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2019 Banquet & Ball

The return of the Roaring 20s!

Posted by on Apr 5th, 2018 in Events & Meetings, General News | 0 comments

24th February 2018 saw the return the London Association’s celebrated annual Banquet and Ball to the recently renovated Park Lane Hotel.   The sumptuous Art Deco Ballroom was a perfect setting for the Great Gatsby themed Ball President Matthew Barber was delighted that so many partygoers entered into the spirit of the evening, injecting extra 1920’s glamour.   Having enjoyed a delicious four-course dinner, revellers soon packed the dance-floor, as showband, “Mixed Feelings”, gave their customary lively performance.   President...

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Annual General Meeting 19th April 2018

Posted by on Mar 5th, 2018 in Events & Meetings, General News | 0 comments

The 2018 AGM will be held in the Regency Room at the Amba Hotel, adjacent to Charing Cross Station, on the evening of Thursday 19th April. 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 December 2017. As is traditional, the meeting will be followed...

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Western District AGM to be Wednesday 11th April 2018

Posted by on Feb 16th, 2018 in Events & Meetings, General News, Western District | 0 comments

The next meeting of the LAFD Western District will be the Annual General Meeting & Dinner, to be held on Wednesday 11th April 2018 at 6.15pm The Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground, Hartington Road, Chiswick, W4 3UH. Irrespective of your role within the funeral service, you are invited to our Western District general meeting. An opportunity to meet with your fellow professionals and update you on developments within our business and association. The guest speaker will be Hidde Verberne from Orthometals. He will be giving a presentation on...

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Course P – CertFAA moves north

Posted by on Feb 8th, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

January 10th saw the launch of the latest Certificate in Funeral Arranging & Administration course. In an exciting new development, this course caters for candidates from LAFD’s Northern members and is being held in a new venue in St Alban’s, Hertfordshire. Fifteen students from 5 firms are working towards the examination on 28th March. The course continues to attract students with a variety of experience of funeral service. The continuing popularity of the CertFAA has created demand for 3 courses in 2018. Following Course P,...

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Report: Autumn General Meeting 16th November 2017

Posted by on Dec 4th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

President Matthew Barber welcomed almost 90 attendees to the Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge and, with other members of the Executive Committee, provided updates on the Association’s recent activities. Matthew thanked members across the region for the many offers of assistance following the Grenfell tower tragedy, when there had been concerns that the local contract holder might be overwhelmed with the requirements to provide appropriate services and facilities. The strength and value of Association had been very evident. The...

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Academy of Forensic Medical Science DipMoD

Posted by on Dec 4th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

We understand that the Academy of Forensic Medical Science is offering its Diploma in Management of the Dead (DipMoD) course in mid February. The course might be of interest to members; details are available from the Academy’s website http://www.afms.org.uk/courses?id=3  

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Southern District meeting 16th October

Posted by on Oct 10th, 2017 in General News, Southern District | 0 comments

The next meeting for members in LAFD’s southern district will be on Monday 16th October  at The Hallmark Hotel at 680 Purley Way, Croydon CR9 4LT For details contact: Ben Walkling, Chairman: phone 07969 217991 email: ben@rowlandbrothers.com.          Emily Sharma, Vice-chairman:  email: Emily.sharma@watltd.co.uk

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Autumn General Meeting 16th November 2017

Posted by on Oct 10th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

The next General Meeting will be held at Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge on Thursday 16th November The meeting will start promptly at 6.30pm (bar open from 5.30pm) and, as is customary, will be followed by dinner. Come along to meet old friends and new  to receive an update on matters of local relevance  and to meet NAFD President Alison Crake and learn about developments and issues at national level The meeting will include an Education Awards presentation – join the celebrations! Attendance at the meeting is free, with...

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The 2018 Ball returns to the Park Lane Ballroom

Posted by on Oct 10th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

By popular request, the 2018 Ball will return to the splendour of the Park Lane Hotel’s newly refurbished Art Deco Ballroom. In honour of the magnificent surroundings, the Ball will be themed the Great Gatsby Ball, with 1920’s attire an option. As usual, there will be a delicious four course dinner followed by dancing till late to our favourite band Mixed Feelings. Details here Save the date –  24th February 2018.  Note the venue – the Ballroom, Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly. Ticket orders...

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Western district meeting 18th October 2017

Posted by on Oct 9th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

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