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The Independent Funeral Directors’ (IFD) College has called for nominees for the 2022 Matthew Gallagher Award.

The award, named after inspirational funeral director Matthew Gallagher, is open to any IFD College student or member who has shown exceptional ability, has used their IFD College training in a positive way, or who has risen to a challenge or is considered worthy in some other way.

Matthew, who served as a college governor, assessor and verifier, had a unique ability to encourage and find something good in every student’s work, so this award is presented in his memory to a student who has overcome challenges to complete IFD College certificated units. Those challenges may be, for example, personal, domestic, educational or physical.

Nominations can come from employers, co-workers or be self-nominated. Last year’s recipient was Lewis Tout, and this year’s winner will be presented with their prize at the SAIF AGM weekend at the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club from March 17-20. The winner will receive the trophy, a replica to keep, a cash prize and a copy of the manual of funeral directing.

Download an application form at the IFD College Facebook page or contact Corinne.

Completed nomination forms should be sent by email no later than February 14, 2022.

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