The national pets charity, the Cinnamon Trust, has received a donation of more than £4,300 from Ipswich Borough Council.
The money has come from a national recycling scheme supported by the Council. After each cremation, and with the agreement of the family, the metals from the coffin, along with orthopaedic implants, are recycled. The scheme is endorsed by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.
A cheque for £4,321 was presented to the charity by Councillor Sophie Meudec, the Council’s portfolio-holder for Bereavement Services. Councillor Meudec is pictured with Cinnamon Trust volunteer Sally Reed and supporter Marion Mower, along with Steve Kemp, the Council’s Bereavement Services Manager.
The Cinnamon Trust is a charity which takes the worry out of owning a pet if people are elderly or seriously ill. A network of 15,000 volunteers helps with day to day care of a pet if the owner cannot manage.
Averil Jarvis, Chief Executive of Cinnamon Trust said, “We are delighted to receive this wonderful donation of £4,321 raised by everyone at Ipswich Borough Council. We gave peace of mind to an elderly owner and resident of Ipswich to know that should anything happen to her, we would be there to help look after her beloved companion Charlie. Sadly, 12 months ago, we received a call to say our help was indeed needed as Charlie’s owner had just passed away.”