Three charities in South Wales have each been presented with a donation of £1,000 from Sirhowy Valley Crematorium through their metal recycling scheme.
The crematorium contributed to 2 Wish, Oakdale Partnership, and Hope Dog Rescue Centre to support their charitable work within the local community.
With the consent of families, metals recovered during cremation are recycled, and any money raised is used to support charities and other worthy causes in the communities surrounding every crematorium and cemetery which are part of Westerleigh Group.
Westerleigh Group is the UK’s largest independent owner and operator of crematoria and cemeteries, with 37 sites in England, Scotland, and Wales, all set within beautifully landscaped gardens of remembrance which provide pleasant, peaceful places for people to visit and reflect.
Jon Deacon, Site Manager at Sirhowy Valley Crematorium, said: “2 Wish offers bereavement support to families who have experienced the sudden loss of a child or young person.
“Their mission is to ensure that all those affected by the sudden and traumatic death of a child or young adult throughout Wales receive the support they deserve.
“Oakdale Partnership is run entirely by volunteers who have created a wide range of clubs that meet regularly and provide a friendly and relaxed meeting place for the elderly members of the community.
“Since 2005, Hope Dog Rescue has 51 rescue kennels and 18 acres of private woodland surroundings, which they use to house around 800 dogs, on average, per year.
“Hope Rescue shows compassion for both the dogs in their care, and the people they support, whatever their circumstances for using their services.
“Support shown to the community by these organisations makes such a huge difference to people's lives, and it is a privilege to give them that support back so they can keep on helping our local area.”
To find out more about Sirhowy Valley Crematorium, visit its website: www.sirhowyvalleycrem.co.uk