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Inspire Suffolk receives recycling cash

A national recycling scheme supported by Ipswich Borough Council has raised £5,000 for the Inspire Suffolk charity.

After each cremation, and with the agreement of the family, the metals from the coffin, along with orthopaedic implants, are recycled. The scheme is endorsed by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.

A cheque was presented to Inspire Suffolk’s Chief Executive, Terry Baxter, by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Roger Fern.

The Borough Council strives to prevent metals that are left following a cremation from being unnecessarily buried and posing a threat to the environment. It is always going to be a sensitive issue, so the Council is part of a national recycling scheme that enables it to nominate organisations for a donation.

Inspire Suffolk is a charity recognised and valued for the work undertaken with young people experiencing severe disadvantage and social instability. It runs a variety of educational and sport and health projects to motivate and inspire young people on to more positive futures.

Mr Baxter said: “We are incredibly grateful for the donation of £5,000 which will go towards supporting young people who are encountering real difficulties in taking their lives in adulthood. It is important to us to be able to support young people and give them a real opportunity to fulfil their potential.”



Deputy Mayor Roger Fern hands a cheque to Terry Baxter watched by Bereavement Services staff Steve Kemp, Kirsty Smith and Nikki Spooner


Published 10th July 2017