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Pre-Payment Funeral Plans

The Safe and Simple Way to Plan Ahead for Your Funeral

We believe it is hugely important for you and your family to get the funeral you want and deserve to say goodbye to when you lose a loved one. At this very stressful time, it’s important to minimise financial pressure on your family and friends. Therefore, in association with Golden Charter, we can advise you on arranging and paying for your funeral in advance.

What are funeral payment plans?

A funeral payment plan is designed to help spread the cost of a funeral. Funerals can vary in expense, however in the UK the average funeral costs almost £4000 – at the time of writing. This can seem like an unachievable price to many people, which is why payment plans have come into being. At Alan Greenwood, in association with Golden Charter, we can explain a range of different pre-payment plans for you to choose from.

Can I take out a pre-payment plan for someone else?

If you wish, you are able to take out a pre-payment plan for someone else in your family. Our experienced employees can help and advise you throughout this process, offering support for you and your loved ones.

Why Choose Golden Charter Funeral Plan?

With a Golden Charter Funeral Plan, your payments are completely protected. Your money will be paid into a Golden Charter Trust, which is run by an independent board of trustees who manage the trust’s funds on behalf of our plan holders. All payments are safeguarded to funeral directors. When the time comes, the funeral directors’ services included in your plan are guaranteed to be covered.

Golden Charter are registered with the Funeral Planning Authority and follow their Code of Practice. Also, they are the only funeral plan provider recommended by the National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF).

Personal Service

At Golden Charter, you are guaranteed a trusted, personal service. Golden Charter is a family-run business dedicated to providing a genuinely personal service when it matters most.

Golden Charter Rewards

You can now save money every day on big name brands with the Golden Charter client rewards programme, as a small thank you when you take out a plan.

To find out more about funeral payment plans, please do feel free to get in touch and speak with one of the team.

Compassionate and Professional

Your calls will be taken in person with complete confidentiality, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Over 30 Years’ Experience

We pride ourselves on the service we provide and take great care to meet your every need

Cremation

Simple Service, including local crematorium or cemetery, terms apply – £1995

Pre-Payment Funeral Plans

Has Someone Passed Away?

We understand at this difficult time you need someone to guide you through it all. We’re on hand to help after someone you love dies.

Pre-Payment Funeral Plans

Arranging a Funeral

We’ll talk you through the process and what’s involved, so that you can make the right decision both for you and your loved ones.

Pre-Payment Funeral Plans

Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

We’re here to help if you want to make sure your funeral is both planned and paid for in advance.

Funeral Cost Calculator

Try our funeral cost calculator to see how we can meet your needs

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A Few Kind Words...

“Thank you for the care and support you gave to us all at the funeral of Annette Streetley, we did appreciate you kindness as we first stepped through the door at your Claygate branch and the days following. I know Tony, Rachel & Andrew were extremely grateful”

David & Betty Wakeford

“I just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you for everything you have done over the last two weeks. When I walked into Alan Greenwood’s on the 5th November I didn’t know where or how I was going to organise my lovely Mum’s funeral and the thought of it horrified me, you made a daunting job so much easier and were there to guide me all the way until the day of the funeral.”

I can’t thank you enough for your kind words, thoughts and help during this very difficult time. Losing someone as precious as mum is very hard but you helped so much. Thank you for everything you have done for mum, myself and my family.”

Sue, Mundy, Luke and Faye

“Thank you so much for the care, support, compassion and understanding you showed with helping Chris and us to plan his funeral. You made a very difficult time for us more bearable for which we are very grateful. Thank you also for enabling all Chris’s plans to come to fruition. His ‘send-off’ was exactly what he wanted. Malcolm did a brilliant job too. Thank you, Jane, With love and sincere, thank you.”

Kathy, Samantha, Rosie and all the Sayer Family

“Just a note to say a huge thank you to yourself and the wonderful team at Send Greenwoods, they took care of us all yesterday at Les Ingram’s funeral. I’ve really valued your help and support over the last few weeks and the wonderful men yesterday went beyond their ‘call of duty’. They were certainly there at our great time of need. Please pass on my thanks to everyone. I also enclose four more donations. Many thanks again.”

Judith Hookins

“Just a wee note to say a huge thank you for your amazing support, care and friendship when helping us to arrange my dad’s funeral. Although it was such a difficult time for us as a family, you ensured that we were so well looked after & that everything went perfectly. Our tears often turned to laughter in your company & that’s because you helped us remember the good times.

Thank you for everything from the bottom of our hearts. We would also like to thank the whole team involved in helping before, during and after my dad’s funeral. You truly are amazing, showing such dignity, compassion, care and professionalism. Thank you.”

Karen, Anna & family

“The family would like to thank you and the whole team at Greenwood’s for your warm and professional service. We were delighted with your attention to detail and the relaxed but respectful manner of the Attendant and Bearers on the day itself. Many of our friends commented on the ‘dignity with lightness of touch’ and said it was one of the best-organised funerals they had attended. It was certainly a very different experience from my father’s funeral twelve years ago, and we shall recommend you wholeheartedly to others.”

Carole Day and Family

“You make an extremely difficult time easier. Dad’s service was very fitting and I was so pleased to see him dressed in his uniform and hold his had one last time, Jess you did a lovely job. Thank you so so much.”

Clare

“How can we say thank you for all you did to make Robert (Bob’s) funeral so lovely? We felt you worked so hard ,with your company and the Church to make everything so nice. So once again thank you.”

Wendy Dennis & Brenda

“As a family we cannot thank you enough for all your care and support of us on the passing of our mum – Peggy Hart on October 19th and her funeral on October 31st. As we know from the past, you do a wonderful job and all the staff are so caring and compassionate. Carol you are a rock (dare I say Star!) as you guided us through so much and helped keep us on track.

The day went off so smoothly and well. Mum looked good and would have so enjoyed her last ride in the jag! Also she would have been pleased at Alan leading the way, as Dad – Bill thought so highly of him and always spoke of him in glowing terms when he was alive and said he was a great guy to work with.

Thank you, thank you, what more can I say. I just wish you had offices in Canada so when my time comes, I know I would be in such excellent caring hands.”

Maggie & Mike Raftery

“Thank you for all your kind attention during the funeral of my husband John on the 24th May. The arrangements were so efficiently and sympathetically handled that it lifted a huge burden from my shoulders. I enclose a cheque in favour of the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of my beloved John.”

Catherine Waterman

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