Woodside donates £9,529 to three Renfrewshire charities.

Pals of the Privies, cancer charity Rays of Hope and Renfrewshire Foodbank have each received £3,176 to support their vital work within the Paisley community.

A volunteer from Ray of Hope receives a cheque from Woodside Crematorium manager Katrina

The funds were generated through Woodside Crematorium’s metal recycling scheme, which was established in 2020 and has already donated more than £7,000 to good causes. A common practice amongst crematoriums across the UK, the metal recycling scheme sees materials reclaimed from the cremators, with permission from families, such as coffin fixtures and other common items such as medical screws and pins.

Pals of the Privies receive their cheque from Katrina in the grounds of Woodside

Katrina Johnston, Manager at Woodside Crematorium, said: “This latest round of funding would not have been possible without the support from families who have given their permission to take part in the scheme. On their behalf, Woodside is proud to donate this sum of money to three deserving charities within the area, helping to support the vital work that each group provides within the communities we serve.”

A volunteer from Renfrewshire Foodbank receives a charity cheque outside Martyrs Chapel from Woodside Crematorium manager Katrina


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