Donations at a funeral, usually in lieu of flowers, have become a tradition in recent times and provide an opportunity to raise money for a chosen charity in memoriam. We have set up an association with ‘Love 2 Donate’ to make this process easy and more accessible to friends and family, especially those unable to attend the funeral service. Donations can be made online to the family’s chosen charity (or several charities).
We will set up the fund page with ‘Love 2 Donate’ following your appointment to discuss funeral arrangements, which will be immediately accessible from our website via the link below. Family and friends will then be able to access the fund page through our website and make safe secure donations to the chosen charity and leave a message for the family. In this way friends and family can raise money in memoriam and gift aid the donations, greatly increasing the value of the donation to the chosen charity. Love 2 Donate adds gift aid to your donation and charges an administration fee of 5%. The net effect increases the donation to the chosen charity. A L & G Abbott do not charge for this service.
We serve Kempston and the surrounding areas. If you need any advice then please do get in touch and we we will be happy to help you.
Further to the government announcement on the 23rd March please find below the current guidelines regarding the funeral industry.
All funeral services must respect the current government requests for social distancing and the protection of high-risk groups.
Where possible, all funerals will be arranged over the phone or via other electronic means. If they are arranged in person, social distancing must be respected, this means:
Funerals cannot be arranged in person with anyone currently showing symptoms of the virus or who are self-isolating.
It is vital that funeral service employees, who are key workers, can remain healthy to continue to support bereaved families.
Chapel of Rest visits - these can go ahead at specific pre-arranged times and will be limited to people who live in the same household. At risk groups are strongly urged not to visit.
Funeral Service - the number of people attending the service will be limited in line with government advice on social distancing. The situation regarding specific locations is constantly under review and we will advise families on the current recommendations. During any service all social distancing guidelines must be respected.
Limousines - these can no longer be offered as a form of transport.
Charitable donations - all collections will be dealt with online.
We are working to stay on top of all of the current government advice to protect our staff and your families. We understand that at this already very difficult time certain guidelines will cause even more distress for which we are very sorry but they are totally out of our control. We are here for you to talk things through so please don’t hesitate to call, we are committed to help you through this very difficult time. We continue to offer our Bereavement Listening Service over the phone so please contact us if you are interested.