Pre-Paid Funeral Plans | Darlington | Newton Aycliffe


When it comes to planning a funeral, it can be a sensitive topic to navigate – especially if you are aloved one planning a service or ceremony for the deceased. That’s why it may be beneficial toconsider the option of a prepaid funeral plan – as you can help to alleviate the emotional andfinancial burdens from your family and loved ones by planning and paying for a funeral ahead oftime.


We at, Whitehouse Funeral Service Limited have chosen to become an Introducer AppointedRepresentative of Open Prepaid Funerals, who offer fair, clear and transparent funeral plans. Theexperienced team at Open will guide you through the process of taking out a prepaid funeral planand look after the financial aspects of the plan, whilst keeping us on hand to ensure your personalpreferences can be met and that we maintain our relationships with the families we serve.This relationship allows Whitehouse Funeral Service Limited to provide Open with our expertise andguidance on how the funeral is conducted whilst they set up a plan to suit your needs andpreferences.You can jump straight to our page on Open’s website to see the standard plans and prices, simplyclick here

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Prepaid Funeral Plans Darlington

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Prepaid Funeral Plans Newton Aycliffe

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Open Prepaid Funerals Limited was formed in 2003 with the aim of providing a financially secure andethical method of planning a future funeral by specialising in prepaid funeral plans. We offer a rangeof prepaid funeral plans, from a low-key unattended cremation to attended services designed to suita variety of requirements. You can also create almost anything you require in our very detailed andunique bespoke plan.

The cost of your prepaid funeral plan depends entirely on the plan you choose, your personal preference and the level of service that you require. The expert team of Open Advisers will talk youthrough this on the telephone, online using a webcam, or if required, face to face.

Once set up, your payment is made into The Open Prepaid Funerals Trust Fund, where it is managedby professional fund managers, overseen by a board of trustees and independently audited annually.The trust deed has been created in such a way that its purpose is to offer greater protection to youthe plan holder and your family or estate. We here at Whitehouse Funeral Service Limited will havethe responsibility for the provision of your funeral on behalf of you through Open Prepaid Funerals.


By choosing a prepaid funeral plan, this is a simple and practical way to let your loved ones knowthat everything is taken care of. Some of the main benefits include:

  • Removes financial burden

    As the funeral plan will be paid up front or in monthlyinstalments, this can reduce the financial burden on loved ones when the time comes.
  • Can alleviate emotional stress

    Planning your funeral beforehand helps to alleviateadded stress, but also provides a caring solution to decrease emotional stress on yourloved ones.
  • Funeral Director Prices Are Fixed

    Although funeral plan prices may fluctuatedue to inflation, the price of the funeral directors professional services is fixed at thetime the plan has been bought – meaning that your plan is safe for years to come.
  • Contribution to Disbursements 

    Your plan can include a contribution to third partycosts, such as; the crematorium cost, a minister or officiant to carry out the service,flowers or obituary notices. Your contribution to disbursements is not guaranteed to becovered and your family or estate may have to make an additional contribution at thetime of need. A list of potential disbursements are available in our terms and conditions.
  • Individual personalisation

    By choosing a prepaid funeral plan, you can decide on thetheme of your own funeral yourself and ensure that everything is to your taste andpersonal preference ahead of the time.

By choosing a local independent funeral director with Open Prepaid Funerals, you can receive a high-quality experience along with the expertise required – allowing you to be safe in the knowledge yourfuneral is taken care of when the time comes. Simply get in touch with us and we will arrange anappointment with an Open Adviser or you can contact Open directly on 0330 660 0072 to get theprocess started.

Whitehouse Funeral Service Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Open PrepaidFunerals Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FirmReference Number 962403.