Robin Williams Funeral

Robin Williams Funeral

Following the sad news of the recent death of a much loved Hollywood actor, it now remains to be seen as to whether he has the type of Hollywood funeral we have now become accustomed to seeing broadcast live on the TV, or whether his family will wish to mourn in private.

Robin Williams was one of my all time favourite actors, and some of my favourites growing up were Mrs Doubtfire & Jumanji, but recently I discovered an older film in which he starred alongside Robert De Niro In awakenings, a movie based on the real life story of Oliver Sacks, a neurologist who discovers how to awaken catatonic patients from their current state using new medicines.

His death shocked and saddened many the world over, but what came more of a shock to some is that a man who had once amassed a personal fortune of over £75million had been suffering such financial difficulties that it contributed to his decision to take his own life. It’s hard to believe that someone so famous, with such wealth could be left in a position where he felt bereft of any other option. It leads me to the question that if someone so famous can find themselves in that position, then what about us?

Funeral costs whether expected or otherwise can catch anyone off guard, and if you were to lose a loved one today, could you fund the whole costs of a funeral without worry? Or if anything was to happen to you, would you wish your family to be put into a position where they had to worry?

These are two questions we base our additional services around, and our services now include:

  • Pre Payment or pre paid funeral plans.
  • And Finance for funerals


“Helping to ease the financial burden”

R Banks & Son funerals are proud to announce that we offer finance to help with funeral costs during difficult times. It’s a very new idea within the industry but at times of financial difficulty many people turn to financiers to assist them make purchase or pay for services. According to a recent survey of UK credit cards, the highest spend on UK credit cards during 2013 was in fact funeral expenses, which is why we now 0% finance on funerals and monuments.

Funeral finance benefits:

  • 0% Finance available
  • Fast & easy to do from the comfort and privacy of your own home
  • Ability to spread the funeral costs over a term to suit you
  • Allowing access to extra funding for those unexpected costs or extra special touches

Once you have decided on the perfect funeral for your loved one, and the funeral arrangements have been made the process is simple and straight forward:

1: The funeral director will submit the quotation of funeral costs onto a secure sever, and generate you a unique application reference and web link.

2: Once at home you can access the web link and submit your personal details into the online application for consideration by the finance company

3: Once the application is approved, you will receive a notification and an online “click to sign” credit agreement for your consideration.

4: Once the agreement has been signed that is it, we will take care of the rest.

The process of application is simple and our dedicated funeral professionals are on hand to assist you at this time, please call us now on 01942 222156

  1. Banks & Sons (Funerals) Ltd: 758-768 Ormskirk Road, Pemberton, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 8BB R. Banks & Sons (Funerals) Ltd acts as a credit intermediary and only offers products from Pay4later Ltd and Omni Capital Plc. Credit provided subject to age and status. Terms and conditions apply



Many people wish to provide for their funeral expenses and a funeral prepayment plan is a caring, sensible and cost effective way to do so

“Most of us as we get older; expect to provide the money to meet our funeral expenses. It’s to do with independence and responsibility: leaving everything in order for our relatives and friends. We don’t often talk about it – because there’s no need to- but the fact is that funerals cost money, and we want to take care of the cost.”

The advantage of a pre payment plan over a savings account or life insurance policy is that you can pay now at today’s price and beat inflation no matter when the service might be required. The funeral directors fees will be paid when the funeral has been provided. Funeral prepayment plans are provided by Funeral Planning services in association with a network of independent family owned funeral directors throughout the UK. Funeral prepayments are held in funeral planning trust and are monitored by the funeral planning authority

-The advantages of prepayment funeral plans:

-You can choose your own funeral arrangements for peace of mind

-You save your family from having to make a difficult decision and trying to guess what you would have wanted

-Avoid rising funeral costs with an inflation proof guarantee of the funeral directors costs

-Financial security – the funeral payment is held in funeral planning trust until it is needed

-The service will be provided by your local funeral director

-There is no age limit and no awkward health questions

-You can make a once only payment or pay by monthly instalments, whichever suits you best

-All enquires and arrangements are treated with the strictest of confidence

-Complies with the funeral planning authority code and the financial services and markets act 2000

Do you have any questions relating to prepayment funeral plans? Then please do not hesitate to contact Carina Halliwell now on 01942 222156 or click here to email her

R Banks & Son Funeral Directors Wigan, Leigh, Tyldesley, Chorley, Standish, and Upholland


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