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Prepaid Funeral Plans

Elkin & Bell Funerals Ltd

0330 660 0072

Formally of 186 Nobes Avenue, Bridgemary, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0HY

Elkin & Bell are not currently trading, should you have a plan with them and haven't heard from us yet then please get in touch with Open on 0330 660 0072 or email

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What’s included in a prepayment funeral plan?

Funeral Plan Elements Simple Plus/Simple Plan Traditional Plan Select Plan
Local collection of the deceased from the place of death and their conveyance to the funeral director's premises during normal working hours
Care of the deceased prior to the funeral
Coffin type Basic coffin Genuine wood veneered coffin Superior genuine wood veneered coffin
Provision of funeral transport (a limousine typically seats 6) Hearse directly to the funeral location Hearse and one mourners limousine Hearse and two mourners limousine
Provision of funeral staff Bearers as required Conductor and Bearers as required Conductor and Bearers as required
The cortege leaving from a local address, travelling to the funeral service and returning afterwards  
Professional advice on certification, registration and all the required legal documentation
A contribution to third party costs, also known as disbursements, such as minister or celebrant, doctors fee and the crematorium and/or cemetery is included in our standardised plans. You can specify how this money is allocated, please see our terms and conditions for a more extensive list of examples. Optional
Provision of Chapel of Rest facilities for viewing of the deceased prior to the funeral and/or service rooms where available
The Funeral Director's fees in arranging and conducting the funeral
Advice on floral tributes, estate administration, bereavement counselling and charitable donations  
Provision of attendance cards or book for those who attend the funeral to sign    
Collection of floral tribute cards of if preferred, a listing of those who have sent flowers    
Advice and help for the purpose of producing Order of Service and/or Hymn sheets (printing not included)
Advice and help for placing an obituary notice in the local press (cost of notice not included)
Memorial advice
No Cancellation Fee
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Why choose a prepaid funeral plan?

Taking out a prepaid funeral plan can bring many benefits to you and your family. Some of these may include:

  • Alleviates financial burden - one of the benefits of taking out a funeral plan is securing the funeral directors services at today’s price, these are guaranteed to be covered at the time of need if fully paid. Disbursements are not fully guaranteed though, there could be a shortfall which your family may have to cover, see terms and conditions or talk to us for more details.
  • Reduces emotional stress - planning a loved one’s funeral can be an emotionally challenging time for family and close friends. By planning your funeral before the time comes, this could reduce emotional and financial stress for your loved ones.
  • Tailor made for you - by arranging your funeral ahead of time, you are able to design it specifically to your own individual requirements – meaning its bespoke to you and your preferences.

Tailor-made funeral plans

If none of the set plans are exactly what you had in mind, we can work with you to create a tailor-made funeral plan that specifically meets your needs. You may find it useful to use one of our pre-existing prepaid funeral plans as a guide to help you begin the process. Then you could add an extra limousine, for example, or decide that you would prefer the service to take place in your local church rather than a crematorium chapel.

Whatever your thoughts, talk to us and we'll guide you through the funeral planning process. We will then check with your preferred funeral director fees and charges in our system that all prices and elements are correct before confirming with you. We will detail all the fees and charges giving you a final amount to pay. Whatever your agreed plans, the funeral directors services are guaranteed to be provided with no further costs at the time of need. There may be a contribution required at the time of need in relation to disbursement costs, see terms for full details.

Call us
to discuss your
bespoke funeral plan on
0330 660 0072