Coventry church general burial society is looking for former members  - The Coventry Observer

Coventry church general burial society is looking for former members 

Holly Clement 24th Jun, 2024   0

THE COVENTRY Church General Burial Society, later known as Coventry Assurance, is making a heartfelt appeal to track down its former members and their families.

Formed in 1844, the society initially operated from an office on Union Street, Coventry city centre, before the building was demolished to make way for the Union Street car park.

The society was subsequently managed from Queens Road until its closure in October 2011.

Since the closure, Healthy Investment, a Friendly Society based in North Manchester, has been responsible for managing the policies.

They have ensured that claims have continued to be paid out to Coventry citizens who were members of the society.

However, Healthy Investment is now keen to locate the remaining members and the relatives of those who might have held policies with the Coventry Church Burial Society.

Peter Green, chief executive of Healthy Investment, said: “The policies aren’t of great value, generally around £50, but we’re still keen to get them paid out to the estate of members who might have held a policy all their lives.

“It’s their money, and we don’t want anyone to lose out.

“Most of the policies were taken out in the 1950s and 60s, although there are some on our records started in the early 1980s.”

If you believe that you or a relative might have been a member of the Coventry Church General Burial Society or Coventry Assurance, Healthy Investment urges you to get in touch.

They can verify whether there is a policy in place and facilitate the claim process.

For assistance, you can contact Healthy Investment via email at [email protected] or during office hours by calling 0161 762 5790.

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