Fourteen hospices in our region are to receive a share of £60m of government funding. Naomi House near Winchester is one of those which will benefit from the investment. The money will be used to create new spaces for patients, their families and carers.
Metals sensitively retrieved to be recycled have helped a crematorium to raise funds for a Reading hospice.
West Berkshire Crematorium joined a not-for-profit recycling scheme to which they donate any metals and implants which remain after a cremation.
Money raised through the recycling goes to charities. Families of loved ones who have been cremated at crematorium, near Thatcham, are asked to give consent to the scheme.
A spokesman for the crematorium said: "These metals are sensitively removed following each cremation and are sent for recycling on a not-for-profit basis.
"Annually, we receive funds arising from the sale of these metals, which we donate to deserving local registered charities."