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Kettering Crematorium donates £5,000 to Rainbows

Published: Wednesday, 4th October 2017

Crematorium has donated over £64,000 to local charities since 2011.

Kettering Crematorium has donated £5,000 to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People from money received through its metals recycling scheme.

It takes the crematorium’s total to over £64,000 donated to local bereavement-related charities through the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) scheme since 2011. 

In addition to Rainbows, Cransley Hospice, MacMillan Cancer Support, Kettering Mind, KGH Charitable Fund and Sands, are among the charities which have benefited.

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 recently. Kettering 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, added:
“We’re delighted that local charities are able to benefit from the metals recycled by Kettering Crematorium.”

Tom Stanyard, from Rainbows, commented: “We are very pleased to receive the generous donation from Kettering Crematorium, which will help support youngsters across Northamptonshire with life-limiting conditions and their families when they need us the most.”

Kettering Crematorium and 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.