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Direct Cremation Funeral Option – £1,368

We have supported many people with funeral arrangements, and just as we all vary so much in life, of course we continue to vary with our choices in death. At Arka Original Funerals we focus primarily on choice and empowering people – this is central to everything we do – and why we are offering this lower cost option to our customers.

The Direct Cremation option means that the cremation will happen in a simple and private way, at Woodvale Crematorium, early in the day and with no time available in the crematorium chapel for a service or gathering. In these times we recognise the very difficult restrictions on families in respect of funerals, and consequently have reduced our pricing to reflect the more limited options available.*

Your reasons to choose this option could be that:

• The person who has died stated that they did not want a formal ceremony
• Friends and family may want to hold a memorial on a later date
• You may just want to remember the person in your own way and not need a formal gathering for this.
• It could be that this is just how you want it! (and choosing this option doesn’t mean that you love them less)

The fee for the Direct Cremation Option includes the following services:

• Collection and care of the deceased during office hours only from a hospital, hospice or mortuary within a 10 mile radius of central Brighton. Please note this option does not include collection from nursing homes or private addresses**
• Supporting family and friends with the process of arranging the cremation
• Initial consultation and follow up calls as necessary
• Liaising with Doctors or Coroner as applicable
• Gently dressing the deceased in clothes if provided or alternatively in a soft cotton shroud
• Ensuring the correct paperwork is completed and that it reaches the correct authority
• Provision of a cardboard coffin
• Transportation of the coffin to Woodvale crematorium on the funeral day
• Cost of the cremation including Doctors’ papers*

* The cost of this option represents a 10% reduction in our professional fees, and a reduction of £82 as only one doctor is currently required to complete the medical paperwork. Fee will be further reduced by £82 if no doctors’ fees are necessary (i.e. if the deceased’s case is being reviewed by the coroner’s office).

**If collection is required from a nursing home or private address, or collection needs to occur out of office hours, an additional fee of £200 will apply.

Please note this package is offered as our most simple service to families and does not include a choice of date for the cremation, as the booking would be made for the next available date. Do see our other package if this doesn’t feel appropriate, our ‘Simple Farewell’ option at £2,161.

Full payment would be required 3 days before the cremation takes place.