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An ever growing side to our business is the request and need for people to pre-arrange their funeral. There are many advantages to doing this: most importantly it gives you the opportunity to lay down all your wishes and instructions for your funeral; from whether you are buried or cremated, to which hymns or music you would like. Pre-arrangement also relieves the decision making burden on families at the time of bereavement.

Nicholas O’Hara now sell exclusively the Independent Way Funeral Plan through Golden Charter as we believe this give the best options for people who wish to pre-arrange their funeral or that of a loved one. Golden Charter administers the trust where the money is kept until the time of death.

The funeral plan will make sure that all of our charges will be met in the future and that an allowance has been paid for the disbursements (fees paid to crematorium, minister etc). As long as no additions or amendments are required and the disbursements are within the allowance at the time of death, then no further charges will be made. Once the plan has been purchased if your requirements change and you wish to add to the plan then this can be arranged. The plan can be paid in full either by cheque, debit or credit card; by direct debit over 12 months interest free; or with our new low cost instalment option from 2-30 years (interest is charged and is open to anyone aged 18-78, the number of years available will be dependent on your age at time of purchase).

In arranging your funeral plan we will meet with you to discuss all your wishes and needs, answer any questions and build you the funeral plan that best suits your requirements and will be costed on what you require.

Nicholas O’Hara where awarded the Golden Charter Regional Funeral Planners of the Year Award for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 and became the first English company to win the award three years running. Anthony O’Hara sits on the SAIFCharter National Executive who are the owners of Golden Charter and helps shape the future of funeral planning for the UK’s independent funeral director network.

With the purchase of each funeral plan we make a donation to one of our charities of choice and through Golden Charter we also make a donation to the RBL Poppy Appeal all year round.

If you wish to receive our Funeral Planning information booklet or would like to discuss the idea of pre-payment funeral plans then please complete the enquiry form and this will open the PDF link to download our booklet. If you would prefer to receive one through the post or be telephoned when convenient please state this in the message box.

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