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DOING IT YOUR WAY

Would you want to have strippers at your funeral? In China, it’s not uncommon. It’s a way of getting more people to attend the event, because large crowds are seen as a mark of honour for the person who has died. Unthinkable here in the UK, or is it? Our approach to planning a good […]

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DYING TO BE HEARD

It’s Dying Matters Awareness week and this year the theme is ‘Dying To Be Heard’ – a focus on how people respond when someone wants to discuss death, or grief, their Will or their funeral plans. These have always been difficult conversations, but – by putting the spotlight on end-of-life planning as a natural part […]

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Keep up to date with what is happening at Safe Hands and the global issues that impact on our lives and deaths.

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DYING TO BE HEARD

It’s Dying Matters Awareness week and this year the theme is ‘Dying To Be Heard’ – a focus on how people respond when someone wants to discuss death, or grief, their Will or their funeral plans. These have always been difficult conversations, but – by putting the spotlight on end-of-life planning as a natural part […]

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SAFE HANDS LAUNCH MAJOR MARKETING CAMPAIGN TO STIMULATE SALES

Agents selling Safe Hands funeral plans are set to benefit from a £1 million marketing campaign designed to encourage more people to take out a funeral plan. The firm, which was recently acquired by a private investment company, is taking ads in national press, radio and TV as well as conducting a full scale online […]

Planning

It's never easy to talk about, but we all think about death from time to time. Putting a few things in place now can save a lot on anguish for your family once you’re gone.

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WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO A FUNERAL PLAN?

This might surprise you, but we do recommend you look at the alternatives to buying a funeral plan. In the same way we pay for homes in different ways – with a mortgage, by renting, via a half-and-half arrangement – everyone’s plans for paying for a funeral are unique, too. Everything depends on your situation. […]

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HOW DO FUNERAL PLANS WORK?

A funeral plan lets you pay in advance for the basic costs of a funeral. This means your family or your estate doesn’t have to find that part of your end-of-life expenses, when the time comes. In short: A funeral plan pays for funeral director’s basic costs. Some funeral plans include third party fees (such […]

Funerals

There is a lot to think about once someone dies, not least of all how you want to say goodbye, Here are some useful tips.

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DOING IT YOUR WAY

Would you want to have strippers at your funeral? In China, it’s not uncommon. It’s a way of getting more people to attend the event, because large crowds are seen as a mark of honour for the person who has died. Unthinkable here in the UK, or is it? Our approach to planning a good […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE MUSIC FOR A FUNERAL

When emotions run high, music has a way of saying the things that we cannot. Somehow, we held back the tears as Elton John sang ‘Candle in the wind’ at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. ‘Goodbye England’s Rose’. If you’ve seen the footage of Christina Aguilera eulogising Grammy Award-winning singer, Etta James, with […]