A CHILDREN’S charity in Warwick has received a £9,000 boost thanks to an unusual recycling scheme.
Molly Olly’s which supports children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and their families received the donation from the operators of Heart of England Crematorium and Warwickshire-based W G Rathbone Funeral Directors.
The funds from The Crematorium and Memorial Group (CMG), are thanks to a scheme which recovers and recycles metals from the cremation process, with the consent of bereaved families.
W G Rathbone spokeswoman Deborah Leah said: “We are delighted to help fund Molly Olly’s’ vital activities to ensure that children and their families in our local communities, and across the country, receive the support they need when they need it most.
“The metal recycling scheme that has allowed us to make this donation – and donations to charities across the country – involves separating any metal joints from the deceased as part of the cremation process, which are then recycled and used for alternative purposes. Any resulting profit is transferred directly to a registered charity nominated by the crematorium operator.”
Molly Olly’s provides gifts for children with life-threatening illnesses as well as granting them wishes and supporting their families.
Co-founder of Molly Olly’s, Rachel Ollerenshaw, said: “We are very grateful to the Heart of England Crematorium and W G Rathbone Funeral Directors for donating £9,000 to us. The money will really help us to expand the ‘Olly The Brave’ therapeutic soft lion toy range so that we can better support children undergoing different forms of cancer treatment.
“The funds will allow us to design and create 650 lions this year.”