Every single aspect of my wife’s funeral was first class, from start to finish, me and my family were treated with respect and courtesy all the way through a very difficult time for us all.  Thanks to all concerned for your kind words and thoughts.  The service was beautiful and everybody in attendance agreed; and not forgetting Heather (Humanist) for her delivery in telling the background of my wife who came across as the lovely warm, caring and loving person she was.  Thanks again to all concerned.  God Bless You All.

Nightingale Family October 2021

Very professional David & Heather made us feel very much at ease and were lovely.  My husband and myself intend to make an appointment to plan our own funerals with    yourselves in the New Year.  Initially when my mother made her own arrangements about 6/7 years ago I thought it was a little morbid but it took pressure off me and my brother at the time so that’s what I would like to do for my own children.  Thank you again for all your help.        

Watson Family September 2021

Malissa, thank you for all your knowledge, honesty and truly amazing service. Very professional and family run business that shows empathy and understanding. Honesty with pricing and quotations with Malissa giving a bespoke service to your loved ones that have passed with advice on Ministers, services and all arrangements. We had a great send off for Dad.  We appreciate all the advice and work given to us at an awfully sad time. I would recommend you to others and use your service again (hopefully not in the near future) Colin(Humanist) is a great asset too and did a lovely reading & eulogy about Dad and his life.  Just wanted to say thanks again and what a lovely family run business you are. Keep doing what you do! 

Crawford Family August 2021

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all the people at Go As You Please for making my mother’s funeral such a good day.  I had been dreading it really and particularly didn’t want anything to go wrong. In the event, you handled everything smoothly and discreetly from ensuring I got the date I’d chosen to producing beautiful order of service pamphlets.  The Funeral Director who arranged things at the Crematorium was discreet, helpful and friendly.  I feel in the end we gave mum the send-off she deserved.  I will certainly recommend Go As You Please to other people.  Thank you once again

Black Family August 2021

I would like to thank everyone I met at Go As You Please Funerals.  You were all extremely kind and professional.  This has been one of the toughest times of my life, losing my husband John.  You mad this time as easy as possible for me and my family.  Malissa kept in regular contact with me and kept me updated. She is an asset to your company.  Every time I spoke with her it was like speaking to a friend; even though we have never met.  She really made this experience easier to bear. Thank you again.

Dack Family June 2021

Deeply grateful to GO AS YOU PLEASE for all arrangements of my husbands’ funeral on 15/6/21. Special thanks to staff at Blyth shop. Helen was a real support and appreciated her guidance and felt her empathy. The flower arrangement was stunning; my husbands favourite colour – yellow, many thanks. The funeral itself was well organised. Sam, leading procession was respectful and his guidance along with all the team was so appreciated on that sad day.  Cannot find words to express thanks to Miles(Celebrant) Service felt so personal and presented all emotions for my husband and family. Will never forget such kindness and support at this sad time.   

Tate Family June 2021

I felt that although the family were dealing with a very traumatic time the staff at Go As You Please made this time a lot easier. Malissa, from the second we met her helped us and made everything clear and kept us up to date in every bit of progress. She was very good. On the day of the funeral everything ran very smoothly and Andy the Humanist was fantastic. As a family we are very pleased with this service and would recommend you to other families. Thank you all so much.   

Jackson Family June 2021

We were recommended to you but decided to use Go As You Please Funerals after being treated kindly on the phone and again in person at the Cramlington branch. From the receptionist Gill, to Helen in fact everyone couldn’t have been more kind and helpful; nothing was any bother. We asked for a necklace to be placed on our loved one and this was done in such a kind manner. Was made to feel so welcome.

Carr Family March 2021

Great service, friendly, helpful staff; on day of funeral Undertakers were polite and respectful throughout. Humanist friendly and professional. Some of the people at funeral commented how good it was.    

Brooks Family February 2021

Words cannot express the gratitude from myself and my family for the kindness and concern you have shown towards myself and my son.  The care you gave my son whilst in your care was to say at least outstanding.  You kept me informed about everything all the way through his care and knowing he was in such good and kind hands was of such comfort to us as a family.  His final journey was amazing and we can’t thank you all enough for all you did for him.  For that we will be forever grateful.  With much appreciation from all our family and friends.                   

Storey Family October 2020

The organisation of this funeral was problematic as I live in Northern Ireland. It was further compounded by both the circumstance of the death and moreover by the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic whereby, I was unable to travel to Cramlington. The compassionate, professional and caring manner of your staff gave me every confidence that each detail and request made would be carried out effectively and efficiently.  You worked in liaison with my local contact in Cramlington and kept both of us equally informed at every stage of the process. Phone calls, emails were promptly responded to, instructions and requests were pro-actively and quickly dealt with.  The pricing structure was clear and defined with constructive guidance given on the choices I was making. The service was tailored from first point through to repatriation of my brother’s ashes to Northern Ireland. This is an exemplary service that reassured me that the personal wishes of my brother have been fulfilled with dignity.  My personal thanks to each person I dealt with in your business.

Wylie Family June 2020

I chose your Company as I had been led to believe by several parties that you were professional and caring. Words do not express the thanks and gratitude I feel towards the whole team for your support throughout. For the kindness and caring you gave to me during this sad and difficult journey I have had to come through.  For myself, and from my family I offer you all our sincere thanks; for the kind and caring professional manner you all bestowed upon us.  Yours affectionately

Tilmouth Family May 2020

I chose you because of your transparency of pricing and chance to create a funeral tailored to my Mum.  Go As You Please provided excellent all-round service when I was planning my Mum’s funeral.  At a very difficult time they offered complete transparency with regard to pricing, made thoughtful suggestions that made the service more personal to my mum and provided the names of florists on request which gave great value for money (and beautiful floral displays). They took time to find out about Mum and matched us up with a fantastic celebrant who delivered a lovely service.  I would wholeheartedly recommend Go As You Please and I am so glad I chose them to give Mum the service she deserved.           

Ward Family Jan 2020

We chose you because you were over £1,000 cheaper for the same service elsewhere.  We couldn’t have had a better experience in this awful time.  From Martyn’s initial visit to arranging Andy(Humanist) and the many times I contacted your office with queries for advice, it was all superbly dealt with in a respectful and courteous manner.  You all made the worst of all scenarios that little bit better.  I know my late mam would have been pleased that everything was done to her wishes and weren’t pushed into paying for any extras (she requested no flowers, wake or cars).  The price quoted over the phone was the price we paid.  Thank you again from all of her family.  May you continue to deliver your fabulous service for many years to come!  P.S Also super impressed with arranging and sorting charity donations for us.

Smith Family Jan 2020

To everyone at Go As You Please, thank you for all your help and kindness after the passing away of my mum. The funeral itself was lovely and I think it was just as she would have liked it.  A number of people who attended have also mentioned how nice the   funeral was. Thank you.

Henderson Family Sept 2019

Speaking with a person at Go As You Please who was very sympathetic and helpful made our decision to go with you very easy, plus the price met our budget.  At this very difficult time you were extremely helpful and compassionate.

Young Family Sept 2019

We used you as your prices were the best.  The service we received was second to none.  The staff were smart and caring and made a sad day easier to bear.  Thank you again.

Paxton Family Aug 2019

From the first phone call I made I felt comfortable asking for what I wanted.  No pressure from the staff and they understood and guided myself and my family to give my loved one a beautiful and dignified last journey.  To Heather, we would also like to say thank you so much, your humanist service was unforgettable; your words came from your heart.  You spoke about Tom and his family as though you were part of the family. Thank You Again.          

Spark Family July 2019

A special mention to Justine and Martyn.  We had to rearrange the funeral after family member(NOK) was taken into hospital and Justine was very reassuring and helpful at what has been a very upsetting and stressful time.  Unfortunately, on the day of the funeral the hospital made the decision not to discharge the next of kin and Martyn made sure this message was relayed to the Minister who informed everyone at the service.  Thank you once again for everything; we really appreciate the service you have provided at this very difficult time.   

Swaddle Family June 2019

After having some questions answered I had no problem in using Go A You Please funerals.  Staff were very polite and understanding.  They met my every need on the sad day; everything went like clockwork.  Thank you.

Pringle Family April 2019

I used Go As You Please over 15 years ago when my father died and was one of their first customers.  At the time it was the only funeral directors who would comply with my fathers wishes of a simple, low price funeral without a hard sell.  I was delighted to find when my brother was near the end recently, that they were now one of the largest independent funeral directors.  The one word I would use for the service they provide is RESPECT, not only to me to provide exactly what my brother wanted but, also with their dealings with me organising the cremation and also when they collected my brother from my home. I want to thank them for their professionalism in making a difficult and emotional task as simple and sensitive as possible.  Given the size of my family they’ll certainly be getting more business. Well done Carl! You’ve achieved what you set out to do.

Edwards Family April 2019

Heather, just wanted to say Thank You for all your help during a difficult time for my family. From the first moment you arrived at our home I knew we were in safe hands. Your professionalism made us feel confident in you and most importantly your ability to make it so personal and not a business transaction, we found this invaluable! Please convey my thanks to Justine for helping with the financial side of things. Finally, we would like to thank Scott (hope the Bedford Van is doing OK!)

Parker Family Jan 2019

The main reason I chose Go As You Please was because the people were so caring. From the telephone conversation to meeting Kevin; who was very professional, caring and attentive to everything we asked for and about, nothing was a problem. Everyone was 1st class. Kevin organised a humanist by the name of Barbara and from the first phone call she made me feel at ease; she was gentle, very caring and sociable. I would recommend her to anyone. The service was very rewarding to our family and sincere thanks to all at Go As You Please funerals. Thank you and kind regards.

Moorhouse Family

I chose you because you looked after both my parents funerals and both were excellent. Excellent staff and services at very competitive prices. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

Wareham Family

Although I chose you as Go As You Please were the cheapest by far, the service I received was fantastic.

Tighe Family

Very helpful, talked us through every step and answered any questions we had. Excellent service. Thank you for everything you did for making it an easy and comforting time for us.

Muckle Family

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to you all at Go As You Please for making a very difficult day just that bit easier. From the first telephone call we felt confident of the service we would receive. Your guidance and attention to detail were exceptional. Your staff were professional, caring, helpful and friendly. At this difficult time it gave us great comfort in knowing that our loved one had been treated with the utmost respect and dignity. Thank you for all your understanding and patience.

Glover Family

Go As You Please funerals were helpful from the start, prompt to respond when the time came, arranged everything just as I’d asked. They gave an immediate price with no pressure to “add” to the package, the after care was caring yet professional. At such a tough time Go As You Please offered an excellent service; I never doubted for a moment I’d chosen the right company. Thank you all.

Jones Family

From the moment I walked into your office I immediately felt at ease. I would like to say a great big thank you to all involved in my mams funeral arrangements; a special thank you to Kate and Barbara for their patience and empathy during this sad chapter in my life, you were wonderful and relieved me of so much stress.

Please take care, I would recommend your services to everyone in my position. I can’t thank you enough.

Swan Family

Professional from the start. We never felt uncomfortable and everything was laid out to us in black and white. No hidden extras or costs. We would like to thank Kate and the team for their professionalism and the promptness with which you dealt with our initial enquiry, and the respect given for my late mum’s service.

You are all a credit to your business, as, whilst this is never an easy thing to plan or cater for we felt guided and protected from the start. All of our wishes were listened to. You also provided us with the best Humanist ceremony we could wish for. Thank you for everything and most of all for helping to give my mum the best send off possible.

Taylor Family

I wish to thank the staff at both the Ashington and Cramlington branches. All staff offered a professional first class service from start to finish; they were very considerate of our emotions after losing our loved one; very respectful with nothing too much trouble. Barbara, the Humanist Minister put across my eulogy beautifully and with compassion. She even kindly added a last minute letter to the service which she only received that day. Everyone commented on how beautiful the service had been and surprised at how unrushed and personal the service was.

56) I don’t feel there are any other funeral directors in the region with a modern approach to organizing what people want but Go As You Please also do traditional if you need it. Excellent staff and services. David was an absolute star. He can judge a person’s mood and needs and from that he organized everything just a s I wanted. I didn’t have to think of anything; he did it all but also recognized when I did need to be involved and gave me the opportunities and choices. I can’t speak highly enough of his professionalism and knowledge. The person who comes to your home is the face of your company and how people judge the whole business and therefore I wouldn’t recommend anyone but Go As You Please to organize any type of funeral.

Thank you

Tulip Family

We used your company because we liked your “ethos”.  Ed didn’t want a “stuffy, formal do” he wanted a celebration of his life.  Nothing was too much trouble for the lovely staff at your Blyth shop.  We received prompt and caring service.  Friends and family made comments on how lovely a service it had been; they felt included and not made to feel like a bystander.  A sad occasion and yet, at times funny from the beautiful eulogy given by Barbara which summed up my husband very well.  Ed would have been so pleased.    

Hopwood Family

After the excellent service you provide for my Dad’s funeral where else would we go. Friendly staff and nothing was too much bother. Excellent communications. For what was a very sad day it was eased by the brilliant work done by all, especially Barbara who gave a good speech about mum’s life. Well done all.

Humble Family
To Go as you Please,
On belhalf of the family may i thankyou all so much for a painless ceremony and all your kind words. Please pass on our special thanks to David one special gentleman who got us all through this unhappy time. thank you all so much on behalf of my mother
Dorothy Pattinson, Linda, Sheila & Robert

Dear Sir,
I would like to express my very sincere thanks for all the help you gave me, the friendliness of all your staff, especially Kate and the driver of the limo, and the very proffessional way everything was dealt with.

Many of those present said that it was the best cremation service they had every attended and i have recommended your company to everyone i have met, particually those in the caring companies who may be asked for advice on such matters. Once again, very many thanks.

Your sincerely,

Carol A Poplett

I cannot thank you enough for all your help in arranging my mother’s funeral and making a most difficult time in our life that little bit easier. Yourself and everyone I have had contact with at Go As You Please have been so helpful.

Throughout the day all of your staff acted with respect and I could not have asked for the proceedings to have gone any better. I am sure my mother would have been proud. I would be grateful if you could pass our thanks on to everyone of your staff. I cannot thank you enough for all your help in arranging my mother’s funeral and making a most difficult time in our life that little bit easier.

Yourself and everyone I have had contact with at Go As You Please have been so helpful. Throughout the day all of your staff acted with respect and I could not have asked for the proceedings to have gone any better. I am sure my mother would have been proud. I would be grateful if you could pass our thanks on to everyone of your staff.

Beck Family

The service that Go As You Please provided was outstanding. David talked us through all aspects of the funeral and was there giving constant support. Barbara was excellent in listening to all of our very large family then writing the eulogy.

Losing our son so young was devastating but your staff took a lot of the pressure away from us.

Jones Family

Myself, my son and daughter cannot express how much you helped us; not only in the funeral itself but the way you kept a calm and professional attitude that calmed me down from the very first time in talking about Tony to the care we received from you all and when I began to panic over how the day would go you stood in and yet again made me calm.  The service was just what Tony would have wanted and just the way his son and daughter felt it very fitting for their dad.  Yet again thank you all so much from all of Tony’s family and I look forward to planning my own funeral with you. Yours sincerely.

Harvey Family November 2021

As a Prepaid Funeral Plan was in place Go As You Please were very professional with all the arrangements.  I was kept informed and everything went ahead smoothly, everyone I dealt with was very nice, helpful and sympathetic and listened to me when I was upset.  I have no problem in recommending them as Funeral Directors. I have myself a plan in place; it is peace of mind for myself and my family.  Once again thank you for the excellent service.

Meek Family September 2021

From start to finish my Dad and Family were treated with the utmost care and compassion.  My wife had used the services of “Go As You Please” for her own Mothers funeral and was extremely pleased with their service and so it was decided to use them for my Mother.  We cannot thank them enough for the way they helped us arrange and put together Mams funeral and as she had not pre-arranged for her funeral we had no idea what to do or expect. It was very emotional for us all and we certainly needed the advice and guidance that they gave; from acknowledgements in newspapers, choices of arrangements through to advice about legal/utility matters from “Tell us Once”.  Every step was reaffirmed with us all and carried out professionally. Thank you    

Hunt Family September 2021

Everything was excellent from the start; nothing to complain about, would recommend to all my family and friend’s. Malissa was very friendly and looked after myself and my sister very well, she was warm, understanding and done everything we wanted, she kept us up to date with everything.  I can’t thank all of you enough.  Thank you very, very much, excellent service.

Adams Family August 2021

The staff at Cramlington Go As You Please were professional but kind and caring as well. Malissa; a lovely friendly girl, came to our house and went through all the available options and stressed that we could contact her day or night with any queries we had or information we wished her to know.  I wanted a Humanist funeral for my husband and Heather came and was most helpful and informative. Nothing has been too much trouble for the staff and everything was explained and carried out in a dignified, fitting manner. David was in charge on the day and everything ran smoothly; he was efficient and patient. The actual funeral service was exactly as we hoped it would be.  Thank you.

Williamson Family June 2021

My father took out a prepaid funeral plan with you some years ago. Malissa dealt with the process and was very helpful, approachable and kept us regularly updated.  All staff at the parlour were very professional and supportive.  On the day all drivers and Miles the Minister were all fabulous and ensured it went smoothly and were very tentative to our needs. I would strongly recommend this company and special thanks to Malissa for all her help. Thank you all staff.   

Muir Family June 2021

My Mam and myself attended the Ashington Branch in October/November 2020 after she was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. She wanted to have everything arranged and paid for to make things easier for us when the time came. Everything was explained and went through at the time in a relaxed professional empathetic meeting. When the time came all staff were very supportive, understanding, respectful and helpful.  I couldn’t have asked for more at a very tough time.  You took care of my mam and looked after her and also kept in touch with me throughout to ensure we had everything we needed and to see if anything further could be done. Mam chose right when she came to you to prepare. Thank you to Sam, Malissa and the whole team for the support and care shown to my mam, me and my family at such a hard time. Also thank you to Alison who carried out the service.

Coxon Family April 2021

Never having had to do this before, I feared it would be a daunting task, but it was just so easy – the wonderful staff literally took care of everything. Couldn’t have wished for better service. Excellent in all aspects.                       

Wallace Family January 2021

Excellent customer service throughout the whole process. It was lovely to be ‘upgraded’ to your hearse as we were happy to use your Ford Galaxy for Dad’s coffin to be taken to the crematorium. That made us feel a bit better on the day! Well done!  

Nolan Family July 2020

THE TEAM – On behalf of our entire family, may I express my gratitude to the team, for the smooth transition of the bereavement of my wife of 44 years. I also would like to mention two ladies in particular; Sumantha and Kate who have guided us through a process that is unfamiliar to us.  They have demonstrated compassion, empathy and understanding at a most difficult time.  Because of the Covid 19 pandemic it has been a challenge to all of us, in particular those in a profession like yours. We would have liked to arrange something more appropriate for her however, under the circumstances we feel the decision was the right one. A thank you card would not be as appropriate as a letter such as this. God bless you all, stay well and safe.

Ainsley Family June 2020

We decided to use you as you came highly recommended, value for money and professionalism of your staff. Your sincere approach to our sad loss of our mother was outstanding, professional and very, very comforting.  Your staff couldn’t do enough and was extremely helpful from start to finish.  Flower Wicker Coffin was outstanding; everyone commented on how beautiful it was.  We are forever grateful, thank you.         

Burt Family May 2020

I liked the fact that you didn’t do a sales pitch for various ‘add ons’.  When we were grieving I liked the way my husband was taken from home to the funeral parlour with respect and dignity.  Then when the funeral director came to my house for me to sign the agreement he took the time to listen whilst I explained exactly what my husband had requested for his funeral arrangements.  He did not try to add extra service that I didn’t want.  Everything from viewing my husband to the cremation and collection of the ashes was done in a caring and thoughtful way recognising that I had suffered a great loss.          

Montgomery Family Jan 2020

I first used your company when my father passed away.  The staff was brilliant and I used you again for my mum as I knew the service would be wonderful again.  I just want to say thank you to all the staff.  All were very friendly and very understanding. They were very helpful at all times and I couldn’t fault anything. They made us feel at ease at a very difficult time.         

Bell Family Feb 2020

Martyn was assisting us to arrange my husband’s funeral. He was very approachable and professional and organised everything we requested. He kept us informed of all progress. Brenda from the Blyth shop gave us a very welcome introduction to your company. All family and friends were impressed by the excellent way that the funeral was conducted.  Reverend Ray Biddis gave us a beautiful service; we laughed and cried together.  This is exactly what my husband would have wanted so thank you to everyone involved.

Nichol Family Oct 2019

I chose GAYP because the staff were so friendly.  I would not hesitate recommending this company to others.  They were able to make a very difficult time less stressful.

Clark Family Oct 2019

I’d like to thank you all for making a very difficult time for us all so much easier.  Your staff were very kind and dignified in all areas. Everything my mum asked for was no problem, you made it so easy to arrange.

Lattimer Family Aug 2019

Go As You Please are very professional, from start to finish whether in person or on the phone.  Would also like to thank Sam for his excellent service.  We as a family would like to thank you all for your kindness and will recommend you to all our friends and family.

Quinn Family July 2019

originally planned to go with another company until we found out the could not provide wicker coffin; then discovered same funeral wasn’t as expensive with you.. Absolutely lovely service, mam would have loved it. Everyone expressed pleasure in the whole service.  Can’t find fault at all – Brilliant – Thank you!

Moore Family June 2019

Very professional, very helpful – excellent advice throughout all aspects of organising our Mum’s Funeral and Cremation.  As we live in Ireland (3 children) it was great to have such help, support and guidance along the way.  Justine, Gill and Sam were just the best; really and truly your advice and support through the last 3 weeks was invaluable and on behalf of us all – A very big thank you –  at a time like this it was invaluable.  Kind regards

Duffy Family April 2019

We chose Go As You Please due to combination of attitude and support on initial contact; respectful but not patronising and also the cost of service. All of the staff were supportive and helpful at a difficult time, they made sure wishes were honoured. I appreciated the drivers wearing red ties to support our day. Nothing was too much trouble. On the day they made sure things went smoothly.

McIntosh Family Feb 2019

We chose you because we liked the staff and services sounded very good. I thought the staff and humanist were very caring, thoughtful and professional. My sister has already requested them. Can’t thank the staff and humanist enough. It was a lovely service, Kevin and Barbara were so kind and caring but professional too. Very grateful for the care you showed to our family. Thanks again.

Martin Family

Only ever heard good reports about Go As You Please. Couldn’t fault anything at all. From my first phone call to arrange funeral, everything was perfect. Thanks to Scott, Kate, David and all the other staff.

Moloney Family

I chose Go As You Please funerals as you were cheaper, more flexible and had better social skills. Seemed more genuine than others I dealt with. Flexible, creative, patient and less mercenary than others. (The whole funeral business is a rip- off with hidden extras lurking but GAYP were more transparent than others). Thank You.

Bond Family

We chose you because we wanted to support a local business plus your pricing was clear and straight forward. Very helpful and supportive throughout the process. The family were very happy with the ceremony.

Jordan Family

Thank you so much to all the staff involved in taking care of our mam, nana and wife. The service was lovely and was all handled with such compassion and calm professionalism. We are extremely grateful.

Wright Family
I knew exactly what I did and didn’t want and David delivered everything I asked for. He was friendly, but very professional and made all of it easier to handle. By the day of the funeral I felt that I had made a new friend. He had been available to all the family to give any help that was requested. The staff, ladies in the office were also very friendly and very helpful. I cannot speak too highly of the whole firm.
Thompson Family
Hi Carl,

I would like to thank you again for the support and confidence you gave me to organize the funeral of my mother-in-law. The help and support you provided seems to me to be beyond ordinary praise.

As well as a thank-you to you, your staff and the whole ethos of GAYP, I would like this testimonial to be an appeal to anyone who is planning a funeral for a loved one to simply get more involved; organize as much of everything as you can..

..Why? Because it brings you closer to the deceased person, it brings you closer to the immediate family members, it gives you control, it gives you clarity, it makes you talk to each other and for me personally it has made death less scary and distant and changed into something that I am more accepting of. If nothing else it is a constructive distraction! It will also save you a considerable amount money which you can either save, give to charity, have a family party etc.

Instead of being a distant observer, choosing from a costly options list and watching people you don’t know handle the affairs someone they don’t know.. do it yourself, take advice from people like Carl Marlow, talk to the mortuary attendant yourself, talk to Crematorium staff. Everyone I came into contact with was very helpful and made the process as easy as it could be.

The first step for me was reading the ‘Do it yourself’ chapter in the Good Funeral Guide linked on the Go As You Please homepage and then getting in contact with the people at GAYP. Good luck, you won’t regret doing it.


Mark Hancock
The Robinson family would like to thank Kate abd all the other staff involved in the arrangement of the funeral. Your caring and professional approach was comforting to us all at such a sad time.
Robinson family
At such a traumatic time I decided to ring Go As You Please after an awful day.. My goodness, my day suddenly got a bit better. To hear such a reassuring understanding man(David). So, so helpful! Then from that day on we went with David who has been truly outstanding at such a very difficult time. All my family have been overwhelmed by such an excellent service. Matty was lovely too and also the lady from the Wallsend Office. Barbara was perfect too. You really do need to be acknowledged and praised. Thank you and all the best.
Clifton Family

We would like to say a massive thank you for the service you provided to us . You are a very caring and compassionate person who made us feel at ease from the moment we met you. You helped us immensely in dealing with the death of our loved one. You have the ability to understand people and “tune in” to what they want; providing guidance and assistance but, most importantly, listening to the families wishes and making these happen. The service you provided was a fitting tribute to our loved one who was very dignified, of high standard and family orientated.

Haydock Family

I did a fair bit of research online via the Natural death society and Woodland and Natural Burial Grounds. You were fairly local to me and seemed to fit the bill.

I was very impressed by the raft of warm testimonials obviously written by very different people from dissimilar backgrounds, but all saying the same positive things about Go As You Please.

I phoned your company two months before my husband passed away to register with you and spoke to a very helpful lady who assured me that should my husband die at home Go As You Please would help me day or night. She also said if I changed my mind and used another company it would not be a problem. I was impressed with this attitude. I had to make the call late on a Bank Holiday Saturday night, two gentleman were at my door within the hour; both suited and booted.

Both gentlemen were professional whilst being sensitive to the situation and our family. David rang me as I had been advised by the night staff; he was warm and immediately filled me with confidence that my loved one would get the funeral he deserved. A subsequent meeting with David confirmed this. Even when I changed the date for the funeral it was no problem.

Nothing was a problem. David(Senior) was our humanist; another lovely man. I had already written a large part of the eulogy but after asking my family questions he added these answers to the eulogy giving my husbands life more depth. He delivered the eulogy as if a friend of the family. He spoke with us intimately while the music played.

The service could not have been any better. Everyone in your firm (including drivers) have been professional, warm, easy to deal with, have promptly responded, been sensitive to the situation, offered gentle advice and have been honest. Thank you for everything Go As You Please; we are truly grateful.

Terry Family

They say a picture speaks a thousand words and the enclosed photo encapsulates Carol’s send off. It shows the care, compassion and respect of the occasion balanced with the fun, laughter and celebration of life, Carol’s life.

Go As You Please have helped our family to achieve perfection for a send off that can only be performed once! You listened to the family’s needs and gave us options, suggestions and tips such as the London bus which turned out to be simply best. The attention to detail, total commitment to the task and your overall professional approach was second to none.

On behalf of the family I would like to offer our most sincere and heartfelt thanks for making it a day to remember. Please convey our thanks to David, Matty and everyone involved in making Carol’s send off so memorable.

Yours sincerely

Steve Davidson and Family

From the initial phone call to a very polite, sympathetic and professional member of your team to every member of the team we spoke to, to organising coming to the house we were made to feel at ease and to remember our Mam as a loving and kind person who was our whole world, everyone was always well spoken and well dressed, polite and empathetic and could even make us laugh during this hard time.  We were kept up to date on proceedings and when we came in to see mam she looked a picture in her comfy clothes and slippers; just as she will be remembered Mam, Nana, Great Nana.  We had a streaming service which was so helpful as family who could not be there in person could be there even in Australia; the service was lovely. Can’t thank you enough and I would not hesitate to use you or recommend you again and to anyone. A credit to your profession and a great big thank you from me and my family.

Dishman Family October 2021

From the initial phone call to a very polite, sympathetic and professional member of your team to every member of the team we spoke to, to organising coming to the house we were made to feel at ease and to remember our Mam as a loving and kind person who was our whole world, everyone was always well spoken and well dressed, polite and empathetic and could even make us laugh during this hard time.  We were kept up to date on proceedings and when we came in to see mam she looked a picture in her comfy clothes and slippers; just as she will be remembered Mam, Nana, Great Nana.  We had a streaming service which was so helpful as family who could not be there in person could be there even in Australia; the service was lovely. Can’t thank you enough and I would not hesitate to use you or recommend you again and to anyone. A credit to your profession and a great big thank you from me and my family.

Dishman Family October 2021

 I would like to say thank you so much for doing my mams funeral; we were in middle of pandemic but still found your staff absolutely fantastic, always very courteous on phone. During this hard time laying my mam to rest I found your support out of this world and Helen, who I spoke to a lot, think she is credit to your team; can’t fault her or your service down to young lad that walked in front of car to your drivers.  The care my family received was second to none; thank you so much and I am happy for you to post this on your page. Keep up fantastic service, with great love. 

Lunn Family August 2021

All members of your team were brilliant from start to finish. They were so friendly that you felt so much at ease that you would think they were part of our family not a funeral service. I had people commenting that they could have listened to the Humanist Colin Reid all day. He made the whole sadness of the day just disappear and changed it into happy times.

Robinson Family July 2021

[endif]I was totally devastated by the loss of my mother and dreading having to arrange the funeral, however, from the moment Malissa arrived I felt so much easier about it all, so relieved that a huge, very sad burden had been lifted from me and was in the hands of Malissa and team. Malissa was very professional but also kind, caring and understanding; nothing was too much and I thank her so much, she was outstanding. Andy Jones was wonderful from the first long meeting where we discussed mum’s life.  The funeral was lovely; Andy captured mum’s spirit perfectly. I laughed and cried but it was above all uplifting. So very grateful to you all.

Frankland Family June 2021

The funeral for Brian was perfection from the first phone call to you. You took the worry out of all the arrangements right to the last detail and there was genuine compassion in every thing you did. The service was taken with dignity; yes, there were tears but there were also smiles. It was the most beautiful service ever.  I will never forget the feeling of peace it gave me. Everyone of our friends commented on this and it is still a talking point with me. My sincere thanks to you all for everything.

Mitchell Family June 2021

We chose you because we were impressed with the service we received at the last two funerals you conducted for us.  The whole process was made so much easier thanks to Malissa and heather. Their sympathy, empathy and professionalism were an enormous help and comfort at this sad time.                        

Willumsen Family May 2021

[endif]From the moment we called after my husband passed I couldn’t fault the service.  Every member of staff was kind, compassionate and understanding at every turn. They certainly made the whole process a lot less stressful and easier to deal with. Thank you so much for all of your help

Carver Family February 2021

From the first phone call I was treated with a caring manner. Every member of staff I came in contact with was professional but compassionate. I have already and will continue to recommend Go As You Please. Nothing was a bother for any of the staff throughout every stage of planning and the funeral itself. I’m happy with the whole process of how I was treat. My Mum had a lovely send off, exactly how she and our family wanted. Thank you to you all.

Hutchinson Family January 2021

We chose you because your website was straight forward and easy to use. My mam got the funeral she wanted – simple, without fuss but very respectful                           

Walker Family August 2020

Words cannot express the gratitude from myself and my family for the kindness and concern you have shown towards myself and my son.  The care you gave my son whilst in your care was to say at least outstanding.  You kept me informed about everything all the way through his care and knowing he was in such good and kind hands was of such comfort to us as a family.  His final journey was amazing and we can’t thank you all enough for all you did for him.  For that we will be forever grateful.  With much appreciation from all our family and friends.   

Storey Family June 2020

We chose you because when I phoned the lady was so nice I knew you would do a good job.  Excellent communication all throughout the arrangements.  The staff were very professional; I dealt with Kate and Gill, they were excellent.  Everything went very well.  Thank you all for your help arranging the funeral especially Kate and Gill, also Heather who took the service.  Done a great job.  I can’t thank you enough.   

Proctor Family May 2020

We chose you because I attended a couple of other Go As You Please organised Funerals and heard good reports.  I also liked the flexibility of the arrangements and your pricing structure.  I felt very supported throughout the whole process and that every question and request was handled quickly and with kindness.  I was especially pleased to have Martyn at the funeral as I had met him to discuss the arrangements so his familiarity was comforting. I also got the sense from him on the day that he would make sure everything would be ok and it was. I would not hesitate to use your services again or to recommend you to others.

Hill Family Feb 2020

I chose Go As You Please because they offered a quality service that was consistent with the level on offer from other more expensive companies.  I found Go As You Please and the staff at Cramlington; Sam and Justine in particular, very helpful and understanding of our wishes for my wife’s funeral.  They made a very difficult time for me and my family a little bit easier.   

Latty Family Feb 2020

We chose you because you were a local firm and seemed very down to earth.  All though the weather on the day was poor, the ceremony was perfect, Heather the Humanist was outstanding and so was Sam the Funeral Director.Thank you.

Reed Family Nov 2019

We chose you because we wanted to support a local business plus your pricing was clear and straight forward. Very helpful and supportive throughout the process.  The family were very happy with the ceremony.

Jordan Family Oct 2019

Thank you for caring and helpful phone calls and visit from Sam (Funeral Director). Attention on the day was lovely.  Everything went well, no problems whatsoever.

Aiken Family Aug 2019

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my Mother June and all the family to thank Kevin and his team for a great send off for my Husband /Dad.The whole day went perfect and we are very grateful for that at such a sad and stressful time.David’s service was very uplifting and he has such a wonderful manner, that some people there who had never met Billy before said from the reading they felt they knew him!We have luckily only needed your services twice, but when needed again I would not look any further. My family and I will certainly recommend  Go as You Please to any one needing this service, as everything from start to finish was excellent.

Hall Family July 2019

Cannot praise all of Go As You Please who were involved in our fathers funeral enough.  Their professionalism, prompt attention and keeping us updated throughout.  All requests were met, and made things easier for us through what could have been more stressful for us at a very sad time. Thank you from all the family.   

Cooley Family June 2019

Every aspect of my mams funeral was dealt with compassion and dignity.  From the way my mam was looked after.  Heather was just amazing answering our questions and nothing was a bother to her.  She conducted an absolutely brilliant service for my mam which everyone has commented on.  Also Scott; who reassured me and told me my mam was ok.  Just everyone was so amazing, we can’t thank you all enough.  You made everything so much easier for us.    

Moat Family April 2019

To Sam and the Go As You Please Team, massive thanks for your kindness and professionalism during our sad loss. From collection of my dad to organising his service, then the actual day, we cannot express how much we appreciated every aspect of his final journey.

Heatley Family Feb 2019

Every member of staff I spoke to was kind and professional at all times. The service was relaxed and not once did I feel unhappy. All members of the family said that my mams send off was just what she would of wanted. The whole experience was as good as could be and we were very grateful for all that we asked for we got.

Bryce Family

Thank you for the wonderful arrangements and respect shown to our family at such a sad time.

Burdon Family

We chose you because I got a good feeling and impression on first visit and just knew this was the one to use. Got such a good feeling as soon as we walked in. We would definitely use again if needed and would highly recommend to everyone.

Mazzora Family

I was very pleased that I was recommended to Go As You Please; everything I got was 100%.

Watson Family

My husband; Andy and I would like to thank you and your staff at “Go As You Please”. We would like you to know how truly grateful we are with your service and how you have helped us give our son Callum the send off we wanted for him. You made us feel important and that our feelings and opinion mattered.

For that alone we can’t thank you enough. For me; being able to come to your branch in Cramlington, being lead into a very homely feeling room, where every effort and thought had been made in laying out Callum’s Casket and clothes.

Then being able to wrap and place him into his Casket was an enormous help in my process of closure. I am extremely grateful for that. It made me feel like I could do one thing for him before I let him go. Having him at home the day before the funeral; which is something we didn’t know we could do until you suggested it, was a great comfort also. Again we can’t thank you enough for making this truly traumatic experience into a beautiful send off for our son. I would highly recommend you and your staff to everyone I can.

Noonan Family
Denis Betterridge
Most people I know talk about death. What they want. They don’t want relatives spending a fortune and wasting perfectly good coffins and flowers. It’s a formality.
I don’t feel there are any other funeral directors in the region with a modern approach to organising what people want, but Go As You Please funerals also do traditional if you need it. Excellent staff and service.
David Nicholson was an absolute star. He can gauge a person’s moods and needs and organised everything just as I wanted. I didn’t have to think of everything just as I wanted. I didn’t have to think of anything, he did it all, but recognised where I needed to be involved and gave us the opportunities and choices.
Can’t speak highly enough his professionalism and knowledge.
The person who comes to your home is the face of your company and how people judge the whole business, and therefore I wouldn’t recommend anyone but Go As You Please funerals to organise any type of funeral.
Thank you
Eileen Tulip
Thank you David,
Mums Funeral was perfect. From the wording in the newspaper – especially the ‘splash of colour’ to the beautifully decorated wicker coffin, to letting us through the ‘wrong door’ at the crematorium and ensuring we were never rushed. It was a true celebration of mums life just as she and we wanted. Many people have subsequently contacted us to say how lovely the funeral was and we have enthusiastically past on you details. From a personal perspective i also wanted to thankyou. Your personality, attire and skills ensured i felt comfortable and supported from the first time we met to leaving the crematorium. You gave me the confidence and tools to create a funeral that was absolutely right for mum.

Kindest regards and sunshine,

To Matthew,
Thankyou for taking care of my mother. Your area of work is special to me and my family. You are Gods Solider and you have prepared my mother for the next life,and that means everything to me. i can not thankyou enough your support. Kind Regard Ashton Jones & Vedhara Family X We are all truly greatful for all the support and help you have given. Thankyou for taking care of my beautiful sister.
Gauni X

There was an almost instant reply from my enquiry on line and honesty of being a ‘small family business’ sealed the deal. It was a job well done. Thank you.

The dignity you all gave my brother was much appreciated from start to finish, the non-judgmental approach and no questions asked; just calm acceptance. I feel so privileged to have had my trust in your services rewarded with such a gracious funeral for my brother.

The continuity of care has been second to none and all of the staff involved had an exceptional gift and intuition how to understand people. As we live a distance away the kind guidance you gave was deeply appreciated; from advice re local florists and prices to collecting personal belongings, sensitive communication through emails, text messages and telephone calls. Sam, the funeral director was exceptional.

I have no doubt that Go As You Please funerals will always ensure the highest of standards are always maintained and wish you well.

Stoddart Family
I thought your staff were very nice and catered to everything I wanted which made the funeral very personal to my loved one so could not have gone better. Barbara was the funeral celebrant and was excellent; nothing was a problem to her and her attention to detail was very good. She was such a nice lady and from the family discussion put together a lovely eulogy. I would recommend both her and Go As You Please. I chose Go As You Please because I could do the funeral the way that my loved one would have wanted.
Davies Family

An excellent and compassionate service was provided. Reasonable prices. The funeral was so much more appropriate than traditional approaches and allowed us to celebrate the life of our loved one whilst someone else looked after the practicalities etc. Refreshing approach. I would thoroughly recommend Go As You Please. Met and exceeded expectations.

Forrester Family

I would like to thank you on behalf of my family for everything you and your team did for my dad. From the initial phone all bringing you to the house and collecting my da. The respect and care was excellent for one so young, Matthew, you were compassionate and mature beyond your years; you are a very special person as must all your family and staff who I encountered.

You all made the day go smoothly; especially appreciated the little touches. Please also send a very special thank you to Barbara who conducted the ceremony; we only knew her for a very short time but she touched all our lives. A very special person who listened; it felt like she had known us and my dad for years.

Chappell Family

We chose you because of the price and the friendly atmosphere. Professional staff, smartly presented, friendly and attentive. Good guidance through the procedure. First class Minister; service flowed well and felt very personal.Thank You.

Brown Family

Family have used GAYP 3 times previously and would recommend you to anyone as you made it easy for us at a sad and hard time. There was no hassle and no pushing us to spend more money than needed. We were fully supported at all times; every thing was perfect.All thanks to Claire and all the staff.

Sandison Family
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