Nominate for a 2024 Matthew Gallagher Award

Matthew Gallagher

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Matthew Gallagher Award.

All Independent Funeral Directors’ (IFD) College students and members have until 14 February 2024 to have their names put forward. Nominees must have shown exceptional ability, have used their IFD College training in a positive way, have risen to a challenge or be considered worthy in some other way. Nominations can come from employers, fro 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 certificated 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 2024 winner will be announced at the SAIF AGM weekend in York, on 22-24 March. All finalists will be notified in advance of the AGM.

For more information and a nomination form, contact IFD College Administrator Sharon Welford by email. All completed nomination forms should be emailed directly to Sharon by 14 February 2024.

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