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Windfalls for charities

Three charities have received a surprising windfall from Boston Borough Council.

The British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support and The Friends of Boston Cemetery, each received £1,185 gained from the recycling of reclaimed metals removed after cremations.

The metals, which are mostly used in coffin construction and some from surgical implants, such as replacement joints, have to be separated from ashes following cremations. The crematorium then has a duty to dispose of this residual metal waste in the most environmentally friendly way possible, and it has joined a scheme for crematoria to recycle metal. Those participating typically donate any monies raised to charities and other worthy causes.

British Heart Foundation cheque Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Macmillan Cancer Support cheque Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Friends of Boston Cemetery cheque Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Martin Potts, Boston Borough Council's Principal Officer Bereavement, left, and Cllr Claire Rylott, the council's Cabinet member with responsibility for crematoria and cemeteries, centre, present the Friends of Boston Cemetery cheque to Dave Greenhough, Chairman of Friends of Boston Cemetery. Macmillan Cancer Support cheque to Jamie Davenport, area funding raising manager for Macmillan and The British Heart Foundation cheque to Gary Burr, area Fundraising manager for Lincolnshire and Rutland.