Pure Cremation Funeral Plans – A New Approach.
Good or bad? Pure Cremation is a very specialist firm, they offer a single type of funeral plan – a direct cremation plan. As a dedicated direct cremation company, they don’t have so many of the local distractions as others who try to offer the full range of plans. Now, this sort of plan is not for everyone, as direct cremation does what it says on the tin. You die, they take you away and cremate you, often hundreds of miles away. Pretty much no possibility of any family involvement. (There are minor exceptions with some direct cremation plans, but it is best to think of a direct cremation plan in this way to avoid later distress.) Interestingly, there is now lots of competition in this market, so our advice is essential for peace of mind.
All that said, Pure Cremation Funeral Plans are a positive twist on some of the older plans, and any improvement is always a good thing. They are well aware that this is a niche market, and they want to set out their stall as the best in the niche.
The initial review is positive, and subsequent discussions show that they are and will remain a major player in this niche market – but there are many others, to consider as well – you can start your own research here or contact us and save the time!
A direct cremation is a funeral without a service and without any mourners being present. It is growing in popularity as an alternative to a traditional funeral, especially after David Bowie and Anita Brookner chose to have a direct cremation.
But is Pure Cremation or any Direct Cremation Plan right for you and yours?
The best way to find out is to look at the checklist below and if you and your family and friends agree with more than half the statements, a direct cremation might be the right choice for you. At the Prepaid Funeral Review, we do support Direct Cremation plans such as the Pure Cremations plan, as long as family and friends are aware in advance and support your decision. Funerals are not for the dead, they are for the living, in our opinion.
Direct cremation plans such as the Pure Plan are a small part of the overall funeral plan market. Provided they are sold correctly, and the right people are aware of the plan, they are great ways of saving money.
This is what Pure Cremation have to say about themselves:
The Trustees always select the most ethically managed investment funds available and take a cautious approach to the care of plan holders’ monies.
PLUS Pure Cremation will always be fair to your family. For example, should a plan holder die 3 years into a 5-year payment plan we’ll only ask for the difference between what’s already been paid and the 3 year total.
Three ways we apply our values to your care:
1. By looking after the people who look after you.
National Living Wage is our benchmark for staff pay (it’s just the right thing to do.)
Paid rest time and speed-limited vehicles to keep our drivers alert and safe on the road.
Bluetooth connectivity in our vehicles so our team can take calls safely and legally.
2. By managing our carbon footprint.
Our supply chain includes the greenest coffins we could find – solid, natural pine from managed forests. Logistics are planned as efficiently as possible to minimise fuel consumption.
We recycle as much paper, plastic and card as we can.
3. By putting your needs first.
With only one chance to get a farewell right, it’s important that we carefully check everyone we advise understands what we do and DON’T offer, always recommending a more traditional service if this better suits their needs.
Pure Cremation Ltd 4&5 The Galloway Centre, Hambridge Lane, Newbury RG14 5TL.