Fosters Area Manager Stevie Mackie explains: “Families often avoid talking about funeral planning, but we look after bereaved families 365 days a year and see first-hand how comforting it can be to honour a loved one’s final wishes.
“Some families have never discussed the inevitable and can feel really lost when it comes to making decisions on cremation or burial, choice of music, a humanist or a religious service. That’s why we’re encouraging families to have a chat, it makes things much easier on those who are left behind, both emotionally and financially.”
Stevie continues “Our customers feed back to us that talking with a professional funeral arranger felt reassuring and brought peace of mind. By taking out a pre-paid plan they know their loved ones won’t face a hefty funeral bill and that their preferences for religious or practical aspects of a funeral service would be honoured.”
Research shows that pre-paid funeral plans are popular amongst the over 50’s for both practical and financial reasons. The financial benefit of taking out a plan now is that it guarantees the funeral director services provided and protects against rising costs in the years ahead. There are a variety of plans to suit different needs and budgets which are payable in full or in smaller monthly instalments.
When it comes to planning a final farewell there is lots of choice beyond the traditional funeral service with an unattended cremation (known as direct cremation) and eco-friendly options becoming more and more popular.
The experienced team at Fosters can explain the choices available, ranging from Scotland’s lowest cost direct cremation plan at £1,195 to personalised plans which start from as little as £17.77 per month.
If you’re aged between 50-75, Fosters are guaranteed to accept you for a plan without any health or lifestyle questions.
Learn more about pre-paid funeral plans by requesting a brochure from Fosters Funeral Directors. Call 0131 263 0262 or visit www.FostersFuneralDirectors.com