” Alison: I have a very important task to do before Christmas Day – to say THANK YOU to your leading Dad’s funeral service so expertly on 15th December. You have a beautiful voice and the wording of the tribute was perfect. Thank you for keeping me and M calm, and for all the work you put in to making Dad’s funeral a special event .” GK 24th December 2021

” I just wanted to say thank you so much for today. Your presence and calmness were so welcome. As a family we wanted you to know how appreciated it was. So many lovely comments about you too. ” MH December 2021

“Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for yesterday’s service for my Dad and for all your work and support leading up to the day. You made a difficult ad traumatic situation so much easier and I truly felt it was all how he would have wanted it to be. Your calm, caring manner and wonderful touches of humour and lightness made me feel moments of genuine happiness during the service as it helped me to remember who he was before his illness took hold. I had so many lovely comments from guests about you and how fitting and honest a tribute it was.” MM October 2021

“Please accept our heart-felt thanks for the kindness and dignity of Dad’s service yesterday. We had so many people saying how relatable and friendly it was and how it made a sad occasion much easier to bear somehow.’KC, June 2021

“I’d like to say a huge thank you on behalf of all the family. You helped to make yesterday a warm and heartfelt tribute to David. He will be so greatly missed, but in time the memory of yesterday will be a real comfort.
Thank you for your gentle guidance, we couldn’t have done it without you.”
AK, February 2020

‘I would like to thank you for the very moving yet simple service you gave my mum yesterday. It was just what we had wished for and the poem was beautiful especially read in your calm clear voice. You had nothing but praise from everyone after you had left, and they all said how lovely it had been. A wonderful tribute to my mother.’  SRW, December 2017

‘Alison. I want to thank you for yesterday. You hit just the right note in the presentation of my Mum’s life and personality, and everyone afterwards said how lovely it was and how perfectly the whole service reflected her. Thank you for your empathy, warmth and kindness at this difficult time.’ BL, June 2016

‘I would just like to thank you again for the lovely service yesterday. It was a very fitting tribute, it perfectly summoned up her life and painted a vivid picture of the very special person that she was.’ TL, October 2016

‘Alison. I just wanted to thank you for such a dignified and moving service yesterday. The time you took on building a picture of mum was really appreciated.’ SL ,May 2019

‘On behalf of the whole family I’d like to say that we’re deeply grateful to you for stepping in at the last minute and conducting our mother’s funeral in such a moving and compassionate way.’ DF, June 2019

‘Many thanks for guiding us through our farewell to M last Wednesday. Your characterisation of M was incredibly insightful and many people who came to the wake afterwards commented on how moving the ceremony was, particularly from friends and family who had never attended a Humanist ceremony before. I am also incredibly grateful to you for making what has been such a sorrowful occasion for myself and the boys, a moving experience, helping us to say farewell to M when it has been so unexpected.’ PT, January 2019

‘Dear Alison, I want to say thank you very much for the beautiful service you led for us today, in celebration of Mum’s life. I think it summed her up perfectly and you conveyed the essence of her, that we could all remember. You do a very special job, and do it with great reverence, and you will always be someone associated with my family.’ CW, April 2018

Memorial Events

I wanted to say a quick (but heart-felt) thank you for yesterday. It was a very fitting send-off for dad. Many people have already commented how much they enjoyed it and how they thought it had just the right tone. We are all deeply grateful for your help in putting it together and of course in chairing proceedings. You may have detected from the contributions that Dad was a bit of a stickler for doing things properly, and I think he would have thoroughly approved, and would have recognised your professionalism and lightness of touch.’ BP, January 2019

‘Alison,  Just a very big thank you for all you did picking up the pieces and pulling together T’s celebration of life on Sunday. It all went so well despite the heat. Thank you for being there for us. You use your skills well.’ KH, July 2018.

‘Dear Alison, We would like to thank you warmly for your support last Thursday, which helped make the day not only bearable but also very positive. We think the whole event could not have gone better, and your contribution hit exactly the right note.’ LH, January 2019