A Funeral Plan is an easy way to pre-arrange the funeral you want and pay for the funeral director's services at today's prices. A plan can help save your family worry and expense, helping make things easier for your loved ones when the time comes.

The best people to speak to about which funeral plan is best for you is your local funeral director. Below are eight local funeral directors who can guide you to the best plan for delivering the funeral which you want.

H Bates Funeral Directors

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We understand it is difficult for the bereaved family to arrange a loved one's funeral. H Bates Funeral Directors & Monumental Masons are a local independent funeral service that is been providing help to the bereaved for over 100 years, with over half of our enquiries coming from recommendation. 

We provide personal and confidential services for a touching final journey, even more so, we are there for you 24 hours of the day.

Planning for your funeral is important as it not only helps with the financial burden of a funeral, it also means that there is clear direction when it comes to what kind of funeral you would like. Pre-paid funeral plans help to relieve any financial strain on your family at a difficult time. 

You can choose a plan that suits your budget and offers you the type of funeral service that you want and here at H Bates Funeral Directors & Monumental Masons, we offer a wide range of funeral plans from both Golden Charter and Ecclesiastical Planning Services so you can be sure assured you are in good hands.

Here is what our customers have said about our services

Just took a prepaid funeral plan out with Sylvia for when the sad time comes for my beautiful mum. There will be no worries as all the arrangements are done. I chose Sylvia because the funerals she had done for both my sons was perfect. Thankyou Sylvia.”

Want to learn more about our pre-paid funeral plans? Call Sylvia for more information

Tel: 01274 880244

Email: hbates@hbates.com
Web: www.hbates.co.uk

David Gallagher Funeral Director

Golden Charter Pre-Paid Funeral Plan: The most thoughtful decision you could make

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David & Adele worked closely and successfully with Golden Charter for 27 years. We trust Golden Charter and can assure our clients that their investment with them will be held securely within a trust.

Throughout the next few months Golden Charter have joined forces with The Royal British Legion and for every plan sold, a donation of £25 will be forwarded to them, a wonderful way of working together to raise funds for the armed forces.

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Also, throughout this time for every plan sold, David and Adele will acknowledge this investment by offering a Marks & Spencer Voucher worth £40.

David Gallagher Funeral Directors have been caring for the families of Keighley and surrounding districts for 27 years. Their chapel, Airedale House, is situated in Utley, Keighley, and boast a beautiful location where loved ones may rest within calming surroundings, and because the family also live at Airedale House.

For futher information, go to: David Gallagher Funeral Directors

Howcrofts Funeral Services

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We have been serving and caring for the families of Skipton and the surrounding area for more than 100 years. We aim to provide every family with a funeral that is dignified, respectful and individually tailored to each family’s specific requirements.

We have had five generations of our family own and run a professional and dignified funeral services. We offer advice and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week so we can help with any of your individual funeral needs at any time.

You may wish to consider taking out a pre-paid funeral plan. We offer the Golden Charter Independent Way Funeral Plan, which lets you fix the cost of the funeral director’s services included in the plan at today’s prices and by taking a pre-paid plan, you are protecting your loved ones against unexpected costs and making sure everything's how you would have wanted it. By planning ahead, you can have peace of mind that you have arranged and paid for your funeral in advance.

Please get in touch for any more information:

Tel: 01756 792173
Email: howcroftsfunerals@btconnect.com
Web: www.howcroftsfunerals.co.uk

Jacksons Funeral Services

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Our company has been involved in the funeral profession for over 100 years, providing an infrastructure of support for the local community.

Expansion to the funeral directing business in the year 2000 with the acquisition of David Brook Funeral Services allowed the company to use the experience gained over many years to provide a personal, professional & caring service. The original trading name of Emmott & Bradley was reintroduced, and in 2013 the chapel of rest was moved to Station Road Cross Hills, to make our services more accessible to clients.

In June 2010, the company bought Whitlock & Craven Funeral Directors of Silsden. The business was incorporated into Jacksons Funeral Services and a new, purpose designed premises was opened in Bolton Road, Silsden.

Jacksons Funeral Services and Emmott & Bradley Funeral Services are divisions of Jacksons of Silsden a family business founded by Thomas Jackson in 1904. The company is now owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Jackson family.

Receive a £50 voucher off any major retail outlet when you take out a funeral plan.

Silsden: 01535 654069
Cross Hills: 01535 633488
Ilkley: 01535 654069

H Eaton & Sons Funeral Directors

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About our Ilkley funeral home

H Eaton & Sons Funeral Directors provide funeral care of the highest standards. Serving the local community of Ilkley since 1935, we have extensive knowledge and expertise in planning, arranging and conducting funerals, so we can ensure that every family can give their loved one a personal farewell.
Our funeral home is equipped with premium facilities, including a service room that can host up to 35 people. The interior is warm and welcoming, designed with your comfort and peace of mind as its focus. This is because your wellbeing is important, and we want to do everything we can to make this difficult time a little bit easier for you.
We understand the difficulties that can accompany losing a loved one. You can rely on us for any advice, guidance or support you need. Our dedicated team are here to help you at every step of the way.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans

You can reach us 24 hours a day by simply calling: 01943 496131

Denison's Funeral Directors

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At Denison's Funeral Directors, we are here to help you create a completely bespoke funeral service for your loved one. Our dedicated team offers support and guidance throughout this difficult time. It is our role to make things a little easier for you and your family.
Our Guiseley funeral home has easy transport links to Menston, Yeadon and Hawksworth.
Serving our community over many years, we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Ensuring our funeral services are second to none, we make sure every family we care for receives the highest standards of funeral care, every step of the way.
During this difficult time, we want you to know that we are always here for you. Whether you need advice, guidance, or someone to talk to, you can reach us by telephone 24 hours a day.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • Extensive local knowledge and expertise
  • Personalised funeral arrangements to suit your family’s needs
  • Expert advice and complete guidance every step of the way
  • A cremation or burial at any local site
  • Services for people of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in our chapel of rest
  • Specialised funeral vehicles including various hearses
  • Personalised memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans

Address: 1-3 Towngate, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 9JB

Tel: 01943 496720

Kettley's Funeral Service

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If you’re looking for local, family run, compassionate and sensitive funeral directors, look no further than Kettley's Funeral Services.
You can arrange and pay for your funeral in advance, saving your loved ones time, stress and money. Pre-paid funeral plans cover the cost of funeral services and help ensure your funeral is taken care of. Planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one can be a distressing experience. You can rely on our caring team to take care of all the arrangements.

We are Independent funeral plan providers, our caring team can arrange different types of funerals, from traditional and multifaith to ecological. We can also work at the location of your choice. We will support you through the entire process and will help you choose a funeral plan that reflects your individual wishes. We are also representatives of Golden Charter funeral plans, your money will always be secure as the money goes directly to Golden Charter Trust.

Contact Kettley's Funeral Services for end-of-life planning services.

Tel: 0113 250 3716
Email: kettleysfuneralservice@googlemail.com
Web: https://www.kettleysfuneralservice.co.uk/

Albert Pratt Funeral Directors

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We are an independent family run business established in 1865 and run by the fifth generation.  We as a family will stand by you through your sad time and guide you through all the necessary arrangements.
To help with your funeral we can offer a pre-paid funeral plan which will provide peace of mind for you and your family and could save you money. With a range of plans and flexible ways to pay, a Golden Charter Funeral Plan offers you exceptional value and choice. Plus, you can tailor your plan to meet your personal wishes, from the service and type of coffin, to the music, flowers and readings. This way, your family will find great comfort knowing that your funeral will be carried out according to your wishes.

With a Golden Charter Funeral Plan, you’ll benefit from:

  • Protection against rising costs
  • Reassurance for your family – less uncertainty and fewer difficult decisions
  • Flexible ways to pay
  • The assurance that your local and independent funeral director will look after you when the time comes

Get in touch today for more information

Tel: 01535 272109
Tel: 01274 563823

Email: info@albertprattfuneraldirectors.com
Web: www.albertprattfuneraldirectors.com

Andrew Ellershaw Funeral Services

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With over 30 years of local experience serving the bereaved, funeral director Andrew Ellershaw is also a qualified embalmer. Mr Ellershaw said: “I decided to open my own funeral home in 2018, here at the Bingley Chapel of Rest, our family-owned funeral home, discretely located on Church Street, Bingley. It offers a private chapel of rest, with a dedicated service chapel. Available for families and friends to pay their respects and hold small intimate gatherings and celebrations of life. It’s available on early evenings and weekends.

“We serve Bingley, and all surrounding areas in Keighley and Bradford. Available 24 hours a day. Providing professional and dignified funeral services. We offer simple and bespoke funerals as well as pre-paid funeral plans available through Golden Charter.

“A pre-paid funeral plan is an easy way to plan ahead. You choose the funeral you want and fix the cost of the funeral director’s services included in your plan at today’s prices. It’s an easy way to do something amazing for your family. Everyone has different needs when it comes to funeral planning, so we make sure all our plans are as flexible as possible. A plan can save your family worry and expense and help make things easier for your loved ones at a difficult time.

“A funeral plan can make things easier for everyone – so that when the time comes, just one phone call is all that’s needed to activate your plan. Everything will then be taken care of and carried out according to your wishes. Rest assured, our plans are available to everyone, regardless of age or state of health, so you will be accepted for a plan.”

Please contact Andrew for more information:

Tel: 01274 551555

Tel: 01535 648542

Email: andrew@aefuneralservices.co.uk

Web: www.aefuneralservices.co.uk

Brook Smith & Son

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An independent family run funeral directors, providing a personal 24 hour funeral service and support in Skipton and the surrounding areas. Currently run by Howard and Susan Smith, they recently welcomed their daughter Rebecca into the company, offering three generations of experience and service.

Originally, both Susan and Rebecca trained and worked as qualified nurses before Susan became the leading funeral director and Howard runs the in-house monumental side of the business. Proud to offer a personal, professional service with traditional values, they have an appreciation for the modern era and their flexible approach aims to provide you with a funeral of your choice.  

Planning a Funeral service is a very personal thing and at Brook Smith's we believe that it is important to get all the details right and so we will take time and care to guide, advise and oversee all the planning on your behalf.

Death is something that we would rather not think about at the best of times. Nobody wants to contemplate their own death. Nevertheless, anyone with a practical frame of mind will be reluctant to let their family bear the burden of funeral expenses. That is why it makes sense to consider the option of a pre-paid funeral plan.
Paying for your funeral in advance is a wise choice and releases the surviving members of the family from the anxiety of worrying if they can afford the expenses involved in the funeral arrangements.

If you would like some more information on our pre-payment plans, please get in touch and we would be happy to arrange a meeting with you.

Tel: 01756 792738
Email: brooksmithandson@btconnect.com
Web: www.brook-smith.co.uk/