The Bereavement Services Manager presented a report on the surplus derived from the recovery of metals following cremation. It was explained that the number of enquiries from charities hoping to receive the surplus had increased significantly due to the impact of COVID-19.
1. To approve the nomination of Ashgate Hospicecare to be the recipient of the donation for 2021.
REASON FOR DECISION -
1. Ashgate Hospicecare provides direct assistance to the residents of the constituent authorities and the charity has recently issued an urgent appeal for fundraising. A core element of the charity's work is to provide end of life and bereavement support, including in the wider community and care homes.