Grimsby stalwarts Near and Near are Fair Funerals’ most recent Funeral Director of the Month.


They follow Heart and Soul Funerals as our third such recognition of those who’ve signed the Fair Funerals pledge, helping bring transparency to the funeral industry as a whole.

Funeral costs have reached a high of almost £4000, so it’s more important than ever that people have access to clear and transparent information.

Chris from Near and Near says:

“The Fair Funerals Pledge is very important to all of us at Near & Near Undertakers, as we understand that funerals are becoming more expensive and less affordable for many people.

A family’s wishes are always at the forefront of the considered advice we give and our aim is to provide a cost effective solution for all of their funeral requirements, making sure that all of requests are met, where possible, and within their means.

We pride ourselves on being fully transparent in all of the pricing that we provide, whether it be giving costings over the telephone, a written estimate at the time of funeral arrangements or a family using our ‘online quotation’ facility on our website.”


The Grimbarians are going above and beyond for the people of Grimsby and further afield in Lincolnshire, showing rival funeral directors how websites can easily show their prices in a clear and transparent way. At a time when 1 in 7 of us would struggle to pay for a loved one’s funeral, it’s more important than ever that people have access to this information to make open choices that won’t saddle them with unmanageable debt.

 Their site not only lists prices clearly throughout, but has an interactive calculator so you can gauge how much a funeral is likely to cost you (picture on left).


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