Despite the challenge presented by the London Transport strike, most of those expected were able to attend a lively evening.
LAFD President Michael Tiney provided an update on matters raised at the NAFD General Meeting, held a week earlier.
Following the resignation of Vice-president Anji Reeves, who has left the industry, Ray Barnes had agreed to assume the role, to assist Michael.
NAFD President John Adams’ presentation, proposing mandatory inclusion of Bereavement Awareness in the National Curriculum, prompted a thoughtful debate and elicited general support. John spoke movingly of coping with the death of his Mother, early in his secondary school years, and of his belief that his experience would have been made easier by greater understanding of bereavement grief amongst his peers and school staff.
John is lobbying Government to require schools to add age appropriate content to Relationships education, to help children understand death as a part of life. You may access his petition via this link