Professional accolade for Darlington funeral director

Darlington funeral director Keith Munt has been appointed vice president of the Society of Bereavement Practitioners (SBP).

Keith, a director and co-owner of Saint and Forster Funeral Directors Ltd, was appointed to the role by the Society’s president and Funeral Service Times columnist, Rev George Callander. The SBP’s new vice president was also made a Fellow of the Society in recognition of his contribution to bereavement care and support in the north east.

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The SBP is a 200-strong, and growing, membership organisation for people who work with and for bereaved people, or work in end-of-life care. Its members range as far as Canada and Dubai, and its patrons include Baroness Neuberger, Maureen Lipman and Denise Robertson.

Speaking of his appointment to a senior role within the Society, Keith said: “This is a terrific accolade for me and a wonderful endorsement of the manner in which we approach our work at Saint and Forster.”

Rev George Callander stated: “Keith Munt is an outstanding bereavement practitioner, committed to freedom of choice for his clients. He is an excellent ambassador to promote excellence in bereavement and end-of-life care and the Society is stronger for his support and unique character.”

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