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:

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.
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 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.
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.
Muir Family
June 2021
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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.
Frankland Family
June 2021
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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
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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.
Mitchell Family
June 2021
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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.
Jackson Family
June 2021
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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.
Willumsen Family
May 2021
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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.
Coxon Family
April 2021
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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.
Carr Family
March 2021
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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.
Carver Family
February 2021
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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
Brooks Family
February 2021
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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.
Wallace Family
January 2021
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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.
Hutchinson Family
January 2021
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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.
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DID YOU KNOW?

Farewells Magazine takes a modern approach to funerals. You can check out their current edition below...

Announcement regarding FCA regulation of prepaid funeral plans

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)