17th Sep, 2019

Bereavement counselling service handed funds from cremations at Robin Hood and Woodlands cemeteries

Sarah Mason 4th Sep, 2019

A BEREAVEMENT service has been handed a generous donation raised from the recycling of metals from cremations at Robin Hood and Woodlands.

Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service was handed £8,000 by Solihull councillor Alison Rolf, cabinet member for stronger communities and partnerships.

The money comes as a result of Solihull council being part of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) Recycling of Metals Scheme, which sends the money raised from the recycling of metals back to the council.

The council can then nominate a local bereavement-related charity to receive a donation.

All of the material recycled is only processed with the written consent of each bereaved family.

Councillor Rolf said: “It is a great honour to be able to donate this incredible amount of money to this charity, which plays such an important role for people living and working in Solihull.

“Dealing with bereavement can be a very difficult time, and it is thanks to the great work of Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service that bereaved people can hopefully move on with their lives.

“Thank you to every bereaved family that has agreed to take part in the scheme, as without their support we would not be able to provide such an incredible amount of money to this extremely worthwhile cause.”

Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service is based at Solihull Hospital and has a team of dedicated volunteer counsellors who help bereaved people come to terms with their grief in the way most appropriate to them, and to help identify ways of moving on with their lives.

Sue Rose, chair of the charity, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this donation from Solihull Council. It will make a huge difference to the work we do and the support we provide to people in Solihull. Thank you for choosing our charity to be this year’s beneficiary of this worthwhile scheme.”

Visit www.solihullbereavement.org for more about Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service.

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