LATEST SPRING 2020 – a record amount of £1 million is due to be donated in the next round of recycling nominations.

Scroll down to view photos of presentations and letters from charities. Remember, it is the bereaved that give their consent to recycle, the the crematorium staff, authorities and elected members that work with the bereaved to ‘make a difference’ that deserve the greatest thanks.
Based on the European scheme initiated by the Royal Dutch Cremation Federation the Institute’s recycling scheme continues to grow in partnership with Orthometals. Metals are recycled with the express consent of bereaved families being the persons entitled and empowered to make this decision.
Visit the Orthometals website – View the film of their process.

The full scheme information pack can be downloaded here

Further information and advice for cremation authorities is available in the downloads section below.

ICCM and Cremation Authorities – Working together and making a difference.

Next collection dates for 2020 – Orthometals will be collecting all through the month of March.
Please contact if you require a collection.

Following alarmist and misleading comments regarding security of precious metals the Institute and Orthometals have produced a guidance note designed to assist managers. Your authority or company may already have security procedures that relate to the handling of cash receipts therefore those internal procedures and rules should also be instigated in respect of metals from cremation. Note that all metals removed by Orthometals will be documented on a transfer note with a copy of the same retained at the crematorium thus providing an audit trail. Crematorium managers are advised to instigate security measures for metals retained prior to collection. 

Letters and photographs from the September 2017 distribution of funds have started to arrive. Marie Curie charity receives a cheque from Belfast CrematoriumMarie Curie charity Belfast Crematorium donation receiptMarie Curie Letter Belfast Crematorium Coychurch Crematorium Joint Committee recently nominatedTenovus Cancer Care as its chosen charity and the Crematorium was delighted when it presented a cheque for £5000.00 to Tenovus Cancer Care on 11th October 2017. Pictured left to right in the attached photograph are: Joanna Hamilton, the Bereavement Services Manager and Registrar for Bridgend County Borough Council and Coychurch Crematorium Joint Committee, Alexandra Smith, Community Fundraiser for Tenovus Cancer Care and Cllr Richard Young Cabinet Member for Communities, Bridgend County Borough Council and Chairman of the Coychurch Crematorium Joint Committee. The charity money will help to provide care and support to cancer patients and their families. Make a Wish receives a cheque from Peterborough Crematorium.Make A Wish Peterborough CrematoriumSudep Action receives a cheque from South Essex crematorium.(L to R) Louise Roast, Bereavement and Registration Services Manager for the London Borough of Havering; Lee Macey, Crematorium and Cemetery Operations Manager. John Hirst CBE, SUDEP Action trustee. Mayor of Havering Cllr. Linda Van Den Hende and Susan Verner Customer Services and Business Manager South Essex Crematorium. Press Release - South Essex crematorium,SUDEP Action Rainbows Hospice Gilroes CrematoriumLily Foundation Croydon CrematoriumCRUSE Lincoln Crematorium

Letters and Presentations from the March 2017 distribution of funds.Gill Steadman of Eastbourne Crematorium presents a cheque to St Wilfreds HospiceRachel Deaville from Stoke on Trent Bereavement Care Service presents the cheque for £5,000 to Nikki Wrench at the Donna Louise Children%u2019s Hospice, Stoke on Trent. SANDS and Durham Crematorium cheque presentation photos.

Dylan Jones (Core Fundraising Team), Peterborough presents a cheque to Andy Clark-Coates and Zoe Clark-Coates of the Mariposa TrustMichael Penwarden %u2013 Technical Manager, Sue Tolley, Service User Manager Angela Turner-Jones Chair of the Blackpool and Fylde Miscarriage Association, Councillor Maria Kirkland, Cabinet Member for Third Sector Engagement and Development with responsibility for Bereavement Services.Teresa Kearney Superintendent/Registrar, South West Middlesex Crematorium Board and Jane Richardson Fundraising Manager, Marie Curie.The Compassionate Friend receive a Cheque from Mintlyn Crematorium.Cllr Kathy Mellish [Cabinet Member for Human Resources, Facilities & Shared Services],David Clayton [Cemeteries and Crematorium Manager], Borough Council of Kings Lyn and West Norfolk Mayor Cllr Carol Bower, Jane & Warren Heatrick representative for Kings Lynn Compassionate Friends, Bev Mitchell [Assistant Cemeteries and Crematorium Manager].Press Release Mintlyn Crematorium Compassionate FriendsPaul Shevlin, Chief Executive  of Craven District Council (Skipton Crematorium) presented a cheque for £5,000 to Sue Wainwright, Chair of Craven and Bradford Area of Cruse Bereavement Care.  Also present was Treasurer, John Pope.Carers receives a cheque from Leeds City CouncilKenny Dalrymple, from South Ayrshire Council's Neighbourhood Services team handed over the cheque to Sandra McCall, Chief Executive of Ayrshire Cancer Support.Pictured left to right, Joanna Hamilton, the Bereavement Services Manager and Registrar for Bridgend County Borough Council and Coychurch Crematorium Joint Committee, Rebecca Chick, Corporate Partnership Manager for Ty Hafan and Cllr Eric Hacker (Vale of Glamorgan Council), Chairman of the Coychurch Crematorium Joint Committee. The charity money will help to provide care and support to life-limited children and their families.Cruse Northern Ireland receives a cheque from Belfast CrematoriumMayor John Pritchard, Chairman of Wrexham Hospital League of Friends Margaret Bryden,  Del Solari Wrexham Crematorium,  Trevor Jones Trustee, and Peter Blore Vice Chairman Wrexham Hospital League of Friends. Peter Foxton of Phyllis Tuckwell Cancer Care receives a cheque from Kelly Chambers of Aldershot Crematorium. Bryn Hughes of Bangor crematorium presents a cheque to Debbie of Tenovus Cancer Care John Percival (Crematorium Technician) of Walton Lea Crematorium handing over the cheque to Mrs Chris Holt (John Holt Cancer Support Foundation). Dawn from the Willows Support Group (R) receives a cheque from Brenda Ellis of Reading Crematorium St Oswalds Hospice (Newcastle Crematorium)Julias House (Weymouth Crematorium)Carers (Leeds City Council)Rowans Hospice (Portchester Crematorium)Ayrshire Cancer Support (Masonhill Crematorium)Make a Wish (Swansea Crematorium)Prince of Wales Hospice (Wakefield Crematorium)Marie Curie (Bradford Crematorium)Cavendish Cancer Care (Sheffield City Crematorium)Notts Wildlife Trust (Wilford Hill Crematorium)Redway School (Milton Keynes Crematorium)Rainbows Hospice (Gilroes Crematorium)Rainbow Centre (South Bristol Crematorium)CHAS (Houndwood Crematorium)Royal Marsden (Mortlake Crematorium)Willows Support (Reading Crematorium)

Letters and Presentation Photos from the October 2016 distribution of funds have started to arriveCRUSE receive a cheque from North Devon CrematoriumEmily Wells of Tenovus Cancer Care receives a cheque from Lyndon Elsey of Swansea Crematorium.Rachel Deaville presents a cheque to Katie Tams of the Donna Louise Trust, Tree Tops Hospice. Chris Belyavin looks on.Joanne Allitt of the Trinity Hospice receives a cheque from Cllr Graham Cain and Michael Penwarden of Blackpool Council.The Mayor of West Norfolk Council presents a cheque to the Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Charity.2 Wish Upon a Star receive a cheque from Coychurch CrematoriumSands Receive a cheque from Peterborough crematoriumSANDS Receives a cheque from Ipswich CrematoriumMarie Curie Cancer Care receives a cheque from North East Lincolnshire Council. l/R Lisa Logan, Simon Sinclair Cllr Dave Watson, Sam Holt, Penny Parkinson, Gary Burr, Maureen Edwards and Hames Brailey.Peter Foxton of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice care received a cheque from Kelly Chambers of Aldershot CrematoriumCharles Howlett of Chilterns crematorium presents a cheque to the Trevor Collins FoundationJennifer Jones of Bangor crematorium hands a cheque to Eleri Brady from Macmillan Cancer Support.Receipt from Teardrop (North Tyneside Crematorium)Teardrop (North Tyneside Crematorium)St Barnabus Hospice (Lincoln Crematorium)Hospice at Home (Carlisle Crematorium)Nightingale Hospice (Pentrebychan Crematorium)Tenovus Cancer Care (Swansea Crematorium)Weston Park Cancer Charity (Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium)East Anglia Air Ambulance (Seven Hill Crematorium)Champions (Wilford Hill Crematorium)The Moira Fund (Kirkleatham Memorial Park)Mosaic (Weymouth Crematorium)Sands East Kent (Thanet Crematorium) Letters from Charities and Presentation Photos from the April 2016 distribution of funds. Southampton Crematorium presents a cheque to Sands. Pictured are Heather White, Margaret Driscoll and Trish Crocker.Tony Briggs of Portchester Crematorium presents a cheque to Amanda Clapham of the Rowans Hospice. Marie Curie Cancer Support receives a cheque from Colwyn Bay Crematorium. L/R Gary Evans of Conwy CBC, Rosemary Williams of Marie Curie and Andy Barlow, crematorium Technician. Joanna Hamilton (L) Manager at Coychurch crematorium presents a cheque to Delanwy Arthur of Make A Wish. Teresa Kearney of South West Middlesex Crematorium presents a cheque to Emily East (L) and Susan Hanscombe(R); of the Princess Alice Hospice PRESS RELEASE - SW Middlesex Crematorium and Princess Alice Hospice Hannah Pinchen and Francine Bates of the Lullaby Trust receive a cheque from Peterborough CrematoriumTristan Pritchard of St Davids Hospice receives a cheque from Bryn Hughes of Bangor crematorium Ellenor Charity receives a cheque from Eltham Crematorium Eden Valley Hospice receives a cheque from Carlisle Crematorium Headway Suffolk receives a cheque from Ipswich Crematorium Tapping House receives a cheque from Mintlyn Crematorium Press Release Bretby Crematorium Press Release Headway Ipswich Crematorium Bradford Bereavement Support (Bradford Crematorium) Wildlife Trust (Nottingham City Crematorium) Child Funeral Charity (Cambridge Crematorium)Kicks Count (Wolverhampton Crematorium) Footsteps (Redditch Crematorium) Rainbows Hospice (Gilroes Crematorium)Lily Mae Foundation (Solihull Crematorium) Page 1 Page 2 Rainbow Centre (Bristol Crematorium) Statement of Accounts