With a Golden Charter funeral plan from A L & G Abbott Funeral Directors, you can pre-arrange your funeral and fix your funeral director’s costs at today’s prices. It covers your funeral director’s costs, no matter how long you live or what happens to the economy in the meantime, which can help reduce the financial burden on your loved ones. A Golden Charter funeral plan allows you to set out your wishes in advance, so your family doesn’t have to guess what you might have wanted. The plan can also include a contribution towards third party costs (known as disbursements), such as crematorium, clergy and doctor’s fees.
One of the main reasons that we recommend Golden Charter funeral plans is because they provide outstanding financial security for your money. All the money is held securely within the Golden Charter Trust. To find out more about all the plans available from Golden Charter please click on the link below. This will re-direct you to the Golden Charter website where you can take out a plan, or please do not hesitate to call us or drop in with any questions and we can talk through your plans with you.
In addition to the high levels of financial security provided by Golden Charter, you will also benefit from the knowledge and experience we have developed over many years. This means we can help you tailor your funeral plan to accommodate any special wishes you may have. With a Golden Charter plan, you can make top-ups or update your plan details at any time, and you can choose to pay upfront or by monthly instalments.
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.