West Norfolk Council hands over cheque to Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House

Cheque presentation to Norfolk Hospice Tapping House at Mintlyn Crematorium King's Lynn.
LtoR, Bev Mitchell (Assistant Cemeteries and Crematorium Manager), Borough Mayor David Whitby, David Clayton (Cemeteries and Crematorium Manager), Lyndsay Carter (CEO Norfolk Hospice Tapping House), Cllr Kathy Mellish (Borough Council Cabinet member for Human Resources, Facilities and Shared Services), Cllr Sue Fraser (who nominated Norfolk Hospice Tapping House) ANL-160508-130057009

Cheque presentation to Norfolk Hospice Tapping House at Mintlyn Crematorium King's Lynn. LtoR, Bev Mitchell (Assistant Cemeteries and Crematorium Manager), Borough Mayor David Whitby, David Clayton (Cemeteries and Crematorium Manager), Lyndsay Carter (CEO Norfolk Hospice Tapping House), Cllr Kathy Mellish (Borough Council Cabinet member for Human Resources, Facilities and Shared Services), Cllr Sue Fraser (who nominated Norfolk Hospice Tapping House) ANL-160508-130057009

West Norfolk mayor David Whitby has presented representatives from the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House with a cheque for £4,444.

The money has been raised through the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s (ICCM) Recycling of Metals Scheme, of which Mintlyn Crematorium is a member.

Under the scheme metal from medical implants is recycled after cremation, with the consent of the family of the deceased.

Twice a year the institute asks its members to nominate local charities, which help to support people to cope with the death of loved ones, to receive a donation.

In the six years that Mintlyn Crematorium has been part of the scheme, around £25,000 has been donated to local charities.

This year, staff at Mintlyn Crematorium chose to support the fundraising work of the Hospice.

Councillor Kathy Mellish, cabiney member for human resources, facilities and shared services, said: “I am delighted that West Norfolk Council is able to support such a worthy cause.

“On behalf of West Norfolk Council I would like to congratulate Tapping House on the tireless work they do for the people in Norfolk who need them.”

Lyndsay Carter, CEO at Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, said: “Donations such as this help to ensure that our services are able to continue and grow, allowing us to support more and more people at the hospice, as well as in their own homes.”

The Norfolk Hospice, based at Hillington, provides care, comfort and compassion to those nearing the end of their lives, and to their friends and families.

They support people with a variety of life-shortening conditions, including the many forms of cancer, heart and lung conditions, and neurological conditions.

Mintlyn Crematorium is owned and operated by West Norfolk Council.

Previously, the crematorium used money raised through the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) scheme to support the organisations of EACH, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, SANDS (Stillborn and Neonatal Death Society), Friends in Bereavement and Nelson’s Journey.