SAIF to support Two National Charities

July 21, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF Executive Chairman Alun Tucker writes, “I am delighted to announce that SAIF is to work with two national charities to raise awareness of their work and promote greater understanding throughout the funeral profession.”

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Child Bereavement UK supports families directly at a growing number of locations across the country, offering individual, couple and family sessions and groups for parents, children and young people.  Ann Chalmers of the charity comments, “Child Bereavement UK looks forward to developing its work in collaboration with SAIF, which gives the charity a wonderful opportunity to increase awareness of its work.”

Ann will be speaking at our Education Day on November 5th and Shirley Potts, Regional Development Manager, will address the North West Regional Meeting at Liverpool on Wednesday 23rd July.  Alun continues, “I feel this is an important relationship for SAIF and its members.  A funeral director, despite their level of experience, cannot help but be affected by the funeral of a child.”

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The second charity is National Aids Trust (NAT), which provides fresh thinking, expertise and practical resources.  At a time when the Health and Safety Executive are reviewing the manner in which human remains are handled and which preparations can be safety used for those who die with certain infections, this is a good time for SAIF to become involved with someone who can help guide us in the right direction and offer sound advice to funeral directors. Sally Thomas, Policy and Campaigns Officer at NAT, says, “We are working alongside organisations such as SAIF to ensure people who die as a result of HIV are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.”  Sally will also be speaking at SAIF’s Education Day.