Prepaid Funeral Plans
Planning ahead by paying for a funeral in advance is a popular option for lots of people. Although a sensitive subject, many people are now acknowledging the inevitable by choosing to think more closely about their affairs and plan for when that time comes.
For those that want peace of mind, it can be comforting to know that funeral costs won’t be a big burden on the family or that your funeral wishes have been noted, so that there aren’t any extra worries at what is already a distressing and emotional time. We know that there are many different ways to finance a funeral and a prepaid plan is just one of them.
Evergreen Funeral Services are proud to recommend Golden Leaves who have been an established provider of funeral plans for over 30 years. They are registered with the funeral planning authority (FPA) and are a founding member of the national association for pre-paid funeral plans (NAPFP). With no age or health restrictions, anyone can take out a prepaid funeral plan and the process is very easy, with the option to pay in one lump sum or in instalments. Your money is held in a trust fund which is secure and will be released to pay for the funeral when that time comes.
Some funeral plan providers take massive commissions out of the plans they sell leaving you with a lot less in the pot than what you paid for. With our plans, everything including the administration fee is clearly broken down so you can see what your money covers and what the money will go towards when the plan is redeemed.
By buying a prepaid plan with Golden Leaves, the funeral director’s fees are set at today’s prices so our costs are guaranteed to be covered no matter how long you live. The plans also include a contribution towards 3rd party fees such as cremation or burial costs, minister fees and doctor’s fees and the money towards this part increases yearly in line with the retail price index (RPI).
We offer three set plans or a bespoke option which is tailor made to your specifications so you can rest assured that whatever your wishes, we can provide a funeral plan to accommodate this. If you would like any further information about our prepaid funeral plans, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What about a green funeral plan?
For the eco-conscious we can also offer a green funeral plan which is an environmentally friendly plan with options for sustainable coffin choices such as bamboo and wool. The fundamental difference with this plan from a regular funeral plan is that the footprint of the funeral is intended to be offset by your choice of tree planting or donation to protecting endangered rainforests and as an addition, Golden Leaves will even contribute to an environmental fund which is working to combat climate change for our future generations. If you would like any further information about an eco-friendly funeral plan please contact us.
How much will a funeral cost me?
At Evergreen we believe that a funeral should be fair and affordable. We also believe in clear pricing which is why we display our prices online where many other funeral directors still do not. We cater to all funeral needs whether it be a simple service or a more elaborate send off.