Prepaid Funeral Planning Services in Blyth, Northumberland

Serving You and Your Family

About Golden Charter



With over 30 years experience in the funeral industry, we're one of the UK's leading funeral plan providers.

We're owned by the people who understand your needs best-independent funeral directors. We work with over 2,800 funeral directors throughout the UK, each one ready to extend a comforting arm whenever it's needed.

Over 815,000 customers have chosen to plan ahead with us, and now you can have that peace of mind.



A Funeral plan is an easy way to arrange the funeral you want in advance. A plan allows you to specify your wishes and pay for the funeral director's servicesincluded in your plan. As customersoften tell us, that can bring peace of mind to you and your family. A plan from            Golden Charteralso includes an allowance towards third party costs. These are essential, non-funeraldirectors services such as the cremation or burial fees, plus minister fee to perform the service.

At Blyth Family Funerals, we work in partnership with Golden Charter to provide you with a simple way to plan ahead. As one of the UK's largest funeral proveiders, Golden Charter has helped over 900,000 people to plan ahead, so we're completely confident in offering their plans to you.

Everyone has different needs when it comes to funeral planning, so we make sure the plans we offer are as flexible as possible. When you get in touch, we'll be happy to discuss your funeral requirments and tailor a plan to suit you. Rest assured a plan from Gplden Charter is available to all UK residentsregardless of age or state of health.

A plan to suit your needs

As an independently owned funeral director, we'll take the time to understand your wishesand tailor a plan to suit you. We can discuss tthese at our prmises or in your home, at a time that is convenient for you. If you;d prefer to discuss this over the phone or via email, we can assist witth thistoo. You can tell us about any preferences you have in mind - the type of funeral you would like to have, hymns, music or any other personal touches 0 and we'll make sure your plan takes these into account.

Whats included in a pre-paid funeral plan

Our funeral director's service will be covered in your plan, which means our fees will be fixed at today's prices and protected against rising costs. These typically include:

  • Proffessioinal services and making arrangments for the funeral
  • Transportation of the deceased from place of death to our premises, chapel of rest or othersuitable location
  • Care of the deceased and preperations for the family viewing if requested
  • Advice on the certifacation and registration of death and related documentation
  • Provision of funeral vehicles
  • Advice on bereavment counselling
  • Coffin or casket requested

Although a pre-paid funeral plan can cover all of the services above, there are some additional third party costs to consider. These are the costs for essential, non-funeral directors services required to carry out a cremation or burial which need to be paid at the time of the funeral. These costs are outside our control. Depending on the plan type chosen, a Golden Charter funeral plan can include a contribution towards some of these costs. They may include:

  • Cremation fee
  • Minister or officiant's fee
  • Cemetery fee: the opening of a new or existing grave for burial or intermentof cremated remains.

Other third party costs that may be associated with a funeral:

  • Purchase of grave or lair
  • Hire of church or other venue
  • Fees for organist or soloist
  • Memorial, such as a headstone, entry in book of remembrance, or the planting of a tree
  • Catering, floral tributes and newspaper annoincememnts

There will only be more to pay at the time of the funeral if the third party exceed the allowance when you buy your plan, or if the costs increase by more than the growth of your plan.

However, ever if the prices rise in the future, you'll have the reassurance of knowing there'll be nothing more to pay for our funeral director's services included in the plan once your plan is fully paid for - guaranteed.

Payment options to suit you

With a Golden Charter funeral plan, you can pay for your plan in several ways. Spread the cost or make a one-off payment - simply choose the one that's right for you. We will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

The retail price of your funeral plan is representative of the equivalent cost of a funeral today plus an arrangement fee of £285 which is retained by Golden Charter to help cover the costs of setting up your plan.

Your payments are held within Golden Charter Trust. With almost £1.2 billion under managment, the Trust is operated by a Board of Trustees, completely independent of GoldenCharter. Their role is to hold your payments and ensure that the funeral director services in your plan can be paid for at the time thtey are required- however far into the future that may be. For more information on how your payments are protected, please visit

Looking After You as a Customer

A a Golden Charter plan holder, you'll receive persnalised plan documents, which include a summary of your plan, our details, your plan holder certifacate and a personal membership card for you to carry in your purse or wallet. You can add a nominated representative to your plan if you wish to do so. Your nominated representative will receive a letter which will provide details of your plan and our details, as your chosen funeral director. They will have no authority to make changes to your plan.

You'll also receive a statement from Golden Charter every three years which will be sent via post.

As your funeral director, we'll hold full details of your funeral plan. Whe the time comes, one phone call is all it takes to activate your plan and get the arrangments underway.

Ready to take the next step? Get in touch today

As well as the comfortof having a plan in place, you'll have the peace of mind that comes with being able to help save your family from worry and expense in the future. So why not take the next step?

Alternatively, if you would prefer to view or buy a plan online, pleaee click below to explore the options.


if there are no plans available online that suit your needs or you'd like a burial plan, pleae contact un on 01670 356418 and we can tailor a funeral plan to your specific requirements.

Based on golden Chartwr analysis and independent research of the funeral plan market size as at January 2023

Correct at 2023

Confirmed by Golden Charter Trust 's audited accounts at 31 March 2023


Blyth Family Funerals is an appointed represerntative of Golden Charter Limited trading as Golden Charter Funeral Plans which is autherised and regulated by the financial conduct Authority (FRN:965279}





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