Metal weighed in for charity

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a CHEQUE for £4,000 has been handed to St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield thanks to bereaved families in the city.

With the consent of families, metal from coffins and replacement joints is collected after cremations and weighed in as scrap in a scheme run by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.

Money raised is then donated to charities - with St Luke’s Hospice chosen by Sheffield Council’s Bereavement Services this time.

Margot Walker, the Hospice’s corporate and trusts fundraising manager, said: “We are delighted that funds raised are going directly to help alleviate pain and bring comfort to our patients and their families.”

“This money makes an important contribution to the £4 million we need to raise annually.”