SAIF Member Campaign for Service Men and Women

May 22, 2014   //   No Comments

We are always interested to learn of SAIF member initiatives.  Your comments on the following from Sue MacLean of Ashby Funeral Care in Scunthorpe, would be appreciated.

“I wish to inform SAIF and its members of my campaign against the government, which I started last November, to help stop our service men and women who have no relatives, being sent off as paupers when they pass away.

I strongly believe that anyone who has served time for this country deserves a dignified final journey.  We have been fortunate to have had the campaign published in the Scunthorpe Telegraph and aired on BBC Television.  Our next mission is to visit Downing Street on Tuesday 8th July with our petition.

The aim is to have medical records ‘flagged up’ for all those who have served our country past, present and future; for the government to pay for a basic funeral; enable funeral directors to apply to the DWO for payment; and the respective forces to be advised, who will then send standard bearers etc, resulting in a dignified and recognised final journey.  Our local MP will also be attending Downing Street, as are ex-service personnel from our area.”

To support Sue’s campaign and sign the petition, please email her at ashbyfuneralcare@yahoo.co.uk.

These men and women gave up their yesterdays for our tomorrows; we owe it to them.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.