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Pre-Planned Funeral Plan


Pre-Planned Funeral Plan

It’s easy to arrange in advance the funeral you want with a funeral plan. By purchasing a plan, you can specify your wishes and pay for the funeral director services included. This has the benefit of bringing peace of mind to both yourself and your family, allowing the planning to be taken care of in advance to relieve stress at the time of bereavement. 

A funeral plan from Golden Charter also includes an allowance towards third-party costs, which are for other essential services such as cremation or burial fees, and the minister or officiant’s fee to perform the service. These are outside of our control but need to be paid at the time of the funeral. The value of the allowance included in your plan may grow over time. There will only be more to pay at the time of the funeral if the third-party costs exceed the allowance when you buy your plan, or if the costs increase by more than the growth of your plan. 

Here at N. Alderson Funeral Directors, we work in partnership with Golden Charter to provide customers across Durham and beyond with a simple way to plan ahead. As one of the UK’s largest funeral plan providers*, Golden Charter has helped almost 900,000 people** make funeral provisions that cater to their personal wishes and budgets. 

Everyone has different needs when it comes to funeral planning, so the teams at N. Alderson and Golden Charter make sure the plans are as flexible as possible and tailored to your needs. A plan from Golden Charter is available to all UK residents, regardless of age or the state of your health.  

Would you like to know more information about how a Golden Charter funeral plan could work for you? Our considerate team can provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision for you and your family, so please contact us today.

Alderson Funeral Directors is an appointed representative of Golden Charter Limited trading as Golden Charter Funeral Plans which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:965279).

Registered in England No. 02511598 Registered Office: One Fleet Place, London EC4M 7WS. 

*Based on a Golden Charter analysis and independent research of the funeral plan market size as at January 2023 

**Correct at March 2023 


Let us help you create a fitting tribute for a loved one

Call us on 0191 373 1828 Email us on: enquiries@alderson-funerals.co.uk or request a callback using the form below

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Ushaw Moor: Flass Terrace Ushaw Moor Durham DH7 7LD
Mon-Fri: 09:00 - 17:00 Sat: by appointment Sunday: by appointment

FAQs & Advice

To help you during this difficult time, Alderson’s Family Funerals have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their respective answers below.

If you would like to take further steps to remember your loved one after the funeral, there are a number of different options available to you. For example, you could consider our range of keepsake items, such as scatter tubes and memory stones, memory bears, keepsake jewellery or you could put your loved one’s name in the memorial book.
It’s not always easy to know what flowers would best suit the funeral you are arranging, but it’s not uncommon to see any of the following: sprays, wreaths, sheaves and baskets, posies, hearts and cushions, and crosses and letters. If you would like to see our flower brochure or would like some expert advice from our team, please contact us.
Yes you can, but in order to do this, we will need the deeds or definite confirmation as to the location. Most councils require the deeds or an indemnity signed. There are often strict rules regarding the erection of memorials in churchyards and cemeteries and we can advise you of these at the time.
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