Kettering’s Warren Hill Crematorium donates £7,000 more to charity!

Published: Wednesday, 13th March 2019

This takes our total to over £93,000 donated to local bereavement related charities since 2011.

The Crematorium at Warren Hill in Kettering recently presented a cheque for £7,000 to Northamptonshire Sands, from money received for participating in the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) metals recycling scheme.

This takes our total to over £93,000 donated to local bereavement related charities since 2011. Some of the charities to receive donations include Cransley Hospice, Cynthia Spencer Hospice, Kettering Mind, KGH Charitable Fund and MacMillan Cancer Support, among others. Nationally, the scheme has now donated £6 million to charity.

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.”

Vivienne Jameson, Treasurer and Befriender at Northamptonshire Sands, said:

“Tragically, each day int he UK, 15 babies die before, during or shortly after birth. Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal charity. We operate throughout the UK supporting anyone affected by the death of a  baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies lives. When you donate to Sands you are supporting our vision of a world where fewer babies die and help to ensure that every bereaved family wherever they live in the UK gets the care and support they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it.”

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.