Pre-Paid Funeral Arrangements
Frank Painter & Sons offer pre-paid plans exclusively provided by Golden Charter – which are designed to provide reassurance and freedom from worry and stress – benefits mentioned by almost everyone with a Golden Charter funeral plan.
Since 1989 more than 500,000 people in Great Britain have planned their funerals with Golden Charter, the UK’s leading funeral plan provider working with Independent Funeral Directors. Many of us, through losing loved ones, have known the grief of bereavement coupled with the additional distress of selecting funeral arrangements, not to mention the added financial anxiety.
Consideration for others is the most common reason for buying a Golden Charter plan, but peace of mind is the most common benefit. With a Golden Charter plan you know that your loved ones will be spared much of the burden of bereavement arrangements – you’ll have specified every detail of the funeral in advance with us and made provision for the costs.
The Golden Charter guarantee covers all your independent funeral director’s services: no matter how much the cost of our services may increase in years to come, neither you nor your loved ones will be asked for a penny more for them. It’s a guarantee that gives you peace of mind; you can be assured that your family will be spared what could be a financial worry.
There are some costs which we pay on your behalf, known as disbursements: these include the fees of doctors, clergy, cemeteries, crematoria, newspaper notices and memorials. Although you can specify and include an amount to cover these in your plan, any rise in their costs are not within your funeral director’s control. Only if the increase in these costs were to exceed the increase provided for in the plan would there be any balance to pay at the time of need.
You can be sure your money will always be secure. Your payment goes directly to the Golden Charter Trust, which holds the money for your funeral on behalf of participating funeral directors. This is why every participating funeral director is able to provide a legally binding contract, which guarantees that your funeral arrangements will be carried out exactly as you wish when required. And, as the Trust Fund is a separate legal entity from Golden Charter, in the unlikely event of something untoward affecting Golden Charter, the Fund would still continue indefinitely, until every plan had been carried out and every payment had been made to the individual funeral director.
Facilities and Services at a Glance
- Spacious and open-plan reception
- Four private arrangement offices
- Private dedicated chapel of rest
- 75-seat dedicated funeral service chapel
- Fully stocked coffin showroom
- Full disabled access and facilities
- On-site florist
- Ample parking
- Six professional funeral directors available
- A choice of male or female funeral directors
- Religious and non-religious services arranged
- Funeral services arranged and conducted anywhere in the country
- Green funerals
- Golden Charter pre-paid funeral plans
- Pre-arranged funerals
- 24-hour call-out service