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Crematorium brings terminally ill children’s wishes to life

PUBLISHED: 18:00 22 November 2016

Louise Edmonds, bereavement and registration services manager, Lee Macey operations manager for bereavement services, the mayor Philippa Crowder, Melissa Adamou of Sunshine Childrens Charity; Susan Verner customer services and business manager for bereavement services

Louise Edmonds, bereavement and registration services manager, Lee Macey operations manager for bereavement services, the mayor Philippa Crowder, Melissa Adamou of Sunshine Childrens Charity; Susan Verner customer services and business manager for bereavement services

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A local crematorium has given terminally ill children the opportunity to forget about their problems and enjoy a day with their families.

Staff from Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity received a cheque of £4,337 thanks to money raised through a scheme to sensitively recycle metals at the South Essex Crematorium, in Ockendon Road, Upminster.

The Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) runs the recycling scheme, with the permission of next of kin, with the money being donated to local charities that work within the community.

The mayor of Havering, cllr Philippa Crowder, was on hand to present the cheque to the charity’s communications and fundraising assistant, Melissa Adamou.

“On behalf of the bereaved, it is a privilege to present such a substantial sum,” said the mayor. “Thanks must go to those families who have generously given their consent to the scheme that provides valuable help to local people.”

The money donated will allow five-year-old Adam, from Havering, to forget about his brain tumours when he visits Disneyland, Paris, to meet Mickey Mouse and co.

Havering Bereavement Services has raised £13,145 for local charities through the recycling scheme which began in 2015.

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