Terrible circumstances where if any of the family members had one of the few readily transferable funeral plans, it would have been a godsend and at least one less thing when facing a sudden unexpected death. Most families are not really happy to beg for a paupers funeral, and a sudden and unexpected multi thousand pound debt is not helpful either. With the right prepaid funeral owned by a family member, or even a friend, that plan could have been used, and replaced at leisure. Perhaps over 12 months, interest free.
Here is the main part of the article. And just a few days later, another family disaster below.
Sudden unexpected death and funeral costs.
“THE FAMILY of a brother and sister killed in a car accident on Saturday evening are appealing for donations to help cover the funeral costs.
Former Archway School student Jinny-Mae Cook, 18, and father-of-one Bobby Roberts, 28, died in a collision with another car on the Ebley bypass.
The family are now desperately trying to raise enough money to help cover the cost of the funerals – which is expected to be around £8,000.
They are appealing to SNJ readers for donations of any amount however small, which will be gratefully received and will take away some of the burden during this difficult time.
Any remaining funds will be kept in a trust for Bobby’s three-year-old son Harley, which he will receive on his 18th birthday.
Tributes have been pouring in to Jinny and Bobby, who lived in Brick Row, Stroud, with their mother Julie Bloodworth.
They died when their VW Golf, which was heading towards the Dudbridge roundabout, was involved in a collision with a blue Vauxhall Vectra travelling in the opposite direction towards Stonehouse at 6.45pm.”
No one know when there time is up. The rest of the article is here. Every family should try to have at least one prepaid funeral plan in hand, if they possibly can. A sudden and unexpected death need not be coupled with financial hardship with some planning.
Just a few days later, another really sad story:
“AN appeal to help pay for the funerals of a brother and sister killed in a car accident has raised more than £3,500 in just one week.
Friends and family of Jinny-Mae Cook, 18, and Bobby Roberts, 28, say they have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown by so many in the community.
SNJ readers alone donated more than £700 in cash with many more donating online.
The money will help pay for a joint funeral ceremony at St Matthew’s Church in Cainscross on Friday, which the family say will keep the pair ‘together forever’.”