Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice has received a generous donation of £10,000 from the operators of Grenoside Crematorium.

Crematorium operators, Dignity, made the donation thanks to Grenoside Crematorium taking part in a nationwide metal recycling scheme.

With the consent of bereaved families titanium artificial joints are recycled into metal products and the profit donated to charity.

Dignity has developed the fund to help local charities who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or have incurred increased costs due to higher energy bills. During the past 18 months they have donated over £1.3 million to good causes from the recycling scheme. 

Business Leader at the Grenoside Crematorium, Amy Groves, visited Bluebell Wood to meet Lottery Development Officer, Maxene Gray, and volunteer hospice Chaplain, Andrew Platts, to find out how much the donation helps. 

She said: "We are delighted to help fund Bluebell Wood's service to ensure that young people in our community continue to receive the support they need. It was a real privilege to meet Maxene and see the benefit of their work first-hand."

Regular Giving Manager at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Kelly Gerrard, said: "We are so grateful to Grenoside Crematorium and all the bereaved families involved for this generous donation and we’d like to say a big thank you for all their support.

"Bluebell Wood needs to raise more than £5 million every year to be there for local children and families who often have nowhere else to turn, so the support of businesses like Grenoside Crematorium is extremely important to us."