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2022 awards

The family of Matthew Gallagher and the IFD College created the award in 2021 in honour of the inspirational funeral director

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Matthew Gallagher Award.

All Independent Funeral Directors’ (IFD) College students and members have until 14 February 2023 to put their names forward. Nominees must have shown exceptional ability, have used their IFD College training in a positive way, have risen to a challenge or are considered worthy in some other way. Nominations can come from employers, co-workers, or be self-nominated.

The award is named after inspirational funeral director Matthew Gallagher, who served as a college governor, assessor and verifier. Matthew had a unique ability to encourage and find something good in every student’s work, and this award is presented in his memory to a student who has overcome challenges to complete IFD College certified units. Those challenges may be personal, domestic, educational or physical. Examples could include setting up a bereavement group, managing a project, taking on in-house induction of new staff, and many more.

The 2023 winner will be announced at the SAIF AGM weekend in Tunbridge Wells, 2-5 March.

For more information and a nomination form, contact IFD College Administrator Sharon Welford or download directly from the IFD College Facebook page.

All completed nomination forms should be emailed directly to Sharon.

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