Crematorium donates £10,000 to Calvert Trust Exmoor
24 August 2021
Calvert Trust Exmoor is the latest charity to benefit from the North Devon Crematorium’s role in a national metal recycling scheme.
Yesterday (Monday 23 August) a cheque for £10,000 was presented to the charity from the proceeds of the crematorium’s recycling scheme, which enables metals from cremated remains to be safely recycled.
Calvert Trust Exmoor is an accessible activity centre and charity that enables people with physical, learning, sensory and behavioural disabilities to achieve their potential through outdoor activities. The charity says that the money donated from the North Devon Crematorium will be added to their 25th Birthday Appeal, which aims to raise £250,000 through donations and fundraising.
It is estimated that Calvert Trust Exmoor has lost almost £2million due to the Covid-19 pandemic and has sold property and land to enable them to continue. The charity says their Birthday Appeal will help to counter the financial deficits.
Chair of North Devon Crematorium Joint Committee, Councillor Helen Walker, says: “We are delighted to be able to present this year's donation to the Calvert Trust Exmoor, which enhances the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Like other charities, the Calvert Trust has been hit hard by Covid-19 and we are happy that the metal recycling scheme has enabled us to contribute to their recovery.”
Income Generation and Communications Manager, Hannah Furber says: “The very generous donation from the North Devon Crematorium has gone towards our Birthday Appeal total. Every pound helps provide our guests with a wonderful break, from buying accessible activity equipment, to feeding the horses, to maintaining the centre. Our biggest thanks go to the ICCM Metals Recycling Scheme and the crematorium for their support.”
Activities on offer at Calvert Trust Exmoor include abseiling, climbing, zip-wiring, canoeing, biking, horse-riding and more. To find out more about the work of the charity, visit their website, telephone 01598 763221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The metal recycling scheme is run by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) and is only carried out with the consent of the bereaved.