Four local charities are to have their funds boosted by Llanelli Crematorium from proceeds made from its metal recycling scheme.
Llanelli Crematorium is run by Westerleigh Group, which operates the recycling scheme in all of its 34 crematoria throughout the UK.
With the consent of families, metals recovered during cremation are recycled and the money raised at each location used to support local good causes.
Llanelli Crematorium is donating a total of £6,339.90 this year.
Crematorium Manager Claire Sourbutts said: “We chose Llanelli-Dinefwr Hospice because of the outstanding specialist palliative care they provide for people throughout Carmarthenshire. It is the only hospice in the area with inpatient facilities.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has prevented the hospice from undertaking their normal programme of fundraising events activities so we hope our contribution will go some way towards alleviating that.
“Wales Air Ambulance, which operate 365 days a year to relieve illness and injury throughout Wales, and Burry Port RNLI, whose lifeboat volunteers save lives by rescuing people in difficulties at sea, both offer life-preserving services so we are pleased to support them.
“Greenfield Baptist Church is proactive in supporting and looking after the needs of others in the community. Examples include a midweek soup kitchen, maintaining supplies for the Food Bank, recording talking newspapers for the blind, hospital and hospice chaplaincy and many other supportive activities throughout the year.”
For further information on the selected charities, visit: https://www.tybryngwyn.org.uk/ ; https://www.walesairambulance.com/ ; https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/burry-port-lifeboat-station and https://greenfieldchurch.net/gfwp/