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."
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