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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.

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


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...

“Lynn, Bruce and I thank you so much for the wonderful understanding and help you have given us over the past days.It has been a difficult time but made so much easier by your guidance. With your kindness, we feel we managed to say our goodbyes to ‘Roger’, ‘Dad’ and ‘Grandy’ – showing our love and thanks to him for looking after us so perfectly over the years.”

Pat Clark

“Thank you so much for the way you took care of Loui’s funeral for us. You really went the extra mile, we are really grateful for all your help with the arrangements with Louis and Mum.”

Sheila, Kenny & Family

“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

“We would like to thank you very much for looking after Mum and for all the arrangements you made for her funeral last Thursday. Your professionalism, help and ready advice together with your sensitivity at such a difficult time was much appreciated by us all. Our best regards.”

Nigel, Colin Ian & Coraine Ferguson

“Would you please pass on our thanks to the young lady who conducted the burial of Joyce Ashby last week. She was so kind to Jean my very elderly cousin especially on the ride back in the Limo taking us through Richmond Park and chatting all the way. We then went on to have a family picnic in Jean’s garden in the sunshine a lovely way to remember Joyce and the perfect day for Jean. Very many thanks from all of us in North Wales.”

Sheila, Keith & Rhoada Ashby

“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

“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

“I cannot believe that a month has passed since we first met, the day after Brian died. Within a short time of our encounter, I know that an occasion I had always dreaded would be transformed into a positive, memorable occasion – and so it was!

Your warm and practical attitude, as well as highly professional advice, immediately instils confidence. Every detail of the proceedings is meticulously explained and I felt completely relaxed. Thank you Jess for making everything work so well. You are a remarkable lady with a definite vocation and I wish you all the very best for the future. I felt I found a real, new friend, just when I needed it most.”


“Thank you very much indeed for all your professionalism, support and guidance throughout the whole process involved in caring for my mother.

From the moment we met the staff at Holmwood Nursing Home until my collection of thank you notelets for my father to use I felt that everything was conducted in a most efficient and sensitive manner. I know that Clive spent a good deal of time with you and I was so pleased that we were able to have such a beautiful service very soon after the passing of our dear mother and wife. With thanks once again”

Jane Reg & Clive

“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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