Here for all of your funeral requirements…

Our role at Go As You Please is to provide an honest and fair solution to families coming to terms with the loss of a loved one.

The passing of a family member is a time of trauma and emotional fragility. In order to provide a funeral to truly reflect the life of your loved one, we recommend taking the time to really consider your budget and funeral wishes.

Traditional funerals aren’t for everyone so that’s why we’ve dedicated years to exploring different ways of helping families to say goodbye, that better reflects the individuality of your loved one you seek to remember. Because after all, every person has lived a different & varied life so they should be able to truly go as they please.

Our team of dedicated funeral consultants are here for all aspects of the funeral planning process, from helping you to choose the right style of service to identifying areas where we can offer alternative solutions to keep things affordable and more in line with your wishes.

We believe that a funeral should be a personal and special occasion. That’s why we work hard to turn our hands to pretty much any request. From bespoke coffin design and vintage vehicle hire to eco-friendly solutions and full end to end planning, it’s about supporting you in whatever way feels right.

We are industry leaders, using innovation and imagination to set new standards...

To ensure that your loved one’s wishes can be fulfilled, we offer a variety of funeral options and alternatives: 

Don't just take our word for it...

Everything we do is about giving your loved ones a send-off that they deserve, exactly as they would have wanted. But don’t just take our word for it, hear from the families we are proud to have supported:

Curtis Family
July 2022
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I cannot fault GAYP. They were amazing. Gayp took all the pressure off us and did everything as Mam would have wanted. Only one thing I would say, make the shop in Wallsend more inviting, bright and airy like Cramlington, but I cannot fault the lovely staff that work for Gayp. Hopefully we won’t need you again just yet! I would use Gayp in the future.
Smith Family
July 2022
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Amazing service! Professional and efficient throughout. Have used Go As You Please for my mother-in-law and husband and would never go anywhere else (hopefully no more funerals for a while!) Malissa was thorough and courteous, all the time giving regular updates. Kate organised the funeral – we had lots of requirements due to my sister living in the South – all were accommodated. Our celebrant Colin was the perfect choice giving a perfect service, truly reflective of our wishes. David and his team on the day were amazing (especially with my 5-year-old niece) courteous, professional and respectful. Just an all-round excellent service from one and all. Thank you.
Wilson Family
June 2022
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All phone calls were very caring and informative. I didn’t have to worry about anything which was perfect as Mums death took a lot out of me emotionally. When David came to see me and talk about the service, I felt I was talking to my best friend. He was so easy to talk to and understanding. The whole experience felt so personal, like we felt well looked after as though you all knew us. Thank you all so much for everything.
Hammond Family
June 2022
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My sister’s funeral was Cremation only and unattended. She was a Canadian citizen; her family are all in Canada and her daughter requested that the remains be sent to her to be placed finally near her own family. “Go As You Please” made the entire task so easy for me and went to great lengths to assist me giving information concerning the legal requirements for her repatriation. I would not hesitate in recommending Go As You Please to my friends and other relatives.They were sympathetic, helpful and professional throughout.
Savage Family
June 2022
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A very professional service from start to finish. Would certainly recommend to anyone. Sad job well done.
Brown Family
June 2022
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What can I say - everything was perfect. Thank you to all the staff, you made a day I was dreading go so well. Thank you again.
Scott Family
June 2022
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Your funeral arrangement was first class. We arranged this many years ago, you would think that the price would mean there would be corners cut but, I can honestly say that was unproven. Everything was dignified, my funeral has been booked with you for many years and I hope that it is carried out as well as my wife’s. Once again, many thanks.
Jardine Family
May 2022
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From day one we had first class support and attention from all who I dealt with. I would like to thank Malissa who was always on the end of the phone when I needed her and for choosing our Humanist Colin. He was great; it was like he knew Peter personally. I could not believe the amount of people that turned up for the funeral. The drivers of the cars were so good explaining how things were going to work (I know we were told before, but we seemed to forget). Everything went according to plan. I would recommend your company to anyone and everyone, so thank you for giving Peter a good send off.
Stoker Family
May 2022
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Kate was lovely to Margrit (Wife). Due to the grief, she was going through it was left to me to arrange everything. Kate understood what Margrit wanted i.e. No service, curtains to be left open and car to be at chapel door as she didn’t want to greet people. Kate delivered the words Margrit agreed to have and albeit very short and maybe strange to the normal type of funeral, Kate was excellent at how she conducted it.
Allen Family
May 2022
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Barbara at the Consett Office couldn’t be any more helpful, she made you feel comfortable, nothing was a problem. I know its her job but, she really put herself out.
Graham Family
May 2022
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I would like to pass on huge thanks and gratitude from our entire family for the professional, caring & personal service your team provided for the funeral of my Mum today. Your sincerity, compassion and feeling were truly evident at all times. We all appreciated your work and involvement. Again, Thank you!
Williams Family
April 2022
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This is the 3rd time we have used your services and as usual it was first class. Staff are professional but, also very friendly. Go As You Please have always taken the stress out of a very upsetting time for our family, and we can’t thank them enough. Heather (Humanist) was also excellent and very warm and down to earth.
Taylor Family
April 2022
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It’s the second time I've used your services; my eldest daughter passed away in 2013. Now my middle daughter has passed away and that’s why I asked you to do her funeral. Absolutely outstanding services both times. Staff are very friendly, telephone calls have been polite, very caring and understanding. Everyone went out of their way to have the best funeral we could possibly give our daughter (daughters). Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
Stephenson Family
April 2022
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After dealing with my Grandad and Grandma’s funerals I knew my mother was in good hands. Go As You Please produce affordable, reliable and professional service and have lived up to expectations every single time. Perfect may seem a strange adjective for a funeral however, because of Gayp delivery my mother indeed got the perfect send off. A very special thanks to Malissa and all of the team at Go As You Please, special mention to Kate and Colin also.
Lazarcszak Family
April 2022
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We as a family can not thank you enough for all the support we received. Kerry had a fantastic send off and nothing was a problem. Thank you for going above and beyond.
Vasey Family
April 2022
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I was very happy with Go As You Please. The staff and everybody we saw were very helpful and caring and we couldn’t of wished for more. It was a great service and something for you to be proud of. I would recommend you very much. All I can say now is Thank You very much and keep up the good work you do.
Guthrie Family
March 2022
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All staff were friendly and helpful, we cannot put a fault on any of them. We would highly recommend Go As You Please; very professional.
Walton Family
March 2022
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I can’t recommend Go As You Please Funerals enough. The standard of professionalism and care from the day my Mum passed away to the day of her funeral was exceptional. All our needs and requests were met and dealt with alleviating stress at what was an exceptionally emotional time.
Storey Family
March 2022
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I was very grateful for your staff as they made sure I was okay all the way through my father’s funeral. I could not of asked for anything as it was perfect, my father would have been so proud of the care and attention you gave him and me. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Kind regards.
Smith Family
March 2022
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I have never lost anyone so close to me before. I knew Mum had a prepaid funeral but, I didn’t know what to expect. When I rang their number, I was met with the most kind and sympathetic people I could have wished for. My mum was treated with the most amazing respect and care. These wonderful people led me through the funeral plan expertly. They organised an amazing Minister who listened to the family and said exactly what we wanted. No questions were unanswered and at the time of my grief they helped me with enormous professionality. My mother’s funeral was everything I’d wanted and gave me such comfort. Would highly recommend.
Heslop Family
March 2022
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Would like to thank Malissa and the team for everything they did to make it a lot easier and took a lot of the worry away from me. They looked after my mum and made her look just as she always was …my mum. The day of the funeral was perfect, the car was perfect, they looked after us from start to finish. The Minister “Rev Ray” who was one who you provided was amazing; he was so kind and spoke how and what we wanted. He was just what we needed and made it a celebration and a happy day for us all even with it being the worst day that we were having.
Short Family
March 2022
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I have never been so happy at such a sad occasion. The service was brilliant, thank you all very much.
Spoors Family
March 2022
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Great communication between myself and the funeral services, if I had any questions I could just ask, nothing was pushed onto you and everything was my decision only, weren’t pressured into buying extras at all. David (Humanist) was lovely, we even had a bit of a laugh whilst telling stories about our son, but he was very professional at the same time. Great service could even choose our own songs whatever they were. Malissa kept us informed of everything and Barbara at the Chapel of Rest was lovely and very supportive. Overall, very pleased with the services and great value for money. We even went with a Newcastle United Football Club coffin which my son was a massive supporter of.
Bowes Family
March 2022
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From ringing office and speaking to the girls who are amazing, everyone was helpful, kind and caring. The Humanist was very caring even though there was only 3 people at the Funeral. I would recommend you as everything and everybody dealt with this with dignity and respect. Many Thanks.
Jefferson Family
March 2022
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We were very, very happy with the service provided by yourselves and the Humanist. Would highly recommend you. Everything was excellent.
Wright Family
February 2022
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At a very sad time, the team at Go As You Please made us feel able to create a funeral my Mum would have wanted. We found Heather understanding and supportive, an excellent service for a grieving family. It gave us the courage to speak about our family memories, knowing Heather was there to back us up if we needed it. I thank everyone for their respectful, helpful attention to making the day very much a family celebration of a much-loved Wife, Mum and Nana. Thank you all.
Shaw Family
February 2022
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I was very happy with the service I received. Both ladies I dealt with were lovely and Malissa took the time to listen to a few anecdotes about my Mam, which made all the difference to me. I felt she was interested in dealing with a person, not just a body that needed cremating! I also felt that my choices (which weren’t necessarily conventional) were validated and understood which gave me and my daughter, Becca, a great deal of comfort.
Watson Family
January 2022
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We would like to wholeheartedly thank David and his staff for their care and professionalism; they couldn’t have helped our family enough and made everyone feel at ease through this emotional time. Special thanks to David Senior for his help and patience regarding Dad’s eulogy which was delivered with care and compassion. We can’t thank you all enough.
Douglas Family
January 2022
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My heartfelt thanks to each one of you for the care, consideration, and help you gave myself and my family in dealing with the passing of my husband. The service was beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for more. Your team goes above and beyond anything I have experienced before. You are all truly amazing. The care and attention to detail are second to none.
Chapman Family
January 2022
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Barbara was very helpful and genuine; David was absolutely fantastic both before the funeral and during the service. He really took the time to listen to us and we are very grateful. Thank you to everyone involved.
Nightingale Family
October 2021
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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.
Harvey Family
November 2021
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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.
Dishman Family
October 2021
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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.
Watson Family
September 2021
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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.
Meek Family
September 2021
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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.
Hunt Family
September 2021
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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!
Crawford Family
August 2021
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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!
Black Family
August 2021
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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.
Adams Family
August 2021
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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.
Lunn Family
August 2021
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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.
Robinson Family
July 2021
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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.
Dack Family
June 2021
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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 made 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.
Williamson Family
June 2021
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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.
Tate Family
June 2021
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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.
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Announcement regarding FCA regulation of prepaid funeral plans

We’re delighted to confirm that our new funeral plan provider Independent Funeral Planning Services will be authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as a provider of funeral plans.

The regulator took on supervision of the funeral planning market today (29 July), which means that all funeral plan companies and those involved in selling and delivering funeral plans are required to meet high standards. We believe this is a positive step forward for the funeral planning industry, and will provide customers with greater certainty and reassurance.

Whilst we were already closely aligned to the principles of the FCA, there’s been a lot of work involved to make sure all our systems and process are set up correctly to meet the new requirements, and we’re proud of the collaboration we’ve had with our plan provider The IFPS on this.

https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/funeral-plans/providers-list

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UPDATE – 20th June 2022. We are very pleased to confirm that our new funeral plan provider, Independent Funeral Planning Services Limited, has achieved the “Intending to Authorise” status with the FCA. We are one of only 26 companies in the UK to achieve this. All our current plan holders will receive a letter in the next 2-6 weeks updating them on this. Please refer to the FCA website

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There has been a lot of press recently regarding the upcoming regulation of the prepaid funeral plan industry by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is due to take effect on 29th July 2022.

Regulation of this market is something which will change the industry for the better by protecting the customer and only allowing authorised companies to continue selling funeral plans. It will allow customers to purchase funeral plans with confidence and security. As a company who constantly strive to provide our customers with a transparent and honest service, Go As You Please welcome this change with open arms.

Whilst Go As You Please has not directly applied for FCA authorisation, we are working closely with a new company called Independent Funeral Planning Services Ltd (IFPS) which has been specifically set up to comply with the forthcoming regulation. IFPS is one of 37 companies nationwide who have applied. None of these companies have actually been approved yet, but IFPS are in constant communication with the FCA and are confident that their application will be successful.

What does this mean for current plan holders?

Plan Holders who have purchased a Go As You Please Funeral Plan have their funds held in an independent dedicated trust managed by The Funeral Trustee Company Limited. Under the new regulations this will remain the same and Go As You Please will still provide your funeral at time of need. The only change for you will be an administrative change which you will be informed of in writing once we have legal confirmation. All this means is that the administration of your plan will be transferred from Go As You Please to IFPS.

This change does not affect your statutory right to cancel your plan either now or in the future. If you are paying for your plan in full, to receive a full refund you must cancel the plan within the cooling off period which is 30 days from the date you received our contractual terms. If you cancel your plan after the cooling off period, you will be entitled to a refund of any monies paid, minus the administration fee paid initially.

If you are paying for your plan in instalments and cancel your plan within the instalment period you will be entitled to a refund of any monies paid, minus the administration fee paid initially.

We do not charge for cancellations.

We also have customers who have taken out plans with other providers e.g. Golden Charter and Funeral Planning Services (Ecclesiastical Planning Services). You will hear separately from these companies regarding their progress with the application.

For up to date information on all applicants progress please see the FCA website at https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/funeral-plans/providers-list

Go As You Please Funerals 2009 Ltd remains a registered member of the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA)