For many people, planning their funeral has become an established way of looking at the future, just like making a Will.
More than a million people in Great Britain have taken out a funeral plan, over 400,000 of them using the Golden Charter Trust. Usually, they know the grief of bereavement and don't want their families to go through the stress of making arrangements.
At A. Abbott & Sons we believe that your funds should be held as safely as possible and that you should have considered the amount of money needed to be placed in to the plan to cover your specific funeral requests, when required. We use the Golden Charter Trust to look after new Independent Way Funeral Plan monies. This is an independent legal trust set up specifically for this purpose. Our Independent Way Plans guarantee the funeral director expenses and provide a contribution towards third party costs. There are many options available as no two funerals will be the same. This need not cost the earth as you can specify which services are to be covered by the plan and which items can be dealt with at the time of need. Include every thing straight away or add items over a passage of time.
We recommend the "Independent Way" funeral plan so that you can define as much detail as you wish for your funeral service. Paying only for the services that you need, this is not simply a packaged plan. Our "pre-paid funeral directing" costs will be established and an allowance recommended towards "third party/disbursement" costs. (please ask for full terms and conditions).
As said earlier we use the Golden Charter Trust to keep your money safe. No Funeral Director should simply take your money and place it to their own accounts.
Please ask for Michael for any questions or to arrange your obligation free costing appointment. This can be at your home or if you prefer one of our offices.
On 1st September, 2017 we will offer our new "Classic" Independent Way Funeral Plan. This will provide the essential core elements required for a dignified funeral arrangement. We still provide our usual "Full" Independent Way Plan for all those who wish to include additional options in their funeral plan. We will discuss this in more detail when we meet however you can see a summary of the two plans by clicking this link.
Michael & Alison receiving prize at the Funeral Planner of the Year 2016 awards
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Established in 1885, the company still operates from the same premises in Bedford Road, Rushden, but over the years these have been altered and refurbished to take account of today's needs. The Asher Room can be used as a Service Chapel free of charge or as a Catering Room. Our in-house catering team would be pleased to offer help and guidance. Further Chapels of Rest are available in Raunds, Finedon and Ringstead.
We are very pleased to be able to offer a bespoke funeral service to meet all your wishes. This could be a "simple" funeral arrangement or more full funeral service. You may wish to have a religious service or a non-religious or low religion service. Having been established for a long time in the community we have contact with every church and have our own in-house civil celebrants to offer immediate support.