Proprietors: Clare Brookes MSBP (Acc) and Michelle Orton MSBP (Acc) MAAT
Phone: 02476 399296
If you wish to speak to someone urgently to arrange a funeral or reserve a date for the hearse and cannot get us on the office number our emergency only number is 07799 030305 for Clare Brookes, please leave a message or send a text, if we cannot answer we are probably on duty but we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please DO NOT use these numbers for any other enquiry or for sales calls.
You may also text us, we cannot always answer immediately while we are out on a funeral, thank you.
If you are considering hiring one of our VWs for a funeral we need to know where in the country the funeral is taking place in order to calculate the cost for you. If you have a funeral director in mind please would you let us know who they are. Please make sure that if you wish to book with us that you check our availability because we are generally unable to do more than one funeral per day due to the distances we cover. We will pencil a date in the diary for a maximum of 24 hours while you make arrangements, after this time we assume that you do not require the hearse and it will become available again so please keep us informed.
An enquiry is not considered a booking.
IMPORTANT: To book our service we require a booking form (download below) from you / your funeral director to confirm the details of the funeral. We will respond with a schedule, invoice and a copy of our terms and conditions.
Please ensure that you have received our confirmation by email as it contains information about your booking. No booking will be confirmed without our completed booking form, this is to ensure that mistakes are not made. The details given in our confirmation schedule are what we will work to on the day so please double check it and advise us of any change of plan.
If you do not have confirmation schedule from us then you may not have made a booking with Volkswagen Funerals. If you are unsure please feel free to double check with us.
All bookings are made on a first come first served basis and there is no obligation to book.
Please advise us when booking if the vehicle/s (inclusive of our vehicle transporters) will enter a chargeable clean air / emission zone, all cost incurred will be payable by the hirer.
If it is possible to off load the hearse near to the funeral home outside of the zone so as not to incur the charges we may do this but this may depend on the time, distance and the weather. We will happily discuss this with you.
Our Volkswagen vehicle transporter is Euro 4
Please note these vehicles are available to hire for funerals only. TV / film / static photoshoots may be catered for please let us know your requirements, we may be able to help find the car you require.
Local open days to the funeral trade may be catered for ask for details.
We are not available for self drive, proms, nights out etc. due to private hire licensing laws.
IF YOU ARE MAKING FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS AND REQUIRE OUR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE PLEASE CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL US .
Funeral professionals, please let us know if you would like any photographs of the fleet for your arrangement rooms or web sites. Photographs of our cars and service can also be found on our Facebook page and Pinterest page.
PLEASE READ: If we are unavailable when you call please leave a message even if it's just a telephone number and name as we provide our service during office hours and we will return your call as urgent, thank you.
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Don't lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a
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.