When people arranging a funeral know what the person who died wanted, they describe feeling a great sense of relief and consolation at being able to fulfil those wishes. These wishes do not need to be detailed or complex and simply knowing a preferred flower, music choice or poem is more than enough.
People who know the funeral wishes then they are arranging a funeral say they have a more positive experience and this will help to promote a sense of control and wellbeing. This is also supported by the findings of a large research project that we recently conducted with academics from University of York.
So, if you know what your wishes are then please share them with someone close to you (or write them down). We have a Funeral Wishes document that you can use to prompt you, if you think that would be helpful. It is not designed to be completed in full, but for you to just fill in an sections that feel important to you. Funeral wishes can be completed separate to, or in conjunction with, purchasing a pre-paid funeral plan.
Not everyone feels confident that they know what their options are, or what they would like. If that is the case then please get in touch because we offer a completely free service to help you understand and articulate your wishes. We can help over the phone, via Zoom or in person (if practical) and there is absolutely no obligation to use our services thereafter. We genuinely believe that funeral wishes are really important and are very happy to do anything we can to help.
Pre-Paid Funeral Plans
Pre-paid funeral plans are increasingly popular. They allow you to pay for your funeral in advance and can also be a great way to document your funeral wishes as well.
The money that you pay is held in a trust (which is completely secure) and will be made available to pay for your funeral when the time comes. When you buy a funeral plan, funeral director fees are fixed at today’s prices. Most funeral plans include an allowance for third party costs, such as cremation fees, celebrant fees, doctor’s fees. It is important to be aware that these costs vary depending upon the location of the crematorium and they typically increase in time. This means that in certain circumstances the allowance may need to be supplemented at the time of the funeral.
As an independent funeral director, Full Circle Funerals is able to support you to buy a pre-paid funeral plan with Golden Charter.
Full Circle’s funeral plan is straightforward to understand and includes everything required for a typical funeral, however, you may also make any changes or additions you wish to ensure it meets your particular requirements. To view the Full Circle funeral plan, please click here.
We are very happy to discuss your exact requirements, so you have peace of mind that you have the most suitable plan and any wishes are recorded. Please contact us to further discuss Full Circle’s funeral plan.
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