Golden Charter Pre-paid Funeral Plans

For many people, paying for their funeral has become an established way of looking at the future; smart planning for later life, just like making a Will. We believe that the ‘Independent Way Funeral Plan’, available only through Independent Funeral Directors such as ourselves, offers you significant advantages over other plans. Our plans are all through a National company – Golden Charter.

Financial Security

You can be sure that your money will always be secure. Your payment will go directly to the Trust, which is a separate financial entity from Golden Charter Ltd and is run by a board of independent trustees. Its purpose is to hold the payments made by plan holders and to pay the agreed invoice value to the independent Funeral Directors when the Funeral/s take place. This arrangement is to ensure that nothing can happen to Golden Charter; that could possibly affect the future payments for the Funeral Plans. The Trust provisions ensure that the cash is ring-fenced from the Company, therefore, it is completely separate.

A Guarantee that covers Funeral Directors services

A plan can save your family worry and expense, and help make things easier for your loved ones at a difficult time. When the time comes, one phone call to W.S.Ingham & Son Ltd is all that is needed to activate your plan. Everything will then be taken care of and carried out according to your wishes, relieving your family of the stress and financial worry they may otherwise have to face. Everyone has different needs and we provide a range of Funeral Plans designed to meet your requirements at a price you can afford. As well as a selection of plans we also offer a choice of how to pay for the plan that’s best suited to your requirements. You can tailor your plan to your requirements, from a basic plan, to a bespoke plan that includes all of your wishes.

By planning your funeral with W.S.Ingham & Son Ltd, you can be assured of our local knowledge and expertise, ensuring peace of mind knowing that all your needs are taken care of in advance. We have over 700 plans to date; with a Golden Charter funeral plan, you choose the funeral you want. The price agreed today for all of the Funeral Director’s charges is set, so regardless of when the plan is needed, we will not ask for any further fees for that part. However, the Disbursements (third party charges outside of our control such as Crematorium and Church fees) generally increase yearly. You do have the option to fully guarantee your plan at an additional cost. If there is a surplus in the plan this will be made available to the next of kin or can be used towards any other services offered by W.S.Ingham & Son Ltd. However, if third party costs are greater than the allowances in the plan, the family will just pay the additional amount at the time if your plan is not fully guaranteed. Family can also add and pay for any extra services required at that time.

Golden Charter Independent Way Funeral Plans

A Funeral Plan is an easy way to plan ahead, you choose the funeral you want and fix the cost of your Funeral Director’s services at today’s prices. With Golden Charter you can count on exceptional value, choice and a range o payment options.

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Guarantees
Guarantees to cover all the required funeral director services
Making the arrangements
Personal and regular contact with the amily to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of arranging the funeral
Guidance on the registrtion of the death and preparation of the necessary paperwork for the funeral to proceed
Liaising and coordinating with all service providers and managing logistics as required or the funeral service to proceed
Care of the deceased
Collection and transportation of the decesaed to the Funeral Director’s premises at any time, 24 hours a day (10 mile radius)
Care and preparation of the deceased Funeral Gown Funeral Gown / Own Clothes Funeral Gown / Own Clothes Funeral Gown / Own Clothes
Coffin suitable for a cremation or burial Simple Veneered wood Quality Oak veneered wood High quality wood, natural or picture
Viewing of the deceased in a private chapel or rest by agreed apointment Normal office hours Normal office hours Normal office hours Normal office hours
The Service
Arranging of the funeral service
Mutual agreement on the time and dateo the funeral service Funeral Director’s choice
Funeral Director, driver and pallbearers to attend the service
Provision of a motor Hearse
Limousines for family/mourners None 1 Limousine 1 Limousine 2 Limousines
Personalise your plan
Peronalise the plan at any time with special requests e.g. hymns and readings
For a Cremation at Mansfield Crematorium
Amount toward: Doctor’s fees for cremation 4/5; cremation fee at Mansfield Crematorium; Minister or officiant fees to perform the service (including Church fees for Gold and Platinum plans only) £1050
included in plan cost
£1050
included in plan cost
£1250
included in plan cost
Fully guaranteed
For a Burial
This does not include the purchase of a new burial plot which should be purchased separately, nor any increase in fees which may be charged by a Cemetery or Churchyard for being a non-resident in that area.
Amount toward: Interment fee only (This does not include the purchase of the burial plot); Minister or Officiant fees to perform the service (including Chruch fees for Gold and Platinum plans only) £1050
included in plan cost
£1050
included in plan cost
£1250
included in plan cost
Fully guaranteed
Additional Services
Ability to add additional services to your plan
Additional services not included in the plan price but can be added for an additional cost
Funeral Director to collect cremated remain from Crematoria (locally)
Donaton Box Included Included Included Included
Floral Tribute Value of £150
Death notice (local paper) Included
Reporter to take names at the service and produce a list of mourners Included
Burial of cremated remains in a Churchyard or Cemetery (locally)
Organist at the service Included
Options
Some Cemeteries charge additional (usually double) fees if the deceased is a non-resident of the area. These costs don’t form part of the full guarantee – that is to say, that if the total fees including any non-resident element exceeds the plan amount, your representative will be required to pay the shortfall at the time of need
(*) Fully guarantee your plan against future price increases for cremation and burial fees £300 £300 £300 *Fully Guaranteed
Bronze Plan
Guarantees
Guarantees to cover all the required funeral director services
Making the arrangements
Personal and regular contact with the amily to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of arranging the funeral
Guidance on the registrtion of the death and preparation of the necessary paperwork for the funeral to proceed
Liaising and coordinating with all service providers and managing logistics as required or the funeral service to proceed
Care of the deceased
Collection and transportation of the decesaed to the Funeral Director’s premises at any time, 24 hours a day (10 mile radius)
Care and preparation of the deceased Funeral Gown
Coffin suitable for a cremation or burial Simple
Viewing of the deceased in a private chapel or rest by agreed apointment Normal office hours
The Service
Arranging of the funeral service
Mutual agreement on the time and dateo the funeral service Funeral Director’s choice
Funeral Director, driver and pallbearers to attend the service
Provision of a motor Hearse
Limousines for family/mourners None
Personalise your plan
Peronalise the plan at any time with special requests e.g. hymns and readings
For a Cremation at Mansfield Crematorium
Amount toward: Doctor’s fees for cremation 4/5; cremation fee at Mansfield Crematorium; Minister or officiant fees to perform the service (including Church fees for Gold and Platinum plans only) £1050
included in plan cost
For a Burial
This does not include the purchase of a new burial plot which should be purchased separately, nor any increase in fees which may be charged by a Cemetery or Churchyard for being a non-resident in that area.
Amount toward: Interment fee only (This does not include the purchase of the burial plot); Minister or Officiant fees to perform the service (including Chruch fees for Gold and Platinum plans only) £1050
included in plan cost
Additional Services
Ability to add additional services to your plan
Additional services not included in the plan price but can be added for an additional cost
Funeral Director to collect cremated remain from Crematoria (locally)
Donaton Box Included
Floral Tribute
Death notice (local paper)
Reporter to take names at the service and produce a list of mourners
Burial of cremated remains in a Churchyard or Cemetery (locally)
Organist at the service
Options
Some Cemeteries charge additional (usually double) fees if the deceased is a non-resident of the area. These costs don’t form part of the full guarantee – that is to say, that if the total fees including any non-resident element exceeds the plan amount, your representative will be required to pay the shortfall at the time of need
(*) Fully guarantee your plan against future price increases for cremation and burial fees £300
Silver Plan
Guarantees
Guarantees to cover all the required funeral director services
Making the arrangements
Personal and regular contact with the amily to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of arranging the funeral
Guidance on the registrtion of the death and preparation of the necessary paperwork for the funeral to proceed
Liaising and coordinating with all service providers and managing logistics as required or the funeral service to proceed
Care of the deceased
Collection and transportation of the decesaed to the Funeral Director’s premises at any time, 24 hours a day (10 mile radius)
Care and preparation of the deceased Funeral Gown / Own Clothes
Coffin suitable for a cremation or burial Veneered Wood
Viewing of the deceased in a private chapel or rest by agreed apointment Normal office hours
The Service
Arranging of the funeral service
Mutual agreement on the time and dateo the funeral service
Funeral Director, driver and pallbearers to attend the service
Provision of a motor Hearse
Limousines for family/mourners 1 Limousine
Personalise your plan
Peronalise the plan at any time with special requests e.g. hymns and readings
For a Cremation at Mansfield Crematorium
Amount toward: Doctor’s fees for cremation 4/5; cremation fee at Mansfield Crematorium; Minister or officiant fees to perform the service (including Church fees for Gold and Platinum plans only) £1050
included in plan cost
For a Burial
This does not include the purchase of a new burial plot which should be purchased separately, nor any increase in fees which may be charged by a Cemetery or Churchyard for being a non-resident in that area.
Amount toward: Interment fee only (This does not include the purchase of the burial plot); Minister or Officiant fees to perform the service (including Chruch fees for Gold and Platinum plans only) £1050
included in plan cost
Additional Services
Ability to add additional services to your plan
Additional services not included in the plan price but can be added for an additional cost
Funeral Director to collect cremated remain from Crematoria (locally)
Donaton Box Included
Floral Tribute
Death notice (local paper)
Reporter to take names at the service and produce a list of mourners
Burial of cremated remains in a Churchyard or Cemetery (locally)
Organist at the service
Options
Some Cemeteries charge additional (usually double) fees if the deceased is a non-resident of the area. These costs don’t form part of the full guarantee – that is to say, that if the total fees including any non-resident element exceeds the plan amount, your representative will be required to pay the shortfall at the time of need
(*) Fully guarantee your plan against future price increases for cremation and burial fees £300
Gold Plan
Guarantees
Guarantees to cover all the required funeral director services
Making the arrangements
Personal and regular contact with the amily to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of arranging the funeral
Guidance on the registrtion of the death and preparation of the necessary paperwork for the funeral to proceed
Liaising and coordinating with all service providers and managing logistics as required or the funeral service to proceed
Care of the deceased
Collection and transportation of the decesaed to the Funeral Director’s premises at any time, 24 hours a day (10 mile radius)
Care and preparation of the deceased Funeral Gown / Own Clothes
Coffin suitable for a cremation or burial Quality Oak veneered Wood
Viewing of the deceased in a private chapel or rest by agreed apointment Normal office hours
The Service
Arranging of the funeral service
Mutual agreement on the time and dateo the funeral service
Funeral Director, driver and pallbearers to attend the service
Provision of a motor Hearse
Limousines for family/mourners 1 Limousine
Personalise your plan
Peronalise the plan at any time with special requests e.g. hymns and readings
For a Cremation at Mansfield Crematorium
Amount toward: Doctor’s fees for cremation 4/5; cremation fee at Mansfield Crematorium; Minister or officiant fees to perform the service (including Church fees for Gold and Platinum plans only) £1250
included in plan cost
For a Burial
This does not include the purchase of a new burial plot which should be purchased separately, nor any increase in fees which may be charged by a Cemetery or Churchyard for being a non-resident in that area.
Amount toward: Interment fee only (This does not include the purchase of the burial plot); Minister or Officiant fees to perform the service (including Chruch fees for Gold and Platinum plans only) £1250
included in plan cost
Additional Services
Ability to add additional services to your plan
Additional services not included in the plan price but can be added for an additional cost
Funeral Director to collect cremated remain from Crematoria (locally)
Donaton Box Included
Floral Tribute
Death notice (local paper)
Reporter to take names at the service and produce a list of mourners
Burial of cremated remains in a Churchyard or Cemetery (locally)
Organist at the service
Options
Some Cemeteries charge additional (usually double) fees if the deceased is a non-resident of the area. These costs don’t form part of the full guarantee – that is to say, that if the total fees including any non-resident element exceeds the plan amount, your representative will be required to pay the shortfall at the time of need
(*) Fully guarantee your plan against future price increases for cremation and burial fees £300
Platinum Plan
Guarantees
Guarantees to cover all the required funeral director services
Making the arrangements
Personal and regular contact with the amily to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of arranging the funeral
Guidance on the registrtion of the death and preparation of the necessary paperwork for the funeral to proceed
Liaising and coordinating with all service providers and managing logistics as required or the funeral service to proceed
Care of the deceased
Collection and transportation of the decesaed to the Funeral Director’s premises at any time, 24 hours a day (10 mile radius)
Care and preparation of the deceased Funeral Gown / Own Clothes
Coffin suitable for a cremation or burial High quality wood, natural or picture
Viewing of the deceased in a private chapel or rest by agreed apointment Normal office hours
The Service
Arranging of the funeral service
Mutual agreement on the time and dateo the funeral service
Funeral Director, driver and pallbearers to attend the service
Provision of a motor Hearse
Limousines for family/mourners 2 Limousine2
Personalise your plan
Peronalise the plan at any time with special requests e.g. hymns and readings
For a Cremation at Mansfield Crematorium
Amount toward: Doctor’s fees for cremation 4/5; cremation fee at Mansfield Crematorium; Minister or officiant fees to perform the service (including Church fees for Gold and Platinum plans only) Fully Guaranteed
included in plan cost
For a Burial
This does not include the purchase of a new burial plot which should be purchased separately, nor any increase in fees which may be charged by a Cemetery or Churchyard for being a non-resident in that area.
Amount toward: Interment fee only (This does not include the purchase of the burial plot); Minister or Officiant fees to perform the service (including Chruch fees for Gold and Platinum plans only) (*) Fully Guaranteed
included in plan cost
Additional Services
Ability to add additional services to your plan
Additional services not included in the plan price but can be added for an additional cost
Funeral Director to collect cremated remain from Crematoria (locally)
Donaton Box Included
Floral Tribute Value of £150
Death notice (local paper) Included
Reporter to take names at the service and produce a list of mourners Included
Burial of cremated remains in a Churchyard or Cemetery (locally)
Organist at the service Included
Options
Some Cemeteries charge additional (usually double) fees if the deceased is a non-resident of the area. These costs don’t form part of the full guarantee – that is to say, that if the total fees including any non-resident element exceeds the plan amount, your representative will be required to pay the shortfall at the time of need
(*) Fully guarantee your plan against future price increases for cremation and burial fees (*) Fully Guaranteed

If you would like to know more, have any questions or would like to make an appointment,
at either the office or your home
please call 01623 621114