THE ORIGINAL ONE AND ONLY VW AIRCOOLED HEARSE FLEET AVAILABLE FOR HIRE .
Volkswagen Funerals white and silver hearse hire. Nationwide coverage.
Volkswagen Funerals provide a completely unique service supplying an alternative in funeral transport. We may also be able to assist you in finding suitable funeral directors and suppliers who can help you plan a fitting funeral from some of the amazing coffins that are available to what you can do with your loved ones ashes. For those wishing to do more of the funeral for yourselves we can assist you with this too.
VW Funerals offer a 'show winning' very rare and unique VW 'Type 26' bay window coach built hearse, the only one of it's kind offered for hire. Simply known as 'the camper van hearse' this original 1972 hearse has been sympathetically restored is absolutely beautiful and is available to hire nationwide.
There's also 'Ernie' our handsome 1965 splitscreen VW hearse for those who love the earlier model. Ernie has spent most of his life in the United States and is two tone silver and has oodles of shiny stainless steel fittings.
Contact us: 02476 399296
Volkswagen Funerals are highly honoured to be awarded The Society of Bereavement Practitioners Award of Merit, the Society’s highest corporate award made to organisations, care facilities and businesses demonstrating commitment to best practice and an outstanding active Bereavement Care and Support network for staff, residents or clients. 2013
We have been voted this years winners of the alternative hearse category at The Good Funeral Awards 2014! This is great news for Volkswagen Funerals because we know we are on the right track in our service to the bereaved. It is so important for us to get it absolutely right and this shows that people have noticed.
We are delighted to have been nominated for an award by the Good Funeral Guide 2012 and 2013 CLICK HERE The Joy of Death Festival is the Good Funeral Guide Awards Ceremony to recognise outstanding service to the bereaved.
We provide families a totally different style of distinctive funeral vehicles to reflect the personality and interests of their loved one.
The Volkswagen fleet are an alternative for families who do not require traditional black stately funeral vehicles. White symbolises peace and VW's symbolise the peace era but of course these cars can still play a big part in a traditional funeral.
A Volkswagen T5 minibus in silver (Alfie) is available for funeral hire for family members to travel behind the hearse or for use as a discreet hearse. We can arrange for family to travel along with their loved one in this vehicle
NEWS: We are going to be taking part in a 'Wacky banger rally' this coming July whereby we are driving a Fiat Multipla (that deserves some sponsorship alone) that we have creatively turned into a dalek! The idea is that we drive all the way to Barcelona via all the mountain passes in just 4 days in a car costing no more than £300. We are doing this 1500 mile trip in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust . You may have heard more about this charity recently thanks the the rather amazing fund raising of Stephen Sutton who has raised £4 million for them. Our team of 4 (lady) Doctor Who's would be very very grateful if you thought this is worthy of a sponsor. Our Just Giving page is set up and also tells you more about our trip. You can also text DARL53 £5 to 70070 (or any other amount) Thank you so much. JULY: We successfully completed the rally against the odds, there are two articles below about our trip.
Click here to read the article in the Coventry Telegraph. and also here for our finishing the rally story.
Our Volkswagens are the perfect choice for life celebrations also Pagan / Wiccan funerals, Buddhist, eco, and green Funerals and woodland and natural burials. Also for folk who had a great sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors, perhaps they travelled in one or enjoyed music festivals, enjoyed holidays in a Volkswagen camper or owned a Beetle and for people who always wanted to own or go travelling in one. We have found that it's sometimes easier for the mourners to have a service away from the restraints of a crematorium or church. Holding a funeral at a venue is getting more popular and one idea that we have done several times is that we 'drive away into the sunset' as people wave, clap, send up balloons or Doves, this effectively becomes the committal, a little different to curtains but it can be done. Feel free to ask about this.
There is a huge following of this marque of vehicle and as VW enthusiasts ourselves we know the community have welcomed a suitable vehicle to cater for our own sadly departed 'Vee Dubbers'.
Our fleet is often called in to provide a more fitting tribute for when the sad death of a young person has occurred. The friendly look of the VW and light paintwork can help to brighten a very sad difficult day and mark a memorable occasion.
Our Volkswagen Hearses have a black flag on the roof and we are happy to apply a single black ribbon to the front of the vehicles, this also helps other road users to see that this is a funeral cortege.
Of course not everybody wants a sombre or traditional affair, we can apply coloured ribbon to the fleet for no black tie / life celebration funerals. We offer families the chance to personalise the transport and final journey. We will carry artifacts that represent interests, sport, surfing, cycling, skiing, gardening, musical instruments, we've even carried an ironing board as requested by one family. The hearse has been decorated with pictures drawn by local school children after the loss of their friend and families have travelled to the crematorium with football anthems and favourite music at volume blasting from the hearse or limousine, perhaps this gives family and friends a chance to do things that might not be seen as 'appropriate' during the actual funeral service? See the Personalise the Funeral page of this web site or contact us for details .
We will work in partnership with your Funeral Director and liase with them, or you can give us your transport requirements directly and we will contact the Funeral Director. We are able to guide and assist with the funeral if you wish to do it yourself.
We have a business page on facebook with up to the minute information and lots of images of us in action. You can make comments and get in touch and ask questions here as its all interactive and modern!!
We are Midlands based but will travel to your destination. The hearses travel inside a specially converted covered lorry to keep them in the best possible condition so that they only do working miles.
Our Volkswagens will remind everyone on the day that your loved one had individuality was a character with style and reflect their life. It is not uncommon for us to be called in to provide something different that will make the proceedings less 'funeral' like, often when it's for a young person. This funeral pictured was for a young lady Glastonbury fan who planned everything herself, click image to see her story.
While funerals are always very sad there is no reason why they should all be the same, we worked along with Eureka Jazz , family and friends said an amazing farewell and released red and white balloons after the ceremony. A bright red colourful coffin was also used for this funeral.
UK weather is always problematic more so when you have to travel so we have an operator licensed covered vehicle transporter to ensure the hearse arrives to your area clean and safe and sound ready and on time for the funeral. Having our own transportation also means we are able to provide a Nationwide service and the cars are kept in tip top condition as they should be for such an important event. You won't be disappointed with the quality of our cars.
Colourful coffins have very kindly provided us with two wonderful Volkswagen Coffins to show people what is available, they can even put your own vehicle photos onto a coffin see Colourful Coffins web site for details.
Please contact us with your requirements and we will endeavour to meet your requests. We are happy to advise on some of the amazing things that are available for funerals so you can plan a fitting tribute to celebrate the life of your loved one. There is no obligation we are here to help.
While many families continue to prefer traditional funerals, an increasing number are now changing traditions in many ways. We believe that the purpose of a funeral is ultimately to bring peace and comfort to the family and friends, and whatever rituals are best for them are the ones that should be used.
If you are unsure that your chosen funeral director will provide alternative transport ask them, if they are not willing to fulfil your requests then you should consider a company that will. Remember they are there to serve you.
Did you know business woman and founder of the Body Shop Dame Anita Roddick chose her final journey to be in a VW Camper!
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Volkswagen white hearse and funeral car fleet for hire.
Family lead 'DIY' or independent funerals are becoming more popular for people who feel they would like to take care of the departed after the death and arrange the funeral, if this is something you are considering we are happy to advise you and help you do this. You do not have to use a high street funeral director, but of course they are there to assist you at a difficult time. We have fully qualified funeral staff to help and advise you to enable you to do this yourself if that is your wish, we can supply coffins.
See also The Natural Death Centre
Our Bay Hearse won 'Best in show' at one of the largest Volkswagen shows in the country - Van Fest! We ensure our cars are in first class condition. You should expect nothing less. We are a professional service, you are welcome to view the hearses and we will spend time to ensure that everything is exactly as you want it to be.
Remember you don't have to use the Funeral Directors cars* many Funeral companies are very happy to arrange hire of the transport of your choice whether it's a Volkswagen, Landrover, tractor, motorcycle, trike, lorry or a horse drawn hearse. Your loved one was an individual so do something unique! Their funeral will certainly be remembered as the one that stood out from the crowd.
*If your funeral director should tell you that you can not have the Volkswagens for any reason you are always welcome to call and confirm this with us directly. Sadly for whatever reason some firms prefer to tell you what you are going to have!
If you are planning a funeral and need questions answered please feel free to contact Clare or Jim who will be happy to talk to you about what you can do, and guide you through the legal aspects after death. We are always happy to give no obligation advice to people who need help at this difficult time in their life wether the person is terminally ill or has passed away, and even if you just wish to be prepared yourself for the future. We can also put you in touch with other organisations and colleagues who may be able to assist you some are listed on our links page.
Woodland Burial poem by Pam Ayres
Don't lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a wall
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.
We are always happy to answer questions that journalists may have about our business and service and welcome articles that are sensitive to the work that we carry out. Please feel free to contact us.
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