Funeral Services In Basingstoke & Beyond
Family Run, Independent Funeral Directors in Basingstoke, Hampshire
I have over 23 years’ experience conducting every aspect of funeral directing.
All telephone calls are answered personally and we can speak with you whenever you need us.
We can make funeral arrangements via phone, email or FaceTime.
We are members of the Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors and Golden Charter.
Debbie Collins Independent Family Funeral Directors Offers Other Services To Help You Through This Difficult time.
We can provide the following services:
- Floral tributes
- Horse-drawn carriages
- Prepaid funeral plans
- Memorials and monuments
- Obituary notices
- Living wishes, arrangements of your funeral service to be held on file until at time of need
- Living wishes with a celebrant, meet with a celebrantor minister to make funeral plans to be held on file
- Small gatherings for a service in our chapel of rest
- Small gatherings for an informal picnic on the lawn at our premises after a cremation or burial (catered or your own picnic)
- Memory Teddy Bears
- Cremation jewellery
- Fingerprinting keepsakes
- Bespoke urns by a local artist
- Candle Urn
We are able to assist with any floral tributes ranging from traditional wreaths, crosses, cushions and sprays to personal names, messages, to bespoke tributes like soccer shirts, golf club badges and more.
Horse Drawn Carriage Funerals
I am able to offer very affordable horse-drawn carriages.
The carriages are styled in the Victorian fashion and drawn by either fully liveried, pure bred stallions, often referred to as “Belgian Blacks”, or even two greys to white as they are also known as.
We can provide two heavy horses, Suffolk Punch, a beautiful English breed of draught horse, which are an alternative with carriage or flat trailer.
Options include a lead horse to a motor hearse, two lead horses to a pair pulling the carriage and the lead heavy horse in full beautiful livery.
Pre-Paid Funeral Plans
Golden Charter is the UK’s largest independent funeral plan provider.
Talking about death and funerals isn’t easy. And yet there are several very good reasons why having a funeral plan in place makes perfect sense – from an emotional, practical and financial point of view. From a traditional funeral, to something simpler, with a plan in place you can make sure you get the send-off you really want.
A plan allows you to specify your wishes and pay for the funeral director’s services included in your plan. As customers often tell us, that can bring peace of mind to you and your family. A plan from Golden Charter also includes an allowance towards third party costs. These are essential, non-funeral director services such as the cremation or burial fees, plus the minister or officiant’s fee to perform the service. The value of the allowance included in your plan may grow over time. There will only be more to pay at the time of the funeral if the third party costs exceed the allowance when you buy your plan, or if the costs increase by more than the growth of your plan.
At Debbie Collins Independent Funeral Directors, we’re proud to partner with Golden Charter, one of the UK’s leading funeral plan providers.* With a Golden Charter funeral plan you can choose us as your preferred funeral director. When the time comes, we’ll take care of your wishes locally with the utmost care and respect.
It means your Golden Charter funeral plan offers the best of both worlds – the reassurance of a leading plan provider and our personal care and service when it matters most. Rest assured a plan from Golden Charter is available to all UK residents regardless of age or state of health.
Would you like to know more information about how a Golden Charter funeral plan could work for you? Golden Charter can provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision for you and your family, so get in touch today!
Call Golden Charter on 0800 090 2495 and quote Debbie Collins Independent Funeral Directors.
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As well as the comfort of 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?
* Based on a Golden Charter analysis and independent research of the funeral plan market size as at January 2023.
Debbie Collins Independent Funeral Directors is an introducer appointed representative of Golden Charter Limited trading as Golden Charter Funeral Plans which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:965279).
Registered in England No. 02511598. Registered Office: Golden Charter Ltd, One Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7WS.
A prepaid funeral plan is the most thoughtful decision you can make, giving peace of mind for you and your family.