Recycling initiative boosts charity


The City of Belfast Crematorium recently presented a £10,000 cheque to TinyLife, Northern Ireland’s premature baby charity.

The donation was raised through a charitable scheme, operated by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, of which the City of Belfast Crematorium is a member. The scheme involves metal from medical implants being recycled after cremation, with the consent of the family of the deceased.

The institute asks scheme members to nominate local charities they would like to receive a donation and to date £58,000 has been donated. This year the Funeral Directors Forum chose to support the fundraising work of TinyLife.

Crematorium Administrator Kathy Mageean and her daughter Matilda were delighted to present this cheque to TinyLife as a way of saying thank you for all the help they have received. Matilda was born 10 weeks before her due date, weighing just 2lbs 12ozs.

TinyLife was able to offer practical advice, emotional support and give a helping hand during and after Matilda’s stay in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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