Why Pre-Arrange my funeral?
When you take out a Funeral Plan you are not only ensuring that your thoughts and wishes will be carried out exactly as you want, but also that your loved ones will be spared the heartache of making difficult decisions at the time of need. Furthermore, their decisions will not be influenced by rising funeral costs.
How It Works
No funeral Director is able to hold funds privately prior to a funeral service therefore we have to employ the services of a funeral planning company who are responsible for holding the funds and information provided, the company we choose is called Golden Charter. They hold the finance and invest it in trust so that the costs paid now are sufficient to cover the costs at the time of the funeral. The cost of the funeral is based as if it were to take place today, with today’s costs tailored to your requests which mean you are only charged for the elements you wish to include.
Who are Golden Charter?
They only work with independent funeral directors, such as ourselves, to ensure that families receive a personal, face-to-face service. They are endorsed by the leading bodies within the funeral profession – SAIF (Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors) and the FPA (Funeral Planning Authority), the FPA was created in response to Government legislation introduced to ensure protection of money paid by consumers for funeral plans, you therefore have reassurance that you are dealing with one of the most reputable companies in the industry, one which maintains high standards and protects its plan holders funds. They are run by a board of Trustees whose responsibility it is to invest the funds in a cautious and balanced manner.
How much will it cost?
That’s difficult to say without talking with us. All funeral plans are costed as if the funeral were to take place today at today’s prices, the only outside cost is a one-off administration charge to Golden Charter of £249.00. With every funeral being tailored to your needs we will be happy to sit down with you, whether in your own home or at our offices, and discuss the outline of requirements and provide you with a detailed no obligation quotation.
Many people are deciding to make arrangements for their own funeral in advance, which we are very happy to help and advise on. The process of pre-planning is a simple way to ensure that arrangements are completely taken care of, allowing individuals to plan the specifics of a funeral. It can give you peace of mind and help your family during a difficult time.
If you would like any further information please feel free to fill in the form below and we’ll be happy to send you an information pack or sit down with you and talk things through.