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burial with one limousine

Help remove uncertainty about your final wishes and protect your family from worry and expense at a difficult time with a Golden Charter funeral plan, from E Turnbull & Son.

Everyone has different needs when it comes to funeral planning and Golden Charter plans are flexible to suit your needs and budget.

You can choose to pay in one single payment, or opt for monthly payments, ranging from 12 months (at no additional cost) up to 15 years (dependent on your current age).

Help remove uncertainty about your final wishes and protect your family from worry and expense at a difficult time.


the easy way to organise your funeral arrangements in advance and specify your wishes

A burial, with one limousine
£ 4,154 (or pay monthly from £33.38*)
  • Attended funeral at local crematorium
  • Standard wood veneered coffin
  • Collection and transportation of the deceased (within a 25 mile radius) - within 24 hours
  • Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral
  • Family viewing at pre-arranged time
  • Hearse (or similar) to a local crematorium
  • Limousine
  • An allowance towards the fees for the Crematorium
  • An allowance towards the doctors' fees (including certification of death)
  • An allowance towards the minister or officiant's fees
  • Summary of costs
  • Funeral director services : £2,685.00
  • Third party allowance : £1,184.00
  • Golden Charter arrangement fee : £285.00
  • Total cost : £4,154.00

additional information

There are some things that are not included in the cost of our funeral plans that can be added when the funeral plan is redeemed or when the plan is taken out. These include:

    • Embalming
    • Flowers
    • Orders of service
    • Newspaper notices
    • Alternative hearses
    • Extra limousines or executive cars


* The pay monthly price is based on a 50 year old paying by the instalment payment option with a £49 deposit over 15 years. An instalment charge is included based on the term you select and is included in the overall cost of your funeral plan.

*** Paid to Golden Charter to cover the cost of setting up, managing and administering your funeral plan.

Third party allowance

These costs are for essential, non-funeral director services required to carry out a cremation, which need to be paid at the time of the funeral. These costs are outside the control of your funeral director, but a contribution is included towards them in your plan.

Examples of third party costs that may be covered by the allowance included in your plan are doctor’s fees (if applicable), cremation or interment fees, and the minister or officiant’s fee to conduct the service. Please check what’s included with your chosen plan using the table above.

If the amount included in your plan for third party costs doesn’t fully cover these, then the additional sum will need to be paid at the time of your funeral by your family or estate.

  • If paid over 15 years with £49.00 deposit
  • Golden Charter Arrangement Fee £285.00
  • Instalment Charge £1,731.20
  • Additional services (Funeral director)
  • Professional Services £1,620.00
  • Vehicle Charges (Hearse) £395.00
  • Coffin £295.00
  • Additional services (Third-parties)
  • Crematorium Fee £854.00
  • Clergy Fee £230.00
  • Doctors’ Fees £82.00
  • Total £5,492.20
  • Deposit amount due £49.00
  • 180 monthly payments of £30.24

we are here to support

We are here to support and guide you through every detail, helping you create a fitting ceremony and celebration of life.

Everything that we do is built on empathy, choice and providing value. Our belief is that since we’re all unique, our funerals should be too.

When a death occurs we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us if you need help and advice around bereavement even if not considering us as funeral director.

Call – 0191 257 1201

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