Recycling scheme in Ipswich raises £5,000 for Inspire Suffolk

Deputy mayor of Ipswich Roger Fern hands a cheque to Terry Baxter, Inspire Suffolk chief alongside b

Deputy mayor of Ipswich Roger Fern hands a cheque to Terry Baxter, Inspire Suffolk chief alongside bereavement services staff Steve Kemp, Kirsty Smith and Nikki Spooner. Picture: CHRISTINE KNIGHT - Credit: Archant

A national recycling scheme backed by Ipswich Borough Council has raised £5,000 for Inspire Suffolk.

The scheme features metals from coffins and orthopaedic implants being recycled after cremations, if permission from the family is given.

The scheme in Ipswich, which also helps prevent metals being unnecessarily buried and harming the environment, has meant that £5,000 has been raised for Inspire Suffolk – a project working with young people in the county from disadvantaged backgrounds and social instability.

Inspire Suffolk chief executive Terry Baxter said: “We are incredibly grateful for the donation of £5,000 which will go towards supporting young people who are encountering real difficulties in taking their lives in adulthood.

“It is important to us to be able to support young people and give them a real opportunity to fulfil their potential.”