We are happy to discuss funeral plan options at any time, either in one of our offices or in the comfort of your own home. Our advice and expertise are free and without obligation, so please give us a call if you would like to arrange an appointment.
Bowley and Gallagher are proud to offer Funeral plans through Golden Charter. After more than 20 years of operation, Golden Charter is the UK’s largest and fastest growing independent funeral plan provider. They are owned by an association of independent funeral directors and work solely on behalf of more than 2,600 independent funeral directors across the country.
Golden Charter have recently featured in the Daily Telegraph Business Club, which can be viewed via the link below
A funeral plan is a secure and cost-effective way of ensuring that your funeral is arranged and paid for in advance at today’s prices. It’s a thoughtful way to make things easier for your family; you will have arranged everything in advance, reducing the stress for them of making detailed arrangements. They will know that they are carrying out your specific wishes, and that the funeral cost has already been taken care of.
Back in 2004, an average funeral cost around £1,920. However, recent research (Mintel 2012) shows the average cost of a funeral in the UK is now £3,284, an increase of 71% in eight years, well above the general level of inflation. If this trend continues, the average cost of a funeral in 2020 will be more than £5,600.
We recommend the Golden Charter ’Independent Way Plan’. We will plan your funeral in as much detail as you want to, and include only what you specifically instruct us to. The plan is therefore a bespoke funeral, unique to you, and you will only be charged for what you want to include.
When you take out a funeral plan, you have the reassurance that your money is protected. Your money is paid into the Golden Charter Trust. The Trust is a separate entity, run by an independent Board of Trustees, whose sole purpose is to manage the Trust’s funds. This arrangement is to ensure that whatever happens to Golden Charter – the company – the future payments for the funeral plans are safe.
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Name & Registered Office:
Sussex Family Funeral Directors Ltd,
20 SUSSEX ROAD,
Company No. 08950861