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Donation of £4444 to The Norfolk Hospice

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Donation of £4444 to The Norfolk Hospice

Borough Mayor, Cllr David Whitby, will present representatives from The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House with a cheque for £4,444 on Friday 5 August at Mintlyn Crematorium. 

The donation has been raised through a charitable scheme, operated by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM), of which Mintlyn Crematorium is a member. Under the scheme metal from medical implants is recycled after cremation, with the consent of the family of the deceased. Twice a year the institute asks its members to nominate local charities, which help to support people to cope with the death of loved ones, to receive a donation.

In the six years that Mintlyn Crematorium has been part of the scheme, around £25,000 has been donated to local charities. This year, staff at Mintlyn Crematorium have chosen to support the fundraising work of The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House. 

Cllr Kathy Mellish, Borough Council Cabinet Member for Human Resources, Facilities and Shared Services, said: “I am delighted that the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk is able to support such a worthy cause, and on behalf of the Borough Council I would like to congratulate Tapping House on the tireless work they do for the people in Norfolk who need them”.

Lyndsay Carter, CEO, will accept the cheque on behalf of the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, and thank the Mintlyn Crematorium for this generous donation.  Lyndsay said: "Donations such as this help to ensure that our services are able to continue and grow, allowing us to support more and more people at the hospice, as well as in their own homes".

The Norfolk Hospice provides care, comfort and compassion to those nearing the end of their lives, and to their friends and families. They support people with a variety of life-shortening conditions, including the many forms of cancer, heart and lung conditions, and neurological conditions. 

The Hospice was founded in 1984 by a GP based in Snettisham, and named after Muriel Tapping, who left it a substantial legacy. The Hospice’s service has been expanding ever since, and in 2014 they moved to a new purpose-built facility in Hillington. The Hospice relies on donations to fund its work, both big and small. To find out how to get involved in fundraising for the Hospice, visit www.norfolkhospice.org.uk

Mintlyn Crematorium is owned and operated by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. Previously, the crematorium used money raised through the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) scheme to support EACH, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, SANDS (Stillborn and Neonatal Death Society), Friends in Bereavement and Nelson’s Journey. 

 

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