SAIF Member Campaign against service men and women pauper funerals

November 3, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF Member Sue Maclean of Ashby Funeral Care has been campaigning since November 2013 to prevent service men and women having a pauper’s funeral if they pass away with no surviving relatives.

Sue’s work has involved marches and a visit to 10 Downing Street with a petition:  ‘no to pauper’s funerals’.  Her request is that medical records be flagged to identify ex-service personnel and for funeral directors to be able to claim a DWP grant for any such person who has no known family.  Sue feels that the provision of a fitting funeral is the least we should do in return for services given to the country.

In response to ‘being ignored’ by the government Sue has set up an appeal.  It will be a registered charity called The ‘Angels and Heroes’ appeal and Sue is aiming to raise enough funds to purchase at least two acres of land to be able to provide free burials for our heroes and children up to the age 18 years.

They gave up their yesterdays for our tomorrows.  At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

If your can help with Sue’s campaign, please email her at


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