Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

Just like taking out life insurance or making a Will, pre-planning your funeral with a Funeral Plan is a straightforward way of planning for your future. It allows you to arrange and pay for your funeral in advance. Find out why more and more people in the UK are choosing to pre-pay their funerals showing the benefits.

 

WHAT IS A FUNERAL PLAN ?

A Funeral Plan allows you to arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This gives you real peace of mind, knowing that when the time comes, all your arrangements will have been made and there will be no bill left to pay.

THE BENEFITS

Peace of mind for you and your family...By planning your funeral in advance, you'll be sparing your family and friends the difficult decisions when making funeral arrangements. One phone call from a family member or friend is all that is needed to set your Plan in motion.

NEVER WORRY ABOUT RISING FUNERAL COSTS...

With a Funeral Plan, neither you nor your family will have to worry about rising funeral costs. That's because the price of the guaranteed services is in your Plan, no matter how far ahead your funeral is needed or how much prices may rise in the future.

EVERYTHING WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF...

Once you have taken out a Plan, you'll never have to worry about your funeral again. We will carry out your wishes in a professional, caring manner.

WE ARE HERE 24 HOURS A DAY...

We are contactable all the time, 365 days a year, ensuring there's always someone available in the time of need.

YOUR MONEY IS SECURE...?

Your money is placed in a trust fund that without the relevant authorisation cannot be accessed.

A PLAN TO SUIT YOUR REQUIREMENTS...

There is a choice of four types of Funeral Plans; all which include a cremation funeral service only, offering different levels of funeral arrangements to suit your personal needs and budget.

 


 

The Costs

 

Financial pressures, coupled with rising costs are creating a very difficult time for some families, and so if they are faced with a Bereavement, then what is a dreadful emotional heartbreak could become a catastrophic financial headache.

At Aubrey Kirkham Funeral Directors we think we have some solutions;-

We offer Excellent Funeral Planning Services Shropshire Pre-Payment Funeral Plans, which can be tailor made to suit your particular needs. We also offer a full pre-arrangement funeral advice line and if needs be we can visit you at your home and at a time that suits you, to give you the information that might assist.

Consideration has also been given to Environmental issues, and we strive to reduce our Carbon Footprint by using Our Brand New 2014 Jaguar XJ Hearse and matching following cars, Our A8 Black Limousine, and of course our Classic 1950’s Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 1 Hearse, along with a Horse Drawn Hearse our Victorian Hand Pulled Wheel Bier beautifully restored to its former slender, our little Guy flatbed lorry too, and you can couple any of these options with our local Green Field/ Lane Funeral Burial Fields.

Available each and every day are our team of professionals, who are trained and groomed to assist in a respectful and dignified manner. It is our proud boast that only Ladies deal with our lady clients, to offer greater dignity and a lady funeral director is on hand should that be the need of the family.

If you are faced with one of the worst situations, that of bereavement, then call Aubrey Kirkham Funeral Directors and find out why so many turn to us in times of need, at Shrewsbury 01743 368999, or Four Crosses 01691 839292 and Welshpool 01938 555099.

We are “Big Enough to matter...............Yet small enough to care.”

Aubrey Kirkham Funeral Directors, The Name You Can Depend On For a Superior Standard of Service!

 


 

Regulatory Requirements

 

REGISTERING A DEATH

Deaths need to be registered within five days in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (within eight days in Scotland). It is necessary for someone who knows about the deceased (the informant) to go to the office of the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in person. The requirements are identified in the Registration Laws. This should ideally be in the sub-district in which the death occurred or the deceased was found. Many register offices now operate on an appointment system. We feel this is so much kinder to bereaved families, rather than having to sit in a waiting room for up to an hour with others attending to register births or even give legal notice for marriages.

There is currently no charge for registering a death, but you will have to pay for certified copies of the entry, which of course you will need for banks, building societies, insurances and a host of other organisations.

 

REGISTRATION BY DECLARATION

If there are problems in keeping within this time scale, registering may be delayed for a further nine days - as long as written confirmation that a doctor, has signed a certificate of cause of death is given. We can help and guide you with this.

 

INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED WHEN REGISTERING THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE

When registering the death, the informant needs to take the medical certificate of the cause of death and, if possible:

The deceased's medical card
Pension book
The deceased's birth and marriage certificates
Maiden name if a married woman, and any other names used

 

YOU MAY ALSO NEED TO TELL THE REGISTRAR

  • The time, place & date of death
  • The place and date of birth
  • The last (usual) address of the deceased
  • The deceased's occupation and the name and occupation of spouse
  • The date of birth of the deceased's surviving widow or widower
  • The registrar will make an entry, which you will be asked to approve and sign. The death certificate is a certified copy of the entry in the Register of Deaths and you will be able to obtain copies for a small fee.

The death certificate is very important because banks, building societies, insurance companies and pension providers etc., need it before they will release any funds owing to the deceased's estate.

The registrar will also give you a certificate for cremation or burial, known as the 'green form' (white form in Scotland). These forms are important and your funeral director will require them. You will also be given a certificate of registration of death (form BD 8 rev), which is needed for social security purposes. The relevant parts of this certificate need to be completed and sent to your local DSS office.

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LEAVE A MEMORIAL FOR A LOVED ONE

Use our online memorials facility to view or leave a message to a friend or loved one who has passed on. Donations can also be made from this section.

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