A recycling initiative at Teesside Crematorium has helped provide money for a local hospice. Families from Middlesbrough agreed recycling metals resulting from cremation, such as coffin metal and orthopaedic implants.
“I’m grateful to all the families who gave their consent for metals to be recycled... That generous gesture at a difficult time has made possible a vital donation for an important local charity, and will make a very real difference to the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.”
– Councillor Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Environment
The recycling scheme is part of a national programme organised by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.
Two charities have benefitted from a road safety event organised by Cleveland Police's Motorcycle section.
The Great North Air Ambulance and Zoe’s Place were presented with cheques for £500 each from the proceeds raised at Ridewell 2013, which was held at Preston Park on Sunday 11th August.
Ridewell, which held its twelfth event this year, continues in its efforts to reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities on the county’s roads.
Assistant Chief Constable Sean White said: “We are very pleased to be able to present the Great North Air Ambulance and Zoe’s Place with this money, which will hopefully go some way in continuing with their incredible work.”