Alzheimer Scotland have received a donation of £7,000 from Woodside Cemetery and Crematorium in Paisley which will support the charity’s much-needed services for people living with dementia and their families, in Renfrewshire and across Scotland.

The funds were generated through Woodside Crematorium’s metal recycling scheme, which was established in 2020 and in total has donated over £14k to local 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. 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 money to Alzheimer Scotland to support the vital work that they provide to both individuals, and families, within the communities we serve.”

3 women hold a large cheque for Alzheimer Scotland with £7k written on it

Gail Dolan, Lead for Stakeholder Engagement, Alzheimer Scotland, said: “We are delighted and extremely grateful to Woodside Crematorium and all the families who took part in the scheme to donate a massive £7,000 to Alzheimer Scotland to support people living with dementia, their families and carers. This will help ensure nobody faces dementia alone. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.“

Photographed within Martyr’s Chapel are May and Katrina from Woodside and Gail from Alzheimer Scotland. For more information about Woodside Crematorium please visit