TWO deserving causes have received donations from Stirlingshire Crematorium as part of its metal recycling scheme.

With the consent of families, metals recovered during cremation are being recycled with the money raised donated to good causes in the area.

Strathcarron Hospice, which has been providing palliative care to people in the wider area for 40 years, as well as The Raploch's St Mark's Parish Church both received donations from the crematorium to support their work.

Staff at the crematorium recently handed over £1,694.17 to the hospice while the church received £1,500.

Donnie Connor, manager at the crematorium, said: “We know how important the work of Strathcarron Hospice is to the local community, always providing the highest quality end of life care when people need it most.

“We are really pleased to make this donation because we know they’ve been facing increasing demands for support this year, at a time when income is harder to come by than ever.

“And St Mark's church, which is local to our site, does the most amazing work with the local community, supporting young and old alike to get involved in community projects which in turn lifts people’s spirits and motivates them to progress in their lives.”