Kettering’s Warren Hill Crematorium donates £5,000 more to charity!

Published: Tuesday, 10th April 2018

Macmillan Cancer Support receive donation through metals recycling scheme

The Crematorium at Warren Hill in Kettering recently presented a cheque for £5,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support, from money received for participating in the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) metals recycling scheme.

This takes our total to over £69,000 donated to local bereavement related charities since 2011. Some of the charities to receive donations include Cransley Hospice (our biggest beneficiary), Kettering Mind, KGH Charitable Fund and Sands, among others. 

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“We are extremely proud of the impressive amount of money that we have been able to donate to local bereavement charities. Kettering’s Warren Hill Crematorium continues to provide a high quality service in a family’s time of need.”

Cllr Ian Jelley, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, said:

“We’re delighted that local charities are able to benefit from the metals recycled by Warren Hill Crematorium.”

Ellen Finn, Regional Fundraising Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:

“Macmillan in Northamptonshire are so grateful for this huge donation, and it will go a long way to help us support people living with cancer. £5,000 could fund a Macmillan Nurse for over a month, helping people with the medical, emotional, practical and even financial effects of a cancer diagnosis. Macmillan’s mission is to reach absolutely everybody who hears the news they have cancer, and this money is going to get us even closer to that vision.”

Warren Hill Crematorium & Cemeteries Team recently won Best Service Team at the APSE Service Awards, while the Crematorium was also a runner up as Crematorium of the Year at the Good Funeral Awards.