Wishes come true for local children thanks to Crematorium

Published: Tuesday, 22 November 2016

A cheque for £4,337 will be bringing smiles to local children with serious and life limiting conditions as a result of a dedicated scheme to sensitively recycle metals at South Essex Crematorium.

The scheme, operated by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) and conducted with the permission of next of kin, donates all money received to charities serving the local community. 

Mayor of Havering, Councillor Phillippa Crowder presented the cheque to Melissa Adamou of Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity on Monday 31 October and said:

“On behalf of the bereaved, it is a privilege to present such a substantial sum. Thanks must go to those families who have generously given their consent to the scheme that provides valuable help to local people.”

Rays of Sunshine grants individual wishes and organizes events and outings for hospital wards.  They believe that every child deserves happiness and to put their illness to one side, even if only for a day and the wishes provide families with precious memories.

Five year old Adam who has Brain Tumours will be able to visit Disneyland, Paris to meet his favourite characters and Six year old Kian who has Rhabdomyosarcoma ( a cancer of the soft tissue) is looking forward to meeting Santa in Lapland this December.