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Standing Orders Committee and a former NFRN Lifetime Achievement award-winner, Fred Pezham, is asking for donations to support charities like Childline and the READ Foundation in memory of his wife, Norma Pezham.

“Norma was a lifelong teacher who loved kids and was passionate about making a difference to children’s lives”, said Fred.

The donations have been requested as a way of paying respects to Norma, instead of flowers and attending Norma’s funeral as the coronavirus outbreak “means this is just too difficult”.

Fred, Arzhang and Zal  Pezhman said: “Our beloved Norma Pezhman left us all too suddenly on the 9th May 2020, aged 77 years old.

“Loved by so many for her amazing spirit, energy and caring nature, we appreciate you want to pay your respects, by sending flowers or attending her funeral. However, the current context (Covid-19) means this is just too difficult.

“Norma was a lifelong teacher, loved kids and was passionate about making a difference to children’s lives.

“In her memory, please donate any monies you would like (instead of sending flowers, for example) to support charities like Childline and the READ Foundation.”

NFRN’s National President Stuart Reddish said: “Everyone at the Federation sends their deepest condolences to Fred Pezham and the family and friends of Norma Pezham.

“As a way of paying respects, the Pezham’s have requested that people donate what they can to support children’s charities.

“As the coronavirus outbreak has greatly affected the way that people are able to pay their respects, this is a fantastic way of doing so for Mrs Pezham who was a lifelong teacher and very passionate about children.”

To find out more and donate to the Pezham’s selected charities, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/norma-pezhman?utm_term=6aa87nzNv

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