Warwick District Council has awarded The Myton Hospices with £12,000, thanks to the generosity of bereaved families kindly allowing the recycling of orthopaedic implants from Oakley Wood Crematorium.
The money donated from this initiative was gifted to the newly elected Chairman of Warwick District Council, Councillor Sidney Syson to give to her chosen charity.
The Myton Hospices are delighted to have been chosen for this donation.
Councillor Syson said:
I have chosen The Myton Hospices as I am very aware of the wonderful work they do in supporting people and their families through a very difficult time.
I have personal experience of this as my brother and I, as his carer, benefited enormously from their support and care when he was terminally ill.
My sincere thanks goes to all those who at a time of loss and grieving have kindly agreed to making these donations, which will now provide essential funding to this important local charity.
Chris Willmott, Partnerships Manager at The Myton Hospices, said:
I would like to say a huge thank you, on behalf of everyone at Myton, to the wonderful families who made this fabulous donation possible in memory of their lost loved ones – and to Councillor Syson for choosing Myton as the most grateful recipient.
We have never needed support more, and such a wonderful sum of money will make a huge impact on enabling us to do what we do, providing free of charge care for terminally ill patients across Coventry and Warwickshire.
Thank you also on behalf of our patients and their loved ones, whose lives this supports will make such a difference to.