Funding to help those suffering from Dementia
The Council has donated £5,000 to the South Ayrshire Dementia Support Association (SADSA). The donation was made possible thanks to the generosity of bereaved families who allowed metal implants to be recovered and then recycled following cremations at Masonhill Crematorium.
The Council is a member of the UK Crematoria recycling metals scheme, which means that with the permission of the deceased person's family, any leftover metals can be recycled and the money used to help good causes in Ayrshire.
South Ayrshire Dementia Support Association is a charitable organisation providing specialist day care seven days a week for those diagnosed with dementia.
The charity runs services which allow carers time to themselves while the people they care for take part in fun activities in a stimulating environment. SADSA also provide support for carers and families.
South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie handed a cheque over to Liz Campbell Manager of SADSA Day Care Services who said: "We're really grateful for this donation; the money will be put towards improving client experiences."
Provost Moonie said: "The charity relies on donations, so this cheque is sure to make a big difference as they continue to improve the quality of life for those suffering from Dementia and their families.
"The donation would not have been possible without the permission of bereaved families and I'm sure they will be glad the money is being used to help those in need."
For further information call SADSA on 01292 288396 or 01292 474623 www.sadsa.org.uk/