2020 Annual General Meeting 23rd April

On the evening of Thursday 23rd April, the 2020 AGM will be held in the Regency Room at the Amba Hotel, adjacent to Charing Cross Station.

As usual, the evening starts at 6pm, with the meeting opening promptly at 6.30pm; dinner will follow the meeting. Details, with a dinner  booking form, available here

In addition to the usual AGM business, there will be updates on various pertinent matters of regional and national concern.

As usual, the meeting will include the election of the Officers and Executive Committee, to serve until the 2021 AGM, and nominations are sought to fill vacancies on the Executive Committee.

If you are interested in joining the Executive Committee, but would like to understand more about the commitment involved, please contact the Secretary.

The Executive Committee meets monthly in Central London; it also has a small number of Sub-committees focused on particular aspects of its business, which Executive members may be invited to join.
Sub-Committees meet periodically, usually on the same day as an Executive Committee meeting.

If, rather than commit to service on the Executive, you would prefer to gain a greater understanding of the operation of the Association by being co-opted to a Sub-committee, please contact the Secretary to discover the opportunities available.

Nominations for the Executive Committee may be made on the form available here.

Nominees must be proposed and seconded by members.

Next CertFAA course announced

Applications are welcomed for the next Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration course, to be held in Central London, commencing on 24th March, running to 26th May 2020.

Details and Application Forms are available from the education page of the website https://www.lafd.org.uk/education

Don’t miss the Black & White Ball!

Hurry! Order your tickets for the 2020 Banquet & Ball.

This year’s event again is being held at the Sheraton Grand Ballroom in Piccadilly, with a Black & White theme.

Beautiful venue!    4 course banquet!    Great new Band!

Order your tickets from Secretary@LAFD.org.uk

The special event rate for accomodation (B&B basis) at the hotel is available only for bookings made by 28th January, so don’t delay.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available – Secretary@LAFD.org.uk for details

LAFD Tie now available

Priced at only £20, the smart new tie is silk, 60″ in dark blue with an embroidered LAFD logo.

To purchase, please email Secretary@LAFD.org.uk

2019 CertFAA students celebrate success!

2019’s Autumn General Meeting, in November, included a Presentation and Prize-giving event for students from courses held earlier in 2019. 

The two cohorts of students gained their qualification at exams held in March or July. Across the two courses, there were 27 successful students, of which 18 were welcomed to the presentation to celebrate their success.

Winner of the President’s Award for the highest mark in the March exam, was Peter Terry (Southall Funeral Service).

July’s President’s Award Winner was Tara Cornish (Adam & Greenwood Funeral Home).

Others also attaining a Pass with Distinction were:
March: Sally Staden (Lodge Brothers).
July: Amanda Anderson (Adam & Greenwood), Maddison Pitcher (T Cribb & Son)
           and Peter Moverley and Kerry Holden (Lodge Brothers).

Passes with Credit were gained by:
March: Victoria Chisholm (Lodge Brothers), Helen Goodchild (MK Ginder),
              Oliver Cato & Thomas Fletcher (Arnold Funeral Service),
              Joshua Brunskill (Holmes & Family Funeral Directors),
             Victoria Carnague & Marie Tythe (TA Ellement)
             and Michelle Battie & Danny Rees (T Cribb)

July: Matthew Higginson & Dean Newson (Adam & Greenwood),
          Kelly Woolmer (Funeral Partners), Donna Matthews (Lodge Brothers),
          Donna Kennet (CPJ Field & Co), Karen Merrifield (P Boast & Son),
          Sam Hall (South East School of Funeral Service)
          and Victoria Shand & Martin Shand (Southall Funeral Service)

Passes also were acheived by:
March: Maddie Seymour (T Cribb)
July:    Julie D’Wan (CPJ Field)

Congratulations to all 27.

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