Whatever stage of life you’re at, it’s always a great decision to consider what provisions you’re making for the future and invest in a funeral plan.
At Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt, we partner with the renowned funeral plan provider, Golden Charter; offering you the very best in service and value. So you can rest assured that when your time comes, you and your family will receive the highest quality service at the lowest possible price.
What is a Golden Charter Prepaid Funeral Plan?
A Funeral Plan is an easy way to pre-arrange the funeral you want and pay for the Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt funeral services at today’s prices.
A plan can help save your family worry and expense, helping make things easier for your loved ones when the time comes. You can choose to pay the amount in full or in monthly instalments, and every penny will be used to pay for a full funeral service upon your death.
Our chosen funeral plan partner, Golden Charter is proudly owned by independent funeral directors; they are the only Funeral Plan provider recommended by the Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors.
What are the benefits of a Golden Charter prepaid funeral plan?
When you take out a Golden Charter Funeral Plan through Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt, you’ll benefit from:
- Our characteristic, top-quality service and guidance from our experienced director and staff throughout the funeral plan process.
- Peace of mind, knowing that everything will be taken care of in advance upon the event of your death by the Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt family.
- Reassurance that your family won’t have to cope with any uncertainty or financial worries about your funeral arrangements.
You will also benefit from significant financial savings, depending on how many years pass between taking out the plan and your death. Because the cost of the funeral service is effectively inflation-proof, you won’t need to worry about paying more in years to come.
How the Golden Charter Funeral Plans compare
All plan prices include a one-off £249 administration fee which Golden Charter receives to cover the cost of setting up, managing and administering your funeral plan throughout its lifetime.
Funeral director services
Independent Simple Way
Independent Traditional Way
Independent Exclusive Way
|Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral|
|Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation|
|The coffin(1)||Simple||High Quality||Superior|
|Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises (within a 25 mile radius)||Within working hours||24 hours||24 hours|
|Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation (excluding embalming)|
|Use of chapel of rest or service rooms|
|Family viewing at any pre-arranged time (2)|
|Arrangement of the funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium|
|Funeral held on a normal weekday, during working hours|
|Choice of date and time of funeral|
|Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included)|
|Hearse to a local crematorium or cemetery|
|Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required|
|Built-in allowance for third party costs||£1,200||£1,200||£1,200|
|A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers|
|24 hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved|
|Transportation to the funeral director’s premises if death occurs whilst on holiday in mainland UK|
- Coffins supplied will be wood-effect quality or better. Your funeral director will provide further guidance on the types of coffin available within your plan.
- Costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required.
Please note: Our plans don’t include the purchase of a burial plot. Should you choose burial the plans include an allowance towards the opening of a new or existing grave. The purchase of a grave and any monumental work would need to be arranged separately.