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Simple send-offs that save you thousands

In the UK, 18 per cent of funerals* are now direct cremations – cremations without a service at the crematorium. This saves families thousands, and means that they can say a more personal goodbye – whether that’s scattering the ashes together somewhere special, or putting some money behind the bar at a pub!

Industry experts believe that this rapid growth in direct cremations is a result of sky-rocketing costs, and a change in attitudes. Since 2004^, the cost of a traditional funeral has risen from £1,835 to £3,953*. Meanwhile, more and more people just want something simple – preferring to leave the money behind for their family.

Mail Finance has teamed up with Farewill, which won direct cremation provider of the year 2022, to help save you money.

Visit to find out more about the service when you need one.

Saving you thousands

Farewill’s direct cremation starts from £895 – that’s £3,058 less than the average traditional funeral*, saving you thousands by cutting the extra fuss such as a hearse, an organist, or procession of funeral cars, and leaving you to plan a goodbye that really means something.

Organise a send off that feels right

Separating the service from the cremation gives you the freedom to plan a personal goodbye, from a quiet day of reflection to a picnic in the park, scattering the ashes in a place they loved or a celebration on a special date.

Add a personal touch

Keep their memory alive by choosing a memorial tree to plant in their name. From rowans to roses, Farewill have memorial trees complete with everything you need to help the plant thrive.

• Low-cost funeral provider of the year 2021 and 2022

• Direct cremation provider of the year 2022

• Save £3,058 compared to the average funeral*





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