A cheque for £5,000 has been donated by Cheshire West and Chester Council to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Backford, Chester.
The money has been raised through the recycling of metal retrieved by the Council's Crematorium Team, following the cremation process. The recycling scheme is run with the consent of families using the crematorium's services.
The scheme is run by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management and crematoria throughout the UK take part.
Charitable causes are nominated to benefit from the funds generated from the recycling.
Council staff take great care to abide by the wishes of families and friends and the recycling of metal takes place only when express permission has been obtained.