Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 30, 2016   //   No Comments

Organ Donation Week 2016

National Transplant Week will now be known as Organ Donation Week.  This year’s Organ Donation Week will take place between Monday...

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June 29, 2016   //   No Comments

New SAIF Member Russell Independent Funeral Directors in Norfolk

SAIF welcomes husband and wife team Neil and Tanya Russell who run Russell Independent Funeral Directors in Chedgrave, near Loddon,...

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June 28, 2016   //   No Comments

Want to know about Advance Decisions (Living Wills)?

An Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment allows you to refuse treatment in advance of a time when you don’t...

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June 27, 2016   //   No Comments

Charity Commission publishes new fundraising guidance

The Charity Commission has published new guidance for charity trustees about fundraising from the public. The guidance sets out...

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June 24, 2016   //   No Comments

How is the funeral profession coping with the demands of a heavier population?

According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.  The UK itself is in the...

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June 23, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF launches webinar series for members

SAIF recognises the need for funeral professionals to keep up to date with changes affecting their businesses and to...

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June 22, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Questionnaire Results

Thank you to all members who took the time to complete the recent online questionnaire.  The winner of the...

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June 21, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Associate Love2Donate have helped families raise over £1.5 million

Bereaved families and friends have raised more than £1.5 million through Love2Donate: In Memory.  Director Chris Hankin said, “We...

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June 20, 2016   //   No Comments

Accident investigation and reporting – download new template from SAIF

Would you be confident that the supervisor or manager on duty would know what information to collect should one...

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June 17, 2016   //   No Comments

Helpful advice for drivers of hearses and limousines from SAIF

IFD College governor, trainer and assessor David Peasgood recently gave helpful advice for drivers of hearses and limousines in...

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June 16, 2016   //   No Comments

Booking form now available for SAIF’s 2016 Education Day

SAIF’s Education Day will be taking place on 2nd November at Leicester Tigers Rugby Club in Leicester.  Whilst guest...

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June 15, 2016   //   No Comments

Cremation and Burial Summer Event will be on 4th to 6th July

The Cremation and Burial Communications and Education (CBCE) event this year will take place at the Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon,...

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June 14, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Member W Sherry extends family funeral business

South west London based funeral director W Sherry & Sons has complemented its existing service by acquiring J R...

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June 13, 2016   //   No Comments

Reminder: 15th June is deadline for responding to Government’s proposals to death certification changes

This is our final reminder that the deadline to respond to the government’s proposals on changes to the death...

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June 10, 2016   //   No Comments

3D Printer makes missing body parts

SAIFinsight recently reported about an incredible new technology available in China.  Many people like to view a loved one’s...

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June 9, 2016   //   No Comments

Research shows that women suffer more financially and practically after losing a partner

Royal London recently published their Losing a Partner report, which showed that half (51%) of bereaved women reported lower...

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June 8, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Member extends premises in Huddersfield

Deborah Ingham, owner of Huddersfield Funeral Service has purchased new premises to offer her clients space for funeral services...

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June 7, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Associate DJ MacNeice hosting Scottish roadshow

Print-A-Plate UK is coming to Scotland: DJ MacNeice & Co will be touring Scotland including four days of demonstrating the...

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June 7, 2016   //   No Comments

Child Funeral Charity hosting education event

Dealing with the death of a baby or child can be harrowing, even for experienced funeral directors. A new...

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June 6, 2016   //   No Comments

First SAIFCharter website has launched

SAIFCharter’s website has now launched, giving Golden Charter’s owners a central online hub for the first time.  The site...

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June 3, 2016   //   No Comments

Need help responding to Government Consultation on death certification?

Some of our members have experienced difficulties in locating where to respond to the government’s consultation document. The link...

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June 2, 2016   //   No Comments

Mental health problems affect one in six British workers each year

According to the mental health charity MIND, mental health problems like anxiety, depression and unmanageable stress affect one in...

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June 1, 2016   //   No Comments

Brand new venture for SAIF Member Bowley & Gallagher

With a wealth of experience and excellent reputations for compassion and professionalism, it’s no surprise that two of our...

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