Pre-Paid Funeral Plans From Golden Charter
How planning your funeral brings complete peace of mind. Comfort, reassurance, freedom from worry and stress – these are the benefits mentioned by almost everyone with a funeral plan from Walker’s Funeral Service in association with Golden Charter.
Consideration for others is the most frequent reason for purchasing a Golden Charter funeral plan. With Golden Charter you know that your loved ones will be spared some of the burden of bereavement. You’ll have specified every detail of the funeral in advance, selected the funeral director and made provision for the costs.
More than 350,000 people in Great Britain have planned their funerals, over 160,000 of them with Golden Charter, the UK’s leading funeral plan provider. Many, through losing loved ones, have known the grief of bereavement – and the distress of selecting the funeral arrangements, as well as financial anxiety.
Sometimes they worry about how their sons, daughters or even grandchildren will cope at the time of their own funeral. And for many people, their funeral in advance has become a way of taking care of the future, like preparing a will for instance.
Once you’ve paid for your Golden Charter plan, you can be sure that neither your loved ones nor your estate will be asked for a penny more for the services within the control of your funeral director – no matter how much these costs may rise in years to come. Some costs are paid on your behalf by the funeral director but are not within his control. Known as disbursements, they include the fees of cemeteries, crematoria, doctors, clergy, newspaper notices and memorials. Only if the increase in these costs were to exceed the disbursements amount allowed for in the plan might there be a balance to pay at the time of need.
Your payment will go directly to the Golden Charter Trust, which will hold the money for your funeral on behalf of participating funeral directors. This is why your funeral director is able to provide a legally binding contract, guaranteeing that your selected arrangement will be carried out when required. The Trust Fund is a legally separate entity from Golden Charter. In the unlikely event of something untoward affecting the company, the Fund would continue until every plan has been carried out.
What to do next?
If you would like to discuss funeral plans further or would like to arrange for a funeral director to visit you then email us your details or telephone 01744 833 866 to arrange an appointment.