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Over £900 for Cornwall Hospice Care as Penmount Crematorium Charity of 2019

Penmount Crematorium near Truro has raised £913.91 for Cornwall Hospice Care in its annual Charity of the Year fundraiser.

The charity cheque was handed over to Clare Bray & Anna Seymour from Cornwall Hospice Care by Penmount Staff on 30 January.

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The funds were raised from donations received at the crematorium’s Service of Remembrance held on the last Sunday in June, and its Carol Service in December. Both Services take place in the Trelawny Chapel. Staff have also raised money with a metal recycling programme.

Every year the staff at Penmount choose who they would like to support throughout the coming year, and then work closely with the chosen charity’s representatives to raise as much as possible.  

Community Engagement Officer Clare Bray says: "From all of us at Cornwall Hospice Care, I'd like to say big thank you to all the team at Penmount Crematorium who supported us again last year. It was a real honour to be a part of the two remembrance services, which clearly meant a great deal to those who attended.”

“The amount raised is fantastic and will go directly towards supporting patients in Cornwall living with a terminal illness, and their families and carers.”

Cornwall Hospice Care operates Cornwall’s two adult hospices, Mount Edgcumbe in St Austell and St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle. Now in its fortieth year of supporting terminally ill adults in Cornwall, the charity provides services free of charge in its two hospices, in towns and villages, and in Cornwall’s acute hospital.

Susan Cannan, Bereavement Services Manager at Penmount Crematorium, says: “Penmount Staff are delighted to have raised this money for such a worthy cause”.

Penmount Crematorium is a publicly owned, self-financed facility administered by Cornwall Council, two miles from the city centre of Truro. It is situated on a secluded country estate of twenty-eight acres, eleven of which have been developed as Gardens of Remembrance. The Crematorium’s chosen charity for 2020 is Macmillan Cancer Support.