Published: Tuesday, 23rd May 2023

A cheque for £12,000 has been presented to The Myton Hospices, thanks to the generosity of bereaved families kindly allowing the recycling of orthopaedic implants from Oakley Wood Crematorium.

The money earned from recycling these materials was gifted to the newly elected Chairman of Warwick District Council, Councillor Sidney Syson to allocate to her chosen charity.

Councillor Syson said:

“I have chosen the Myton Hospices I am very aware of the wonderful work they do in supporting people and their families through a very difficult time. I have personal experience of this as my brother and I, as his carer benefitted enormously from their support and care when he was terminally ill.”

“My sincere thanks goes to all those who at a time of loss and grieving have kindly agreed to making these donations, which will now provide essential funding to this important local charity.”

Chris Willmott, Partnerships Manager at The Myton Hospices, said:

“I would like to say a huge thank you, on behalf of everyone at Myton, to the wonderful families who made this fabulous donation possible in memory of their lost loved ones – and to Councillor Syson for choosing Myton as the most grateful recipient.

 “We have never needed the support more, and such a wonderful sum of money will make a huge impact on enabling us to do what we do, providing free of charge care for terminally ill patients across Coventry and Warwickshire.

“Thank you also on behalf of our patients and their loved ones, whose lives this support will make such a difference to.”

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