Westerleigh Crematorium backs Bristol Food Banks
Westerleigh Cemetery & Crematorium ended 2022 by backing the Bristol Food Banks organisation, which has provided support to some of the most vulnerable local people in recent times.
The crematorium donated £2,000 to Bristol Food Banks, part of the Trussells Group, which operates several sites in and around the city.
Food items collected at the crematorium, with the help of staff and local Funeral Directors, was also donated.
The donated money came from Westerleigh Cemetery & Crematorium’s metal recycling scheme.
With the consent of families, metals recovered during cremation are recycled and any money raised is used to support charities and other worthy causes in the communities surrounding every crematorium and cemetery which are part of Westerleigh Group.
Westerleigh Group is the UK’s largest independent owner and operator of crematoria and cemeteries, with 37 sites in England, Scotland and Wales, all set within beautifully-landscaped gardens of remembrance which provide pleasant, peaceful places for people to visit and reflect.
Westerleigh Cemetery & Crematorium site manager, Shaun Chapman-Young, said: “With so many local families feeling financial pressure because of the cost of living crisis, Bristol Food Banks seemed to be an obvious choice for us to support.
“We felt this was a positive way in which the money could go directly back into the community, supporting those who need a little extra help during these difficult times the most.”