Embalming expert appointed Chairperson of BIE North West

Rachel Carline's dedication shows

The British Institute of Embalmers has recently appointed Rachel Carline as the Chairperson for their North West division.

Rachel has worked for Co-op Funeralcare for 7 years and in 2015 took the position of embalmer at our Rochdale and Bury Care Centre, covering 10 funeral homes across the area. She has a wealth of experience and is proud to have her membership with the European Association of Embalmers and affiliated membership with the Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology.

Last year Rachel continued to develop her profession by qualifying in Facial Reconstruction and Soft Tissue Restoration at the University of Edinburgh. Further to this she has also completed a course with the BASC (British Association of Skin Camouflage) in post mortem skin.

Rachel previously held the position of 1st Vice for the BIE, but in January this year was honoured to be appointed as the Chairperson. A fantastic achievement showing dedication to her profession.

Talking about her experience as a Funeral Arranger and Embalmer, she said:

"I wanted to get into the funeral industry because I wanted to make a difference for people going through one of the hardest times of their lives. As a funeral arranger I saw the importance of how the deceased is cared for and what giving the family a positive visitation meant. I wanted to be the person who looked after their loved ones in the closest way. To be the person doing the last thing anyone will do for that person is a privilege. Last year, caring for and restoring those who had lost their lives in the bomb was a very humbling experience, one I will never forget."


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