For those who wish to make arrangements for their own Funeral in advance and set aside monies to pay for the Funeral, Dignity Funeral Care have put in place an acceptable procedure 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 by you calling to any of our premises, or in conversation over the telephone.
The discussion will focus on what you want to happen. Firstly, you will be asked whether your preferred option is burial or cremation. All other details will be discussed; how you are 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, in writing, a proposal for your own Funeral Arrangements. It will also include the cost of that Funeral at today’s prices.
You will then be advised to 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.