TV mentor vows to cover all funeral costs
In the past we've discussed the fact that an increasing number of people are now having to resort to crowdfunding to cover funeral costs. After Christina Grimmie was tragically killed, her manager set up a GoFundMe page to help her family pay for the funeral. Adam Levine has since offered to cover all costs of his former protégé’s funeral.
Who will answer the questions when you can’t?
Losing mental capacity due to an accident or from the effects of serious illness like dementia means you can no longer make important decisions for yourself. A Power of Attorney makes sure that the people you trust have the authority to answer important questions and make decisions on your behalf when you are no longer capable.
Golden Charter staff gear up to celebrate charity partnership and reach the million pound mark
Staff at Golden Charter are gearing up to cycle, run or walk 21km around Loch Katrine to celebrate 21 years supporting the Woodland Trust. Golden Charter Chief Executive Ronnie Wayte and Woodland Trust Scotland Director Carol Evans met at Loch Katrine earlier in the week to check out the route on penny farthing cycles.
TED is talking about death
More and more people are beginning to realise that talking about, and planning for, the end of their own lives can really make things easier for their loved ones when the time comes. This growing trend is covered in one of the most popular online lecture series, TED Talks.
Death simulator lets you experience what it's like to be cremated
Thrill seekers across the world get their kicks from bungee jumps, rollercoasters, haunted houses and scary movies. At the Window of the World theme park in China’s Shenzhen, however, people are quite literally scaring themselves to death…well sort of.
Why choose an independent funeral director?
In recent years, high street stores across the country have been affected by the economic downturn. But in an age where many independent businesses are still struggling to survive, Golden Charter is championing independent funeral directors.
Power of Attorney - It's your decision
New York or Las Vegas? Ketchup or brown sauce? Train or bus? Every day we make simple decisions such as where we go on holiday, what we eat and our method of travel. But what happens when we are no longer able to make these decisions? With a Power of Attorney you can appoint someone to take decisions or make actions on your behalf, should you become unable to do so.
Funeral plans worth banking on
The growth in technology is allowing us to come up with new, easier ways to purchase products and services, such as online websites and mobile apps. Now a South African bank, First National Bank (FNB), is offering funeral plans through nearly 6,700 of their ATMs.