I am a funeral advisor, trained by Green Fuse and Saint and Foster Funeral Directors; and a companion to the dying and bereaved. Having worked in the volunteer sector all my life, variously, with the young, the disabled, the dying and the bereaved; and as a teacher, responsible for pastoral care, I became a school governor, a trustee for the Natural Death Centre and of a local prison charity, and am now a prison visitor. I have cared for many friends and family members as well as those previously unknown to me, in all stages of their dying and bereavement; and after death. I hope my skills and life experience qualify me for my work as trustee and volunteer for the trust. It is my compassionate passion to do so.