From left, Peter Childerley, assistant manager cemeteries and crematoriums for West Norfolk Council, Geoff Hipperson, Tammy Green, Paul Kunes and Chris Black, the council’s cemeteries and crematoriums manager. Picture: Paul Tibbs

A donation of £8,000 has been presented to The  Norfolk Hospice Tapping House thanks to a fundraising scheme at Mintlyn Crematorium.

West Norfolk Mayor Geoff Hipperson and Paul Kunes, cabinet member for commercial services, presented the money to the hospice, on Wednesday.

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 scheme members to nominate local charities, which help to support people to cope with the death of loved ones, to receive a donation. 

Tammy Green, senior fundraising manager at Tapping House, said: “We are exceptionally grateful to Mintlyn Crematorium for choosing to support us. 

“This incredible donation of £8,000 will go directly towards helping us continue to provide specialist care and support to patients and families.

“The hospice, which is a charity, relies hugely on the generosity of local supporters and this donation from the Mintlyn Crematorium is truly valued.”

The latest donation means Mintlyn Crematorium has contributed £82,123 to local charities. Nationally the project has raised £6.5m for charity.

Mr Kunes said he was delighted to present the cheque to The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, based at Hillington.

He added: “More than £82,000 has been raised by Mintlyn Crematorium in the last eight years for many worthy local causes.”