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Charities lose donations after currency firm folds

Scores of charities have lost money after the collapse of a firm in Sussex which processed donations for them.

CCI, based in Burgess Hill, exchanged foreign currency for a commission.

But the firm went into administration in 2014 owing millions.

Now, creditors have been told it's unlikely they'll get back all their money.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Claire Irving of St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley.

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Hospice helped by cremation donation

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."