Our professional and friendly
staff are always here to help

More Sunderland families choose
John G Hogg than other Funeral Director

More than 99% of people who used John G Hogg
rated the professionalism of staff as Excellent

Winners of ‘Funeral Planner of the Year’ for
our dedication and commitment to the community

Our Funeral Plan

Here at John G Hogg Award Winning Family Funeral Directors, we are great believers that Pre Paid Funeral Plans are the best way to ensure that you get the funeral that you choose.

We are well aware that funerals can still be a bit of a ‘taboo’ subject, by planning ahead and paying in advance, you can relieve your family from what could be a big financial burden.

We recommend the Golden Charter Funeral Plans, as they are the only British-owned funeral planning company that can cover the full cost of a funeral.

We have on several occasions won ‘Golden Charter Funeral Planner Of The Year’ because of the community advice we have given on forward planning for funerals.

The Most Thoughtful Choice You Could Make

Planning ahead for your funeral not only brings peace of mind, comfort and reassurance, but also freedom from worry and stress according to people who have taken out a Golden Charter funeral plan. They’re ordinary folk, just like you, who have given some thought to the future.

Planning your own funeral is getting more popular, with more than 650,000 people in Great Britain putting in place a plan, over 300,000 of them with Golden Charter, the UK’s leading independent funeral plan provider.

Consideration for others is the most common reason for buying a Golden Charter funeral plan and peace of mind is the most common benefit.

Plus you can also specify every detail of your funeral in advance, removing the burden from your loved ones.

Financial Security

No matter how much the services of your Funeral Director may rise in cost in years to come, neither you nor your loved ones will be asked for a penny more under your pre paid plan – it’s a guarantee that gives you peace of mind.

There are some costs which are paid on your behalf by the Funeral Director. They are known as disbursements, and include the fees of cemeteries, crematoria, doctors, clergy, newspaper notices and memorials. These costs are not within your Funeral Director’s control. Only if the increase in these costs were to exceed the increase in the growth of the plan might there be any balance to pay at the time of need.

Meanwhile you can be sure your money will always be secure. Your payment goes directly to the Golden Charter Trust, which holds the money for your funeral on behalf of participating Funeral Directors. This is why the Funeral Director is able to provide a legally binding contract, which guarantees that your funeral arrangements will be carried out exactly as you wish when required. The Trust Fund is a separate legal entity from Golden Charter.

In the unlikely event of something untoward happening affecting the company, the Fund would still continue indefinitely, until every plan had been carried out and payment had been made to the Funeral Director.

There are a choice of three funeral plans:

The Simple Way Plan (For a basic funeral)

The Traditional Way Plan (For a traditional funeral)

The Exclusive Way Plan (For a comprehensive funeral)

Download the Golden Charter Brochure

What Our Families Say Of Us

I would just like to thank you and your team for all you have done for Jimmy and our family. When dad passed away you came and took all the stresses away. It was a beautiful day, one we will never forget. 22 years ago the Hogg Family took care of Frank Canavanagh, then Molly. No change, still as compassionate as ever. We as a family would look no further than to use this beautiful family business for all our needs.
Late Mrs Breen

Our Pledge

“Many of us at John G Hogg have unfortunately been where you are right now. We have lost people who have been close family members and dear friends. It is inevitable that at some point in our lives we will all experience the hurt, pain and distress of losing someone we love and care for.

"We are here to help, support and guide you and your family through this sad and difficult time. We take away some of the burden that bereavement can leave behind, and allow you to grieve with your family, while we carry out the funeral arrangements for your loved one.”

John G Hogg

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