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

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

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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