Music by Take That, eulogy by Jason Statham and burial on the moon – Brits’ dream funeral revealed

A new infographic based on research* has been launched revealing the different ideas as to the perfect, money-no-object, funeral – with some interesting results!

The study, conducted across Brits aged 18 to 80, and carried out on behalf of Over50choices.co.uk, the leading over 50s comparison site, asked three questions:

If money were no object …

  • Which band would you like to play at your funeral?
  • Where would you like to be buried?
  • Who would you like to speak at your funeral?

The results were diverse with bands including The Foo Fighters, Spice Girls and Metallica playing the music; eulogies given by Wayne Rooney, Kevin McCloud and Keith Lemon; and burials in the back garden, Disney world and outer space.

Commenting on the study, Ashley Shepherd, Managing Director at Over50choices, says: “The results of the research are a good indication of how funerals could change in the future. And although some answers are driven by current trends and the changing times we live in, it is good to see that at the heart of it, tradition still stands - with the largest percentage of those surveyed stating that they would want a family member to speak at their funeral; which of course has absolutely no cost whatsoever.

“It’s good to know that given a ‘money no object’ scenario, the nation still turns to the family at a time of need. And the cost – Priceless”.

The infographic can be viewed here: http://www.over50choices.co.uk/funeral-planning/personalising-a-funeral/funeral-ideas

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*Google Survey carried out on behalf of Over50choices.co.uk, May 2015

Contact:

Ashley Shepherd, Managing Director, Over50choices on 44 7977917714 or email: ashleyshepherd@over50choices.co.uk

About Over50choices:

As the name suggests we specialise in helping Over 50s take control of their personal finances; providing information, guides and comparisons on a range of insurance products, home energy, retirement services and funeral planning options. Quite simply we give you choices – a one stop shop for all your fifty plus planning needs.

Whether you want to put plans in place with a Will, Prepaid Funeral Plan or Over 50s Life Insurance; are looking for the most suitable deal on Car Insurance or Home Insurance, or looking to make your retirement more comfortable by choosing the most appropriate  Annuity or Equity Release Loan; we can help you with it all.

Managing Director, Ashley Shepherd was formerly the Marketing Director for a large insurance company and has over 30 years' financial services experience.

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The study asked ... If money were no object … • Which band would you like to play at your funeral? • Where would you like to be buried? • Who would you like to speak at your funeral?
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If money were no object then The Foo Fighters, Spice Girls and Metallica would be playing the music at a funeral
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If money were no object then eulogies would be given by Jason Statham, Wayne Rooney, Kevin McCloud and Keith Lemon
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People would like to be buried in the back garden, Disney world and outer space.
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The results of the research are a good indication of how funerals could change in the future
Ashley Shepherd, MD, Over50choices
although some answers are driven by current trends and the changing times we live in, it is good to see that at the heart of it, tradition still stands - with the largest percentage of those surveyed stating that they would want a family member to speak at their funeral
Ashley Shepherd, MD, Over50choices