As a society we afford special reverence, quite rightly, to the NHS doctors and nurses who are working in increasingly stressful conditions - nothing short of heroic!
One vital group, however, who have so far been noticeably absent from public discussion, is the funeral profession – the people who care for those who have died and of course, for the bereaved.
The government announced that those responsible for ‘management of the deceased’ are to be categorised as ‘key workers,' but I rarely read of people calling them ‘heroes’. I can tell you that they are. I work alongside them and so I get to see and hear first hand how incredibly difficult it has been for them.
I would personally like to pay tribute to all funeral professions, but especially to the excellent people I know and have had the good fortune and honour of working with.
I know you do a very special job and that you do it with sincerity and compassion. Well done all of you!