How to put together a ‘Rest in Peace’ folder
Later life planning is about making sure that your wishes are respected, but also making things easier for the loved ones you leave behind. From arranging and paying for your funeral to making a Will, the plans you put in place will be a welcome relief for family or friends when the time finally comes.
Golden Charter joins forces with The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland
We’re delighted to announce that we’re partnering up with The Royal British Legion and its sister organisation, Poppyscotland, to raise funds for the Armed Forces community. From today, a £25 donation will be made to the charities for every Golden Charter funeral plan sold via our website and through participating independent funeral directors.
AJ Sellman of Cannock, National Funeral Planner of the Year 2016
Earlier this year, AJ Sellman Family Funeral Directors won the award for best large independent funeral director at 2016’s Funeral Planner of the Year Awards. Director Edward Poole said winning the award was wonderful, but the important part was the process of getting to the top spot as a team by “improving and innovating together".
Golden Charter raises £1m for the Woodland Trust
As the Woodland Trust's longest standing corporate sponsor, Golden Charter has been supporting the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity since 1995. As part of a bid to reach a fundraising total of £1m, more than 80 staff and their friends and family braved the elements as they ran, cycled or walked 21km around the beautiful surroundings of Loch Katrine.
Golden Charter staff step up their fundraising to reach the million pound mark
Since making its very first donation in 1995, Golden Charter has raised just over £994,000 for the Woodland Trust. With a number of fundraising activities planned for the year, it is hoped they will take the total beyond £1m.
An introduction to non-religious funerals
While the majority of funeral services in the UK are still traditional – held in a place of worship and led by a religious official – a significant number of non-religious services are held across the UK, reflecting our changing society.
The role of the funeral director: After the funeral
A professionally organised funeral will pass without problems, the deceased looked after with dignity, their final wishes respected and friends and family left with a warm, lasting memory of their loved one. All the thought and work that has gone into arranging the ceremony, from the forms that were filled in to choosing hymns and flowers, should fade into the background and be replaced by the calm memory of a day well done.
The role of the funeral director: The funeral service
From the first phone call, your funeral director’s role is to make the difficult task of saying goodbye to a loved one as easy as it can possibly be. The best funeral directors are those that not only listen to your wishes before the service, but also take care of everything on the day, when their experience and professionalism are most needed.
The role of the funeral director
From the first phone call, your funeral director’s role is to make the difficult task of saying goodbye to a loved one as easy as possible. The best funeral directors are those that not only listen to your wishes before the service, but also take care of everything on the day, when their experience and professionalism are most needed.
You can still plan ahead without having the ‘Big Conversation’
Earlier this year, ‘End-of-life’ charity Dying Matters encouraged the British public to have a ‘Big Conversation’ with their family and friends about what they want for the end of their lives and how they can plan for it.
You can’t put a price on peace of mind
Everyone likes to get value for money and there’s nothing more frustrating than feeling that you’re paying more for something than you really need to. With that in mind, you may wonder why you would pay a fee to arrange a Power of Attorney (POA) when you can do it yourself.
Final wishes move online
No one wants to be a bother to their nearest and dearest, especially after they’ve gone. Getting things organised ahead of time can go a long way to making life simpler for friends and family and throughout history, people have left instructions to be used after their passing.