Funerals can be a stressful and emotional time for friends, family and loved ones, not least because of the financial burden they can place on those left behind. Family members that wish to orchestrate the perfect send-off for someone dear to them often struggle financially in order to organise a fitting funeral. 

As a result of this, the appeal of a prepaid funeral plan is steadily growing. Individuals are increasingly conscious to relieve their family members of financial insecurity after they have passed away, and so choose to plan the occasion in advance. 

When you’re thinking about something as important as your funeral arrangements, it makes sense to talk directly to the experts.  As an independent family-run funeral director in your area, we can help you specify your wishes, organise the services and take care of the costs in advance with a Golden Charter Funeral Plan. It’s a simple, thoughtful way to plan ahead from a provider with decades of experience. 

All payments are made directly to Golden Charter Trust.

A Trusted Provider

Our plans are provided by Golden Charter – one of the UK’s largest funeral plan providers. Over half a million people have trusted them with their funeral arrangements and, because they only represent independent family-run funeral directors like us, you can be sure you’re in the hands of a trusted, local expert.

Protection from the rising cost of funerals

Back in 2004, an average funeral cost around £1,920. Today, it’s £4,078. That’s an increase of 112% – more than double.

With a Golden Charter Funeral Plan, you lock the cost of our funeral director’s services included in your plan at today’s prices. However much these costs increase in the future, once your plan is fully paid, your family will have nothing more to pay. Your will is also included in the plan, so it is important you make your final wishes known. 

Act now and give yourself peace of mind

Our funeral plans are available to everyone, including those under 50, regardless of state of health. So why not take the first step today. For a free brochure, with no obligation, complete and return the coupon available to download or call Harold Wood Funeral Services on 0800 731 1855. For our full addresses please view our Four Funeral Homes page.


We are a family-led business providing funeral services in Essex since 1958.

Please contact us at any of our four funeral homes, Harold Hill, Hainault, Harold Wood, Collier Row, for any queries, support or advice regarding the funeral planning process.

Get In Touch

Please feel free to contact us for more information below or call FREEPHONE 0800 731 1855.