There has been an increase in the number of people requesting #greenfunerals but there are of course degrees of "green" - most people wanting to make a token gesture rather than a full Woodland Burial.....
Repatriation of a body can be a complicated process, involving notification of the local police and the appointment of a funeral director.
Depending on the circumstances, the coroner may need to be informed and an investigation undertaken before the body is released to the funeral home. A death certificate will need to be obtained, together with a transportation certificate, a coffin sealing certificate and a customs declaration authorising the body to be removed from the country.
Bills will be payable to the funeral director, the coroner and for transportation to the airport and, of course, for the flight back to the UK. All this adds up to a substantial financial liability. This is why it is vital that your travel insurance policy provides adequate #repatriation cost cover.
This video gives a flavour of how #funeralcosts are rising and why you shouldn't leave it to chance - before you just click away why not invest 2 minutes of your time to see just why pre-planning can save your family some of the stress, emotionally and financially?
There is little that we can do to protect our nearest and dearest from the natural sadness that they will feel when we pass away. We can, however, take steps to ensure that their sorrow is not worsened by any unnecessary expense or stress. One way of doing this is by writing a will. There are several reasons for writing a will, the most important of which are set out below.
I’m really keen to see that new film ‘Legend’, about the Kray twins. I have a friend with huge knowledge of London’s gangster scene during the 1960’s and it’ll be fascinating to see how this latest portrayal is approached. As a funeral director I occasionally have to suffer bad debts and there are times when I fantasise about having the Krays’ approach to credit control!
Let’s face it, unless you choose to be buried which can be considerably more expensive, this cost is unavoidable and will undoubtedly increase further over coming years; who knows how much it will cost when I’m at the front of the queue.
In fact, more and more mature people are opting for energetic, adventurous holidays ahead of the stereotypical cruise trips generally associated with the older holidaymaker
The year 3 PE group went to Saddleworth School for a multi-skills sports afternoon ran by the year 11's. There were lots of red faces as everyone tried their hardest at all the stations.
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