To say that I was saddened to hear of the death this week of a dear colleague would be an understatement. Helen Hinds, School Business Manager at Norden High School & Sports College, sadly passed away on 3 February after a short illness. She was a member of LASBM and NASBM, and a regular attender at our events. Helen was only 46 and leaves behind her husband, parents and other family members. Her premature death has shocked and saddened those who knew her and she will be very sadly missed. Donations may be made to East Lancashire Hospice in memory of Helen. Our thoughts and prayers are with Helen's family at this very sad time.