A CHARITY that provides support to bereaved people across Worcestershire has received a £10,000 funding boost to continue helping people deal with the loss of their loved ones thanks to Redditch Crematorium.
The Worcestershire branch of Cruse Bereavement Care was nominated by Redditch Crematorium to receive the funding as part of the ICCM’s (Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management) metal recycling scheme.
Families give their permission for residual metals – such as replacement hips – to be recycled at the crematorium via the nationally recognised ICCM scheme.
Cruse will use the money from the recycling scheme to continue to support bereaved people in the borough and across Worcestershire, providing someone to turn to in the event of the loss of a loved one.
Pam Vernon, from Worcestershire Cruse Bereavement Care, said: “We are truly grateful to have been nominated to receive this funding because it means we can continue to provide support to all in Redditch who have lost a loved one and are struggling to come to terms with their loss.
“The impact of a bereavement often hits many months or even years after an event such as the pandemic and the money will ensure that we will continue to be there to support the people of Redditch whenever they need us, whether now or in the future.”
Councillor Brandon Clayton, whose portfolio covers environmental services at Redditch Borough Council, said: “We’re proud to nominate Cruse to receive this money for providing such vital support for our community. I know that this money will go some way to helping our residents deal with the stress, shock and trauma felt by the loss of a loved one at this challenging time.”
Worcestershire Cruse Bereavement Care can be contacted at http://www.cruse.org.uk/coronavirus/traumaor 01905 22223.