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Donations from Oakley Wood Crematorium raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

A cheque for £12,000 was presented to Macmillan Cancer Support this week, thanks to the generosity of bereaved families kindly allowing the recycling of orthopaedic implants from Oakley Wood Crematorium.

The metals used in the replacement of knees and hips, as well as pins used in other bone injuries along with the metals from coffins can all be recycled through the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s Recycling of Metals Scheme.

The money earned from recycling these materials is then gifted to the Council, for the Chair to allocate to their chosen charity.