AGE UK Devon and Dignity are this month celebrating a 25 year collaboration providing funeral planning assistance to older people across the country.

Within that quarter century period the partnership has provided over 350,000 Age UK Funeral Plans nationally helping customers in later life to take control of their funeral planning.

Funerals can be expensive, often costing more than £3,000, and costs for them have continued to rise faster than the rate of inflation for the last 10 years.

Critical to its success, an Age UK Funeral Plan allows customers to fix their funeral costs at today's prices and protect against future increases.

For Age UK Funeral Plan customers whose funeral plan was needed in 2012, over £7.2 million was saved this equates to an average saving of over £1,000 per customer.

Angela Cressey, Products & Services Manager of Age UK Devon, said: “Our collaboration with Dignity has spanned a successful 25 years where we have provided customers with the peace of mind that their funeral planning is taken care of.

“Our customers tell us that paying for their funeral is a significant concern for them, both emotionally and financially. The Age UK Funeral Plan guarantees that the cremation funeral costs covered by the plan are met in full, meaning less worry and financial strain for all involved.”

Any customers that buy an Age UK Funeral Plan before 30 March 2014 will get £25 off the price of any of our three Plans. For more information please call on 0845 296 7810. (Calls to our 0845 number may be free from your landline depending on which calling plan you are on).