Hugely successful SAIF road show

July 10, 2014   //   No Comments

This year’s SAIF Regional Meeting road show has proved very popular with attendee numbers exceeding 2013’s figures.

The Newmarket meeting on 21st May attracted a third extra people than the meeting there last year.  In addition to the SAIF updates by Executive Chairman Alun Tucker, guests gained an insight into SAIFInsure, which has worked with SAIF for twenty years this year.  SAIF’s National President for 2014, Mark Woollard, gave an overview of his funeral career, his work for SAIF and the IFD College, as well as his chosen charity CRISIS, which provided much needed support for homeless people.  Mark also talked about his beekeeping exploits, which aroused a great interest.

Alison Wilson, Director of Risk and Audit with Golden Charter, provided attendees with an update on developments within the Operations Department.  During the evening, £162 was raised for CRISIS with a ‘Guess the Mileage’ competition, won by Andrew Thornally from Kings Lynn.  Included in the prize was a jar of Mark’s award winning Mount Ephraim honey.

On Wednesday 4th June, the road show visited Anstey & District Funeral Services in Leicester. It was encouraging to see over thirty people in attendance and particularly new members of SAIF who had attended their first meeting.  This compares to June 2013 when the East Midlands meeting was forced to cancel due to lack of support.  In addition to updates by Past President Arran Brudenell,  Mark Woollard and Michael Corish of Golden Charter, guests heard an informative talk by guest speaker Lavan from Pace4Life, who spoke about the pace maker recycling scheme that SAIF are proud to be involved in.  The meeting raised £80 for Crisis in the ‘Guess the Mileage’ competition, which was jointly won by Darren Lloyd of A J Lloyd Funeral Directors Jonathan Davies of Much Loved.