For those who wish to plan the arrangements for their own Funeral in advance and set aside monies to pay for the Funeral, Dignity Funeral Care have put in place a process to facilitate this for you.
One of our Funeral arranging personnel will discuss your requirements in confidence with you. This can take place in your own home, or any of our premises, or in conversation over the telephone.
The discussion will focus on what you would like to happen. Your preferred option of burial or cremation will be discussed. All other details will be discussed ; how you wish to be dressed, transportation requirements for family/relatives, chosen Church, chosen cemetery/crematorium, newspaper announcements, music, floral tributes, Church Offering, gratuities, etc, etc.
You will then receive a proposal for your own Funeral Arrangements. It will be calculated based on the cost of that Funeral at today’s prices.
You will then be advised that you can:
A) Lodge that amount in an interest-bearing Deposit Account in your chosen Bank, Building Society or Post Office. You should advise the Manager that the purpose of the account is to pay for your Funeral Expenses. Thus, when the time comes, Dignity Funeral Care will carry out your wishes as specified in your Plan and forward the account to your Bank/Building Society/Post Office. A Bank Draft will then be forwarded to us to cover the cost of your Funeral with the funds coming from your Deposit Account.
In order to ensure that your account is in funds to cover the Funeral Expenses, you should make contact with us at the beginning of each successive year to check what price increases there have been over the previous twelve months. The extra amount, probably a nominal sum, should be lodged by you to your Deposit Account at each of those interim periods.
B) Alternatively you can pay in full for the funeral complete at today’s prices and enter into a contract with Dignity Funeral Care whereby they will carry the risk associated with the variable changes to cost.