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Latest CertFAA course Underway!

Posted by on Sep 30th, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

The Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration continues to grow. The latest course – the third in 2019 – is now underway and this cohort will include the 300th CertFAA holder! The course, being held at Gatwick, includes 18 students from both London Association and Sussex County Association members. The students are pictured at the outset of the course, with Tutors David Hall and Brian Parsons and Michael Tiney, Chairman of the LAFD Education Committee and Association Vice-President. Course U students are working towards...

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Autumn General Meeting November 21st 2019

Posted by on Sep 30th, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

On Thursday 21st November the Autumn General Meeting will be held at Amba Hotel, Charing Cross  The meeting will start promptly at 6.30pm (private bar open from 6pm) and, as is customary, will be followed by dinner. Dinner is charged at £50 each for those able to stay after the meeting, but attendance at the meeting is free This is your opportunity to discover how your Association can benefit your business. Come along for an update on matters of local and national relevance to learn of new developments within your Association in the London...

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Next CertFAA course announced for Autumn 2019

Posted by on Jul 29th, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

In response to demand, the next Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration course will be held near Gatwick Airport, commencing on 10th September. Applications are welcomed from staff of NAFD member firms across the South East. Details and Application Forms are available from the education page of the website http://lafd.org.uk/education

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Latest CertFAA course Takes off!

Posted by on Jun 18th, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

The latest course started on 24th April; 15 students, from 8 member firms, are working towards the exam on 26th June.  The students are pictured with Adam Ginder (right), now LAFD President, and Tutor David Hall (left).  

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AGM and Education Prize-giving 1st May

Posted by on Jun 18th, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

The 74th Annual General Meeting of the Association was held at Amba Hotel, Charing Cross.  70 attendees were welcomed by President Richard van Nes, who thanked the Executive Committee and members for their support during his thoroughly enjoyable year in office, during which he had proudly represented LAFD at a variety of events.  A highlight of his year had been the very successful, royal-themed, Banquet & Ball, in February. Earlier in the day, the President had delivered a cheque to his chosen charity, The Household Division Charity, in...

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LAFD supports Household Division Charity

Posted by on Jun 18th, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

Each year the Association raises funds for a charity selected by that year’s President. For his year of office, President Richard van Nes nominated The Household Division Charity, which supports past and present members of the British Army’s Household Division Regiments and their families. On 1st May Richard was delighted to visit Horseguards to present the charity with £5,000 raised at the Banquet and Ball in February, supplemented by a further £200 from Western District’s Casino Night Party. The cheques were received on...

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Annual General Meeting 1st May 2019

Posted by on Apr 2nd, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

The 2019 AGM will be held in the Regency Room at the Amba Hotel, adjacent to Charing Cross Station, on the evening of Wednesday 1st May. The evening starts at 6pm, with the meeting opening promptly at 6.30pm  In addition to the usual AGM business, there will be updates on various matters of regional and national concern. The evening also will include an Education Presentation and Prize-giving, with a celebration of the success of students from the CertFAA course examined in November 2018. As is traditional, the meeting will be followed by...

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Royals out in force at the London Ball *

Posted by on Apr 2nd, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

On 23rd February the Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel’s Grand Ballroom hosted the London Association’s glittering Banquet and Ball, which this year had a Royal theme. President Richard van Nes welcomed honoured guests NAFD President Abi; BIFD President David Capper; SAIF National President Alan Tucker, with Cathy Scott; BIE National President Barbara Fowley, with Declan MacGuire, and BIE Southern District Chairman Lee Marston with wife Nina.   Guests made a regal entrance to a fanfare of Trumpets of the Irish Guards of the Household Division...

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Education, Education, Education & a new course!

Posted by on Jan 18th, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

It has been a busy period for the Education Committee. Courses P & Q   At the Autumn General Meeting on 22nd November Certificates and Prizes were presented to students from 2 CertFAA courses held earlier in 2018. Across the 2 courses, there were 27 successful candidates.  The photograph shows the new Certificate holders with LAFD President Richard van Nes and Education Committee Chairman Barry Pritchard.       Course R Earlier that month, 20 candidates sat the CertFAA examination at the Hallmark Hotel, Croydon. After a nervous wait,...

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