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Recent Funeral Plan Mailout


Our sincerest apology to anyone who has been distressed by receipt of a leaflet in the post this week promoting funeral plans. This leaflet and mailshot was planned in September 2019 and the leaflets printed earlier this year. We use the Royal Mail distribution network and once scheduled for delivery we had no way of stopping their distribution.

We would like to apologise for any distress this leaflet has caused, as no one could have predicted earlier this month the national crisis we face today.


Affordable Cremations was set up in 2019 as a budget, low cost funeral provider offering an alternative to what would be classed as a traditional funeral. It is owned and managed by Mark Drake, who before setting up Affordable Cremations was a Regional Director for a National Crematorium company.


An Affordable Cremation is the perfect option for those who wish to commemorate their loved one in their own way, saving money by eliminating cost associated to a traditional funeral, which include options that you feel are not appropriate, without compromising dignity, quality or service.
At times the wishes of the deceased or their families, indicate, they do not want or need a traditional funeral service.


An unattended direct cremation can be arranged for £1,295 or a cremation with service for  £2,495.


Most funeral companies, who offer direct cremation, are internet based and arrange funerals entirely by telephone or email without the client ever meeting a representative or knowing where their loved one is being cared for. Often the deceased is transported anywhere in the UK, with cremations taking place across the country. The National and more corporate structured funeral directors also offer direct cremation but at much higher prices than ourselves, these rarely guarantee that all third party costs are included, often adding hundreds of pounds to the final cost.


Affordable Cremations can also offer a home arrangement not only in the Waveney area but throughout Norfolk & Suffolk.


The mission statement is to “offer a cost effective, caring, transparent and personal alternative to those internet based companies” ensuring families always know where their loved one is, and that they will be cremated locally at selected Crematoriums across Norfolk & Suffolk by a local funeral company.