THE ORIGINAL ONE AND ONLY VW AIRCOOLED HEARSE FLEET AVAILABLE FOR HIRE .
Volkswagen Funerals white and silver hearse hire. Nationwide coverage.
Volkswagen Funerals offer a completely unique service to provide an alternative funeral transport. We may also be able to assist you in finding suitable suppliers and Funeral Directors who can help you plan a fitting funeral from some amazing coffins to what you can do with your loved ones ashes.
VW Funerals offer a 'show winning' 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' the 1972 hearse has been sympathetically restored and is available to hire.
Contact us: 02476 399296
We are delighted to have been nominated for an award by the Good Funeral Guide Awards 2012 CLICK HERE The Joy of Death Festival 2012 is the first Good Funeral Guide Awards Ceremony to recognise outstanding service to the bereaved.
We provide families with a totally different choice of distinctive funeral vehicles to reflect the personality and interests of their loved one.
Coming soon to Volkswagen Funerals is our new 1965 Splitscreen VW Hearse in silver coachwork with polished chrome fittings. Expected to be available spring 13, come back soon for updates.
Along with the new splitscreen hearse we have a lovely splitscreen passenger bus, Winnie is having a new coat (of paint) and will be presented in white over silver will also be available shortly.
The Volkswagen fleet are an alternative for families who do not require the traditional black funeral vehicles, white symbolises peace and VW's symbolise the peace era. However these cars can still be a part of a traditional funeral.
Our Volkswagens are the perfect choice for life celebrations, Pagan Funerals, Eco, Green Funerals and Woodland and Natural burials. Also for folk who had a great sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors or perhaps they enjoyed music festivals, or 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 a crematorium and then at the end we 'drive away into the sunset' this then effectively becomes the committal, a little different to curtains but it can be done.
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 as a sign of respect, 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 covered lorry to keep them in good condition.
Our Volkswagens will remind everyone on the day that your loved one had individuality and 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 had 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 to get to where the funeral is going to be held. We have an operator licensed covered vehicle transporter (Big Bertha) to ensure the hearse arrives safe and sound and clean for the funeral. This also means we are able to travel Nationwide and the cars are kept in tip top condition.
Colourful coffins have very kindly provided us with a wonderful Volkswagen Coffin 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.
We have created an online photo album where you have a closer look at our vehicles and print pictures. This function is for Funeral Directors / Funeral Planners arrangement files and for families planning to hire our vehicles for funerals. Please contact us for the pass word required to access the photos. The album can be found at www.vwfunerals.co.uk also click here for some of our photos on Flickr
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 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, 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 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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