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Metal body implants fund Barnsley bereavement charity

A crematorium in Barnsley has raised thousands of pounds for charity by recycling metals such as hip and knee implants left behind after cremations.

Barnsley Council said only metal obtained with the consent of families was recycled.

It said over £4,500 had been raised for the Barnsley Bereavement Service.

The national scheme, run by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, has raised thousands of pounds across the country.

Anthony Devonport, Barnsley's principal bereavement services officer, said: "From the cremation process, the ashes are removed from the cremator and then, prior to them being crenulated or rendered down to a fine ash, we remove the metal at that stage with a magnet."

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