I found Lasting Post by chance on a Google search. I am a silver surfer who wanted to believe that I would surf forever. Lasting Post has inspired me to plan ahead and leave my affairs in good order for those I leave behind. I have set out my funeral wishes, chosen the hymns and even selected a personal reading. I can now live the rest of my life, happy in the knowledge that when my time is up, things are sorted.
I am very pleased that I found Lasting Post. It is easy to use and has been invaluable in helping put my affairs in order. Many thanks.
I was very touched by the article I read about you in the Mail on Sunday. I feel the service you provide is very much needed and will be of great comfort to those who use it.
I think the concept is excellent, the site is easy to navigate and is very comprehensive. There is no doubt in my mind that, if someone completed all the sections applicable to them, it would make the family's and the professional advisors' task, whether they be accountants or lawyers, very much simpler in the early stages. For my part, I would have no hesitation in recommending it to clients and will do so when appropriate.
CM, Chartered Accountant
I'm impressed, it does seem to fill a vacant niche and provide a helping hand when planning for the later stages of life. I shall certainly recommend it.
Dr DS, General Practitioner
I too have come to this website via the YOU magazine article. My dad died 5 months ago, suddenly from a heart attack and in another country. He left no up to date will and the family was unaware of any of his personal preferences or thoughts on the matter. We just had to make a best guess, which was stressful and limited by the traditions of the country we were in. As I myself want a particular type of burial after research I made into woodland sites, I will be using the information on this site to help me put together my own thoughts. After my dad died we all said to each other - 'don't let this happen' or 'don't do it like that for me', but what good is that? I intend to leave my family with a good set of guidelines so that they can cope better when they are in shock like we were. As a florist I also meet many families in distress and those who cope better with the arrangements that have to be made, are those who are more certain of what the deceased wanted.
This subject is something I feel we should all address. We do not discuss death, funerals and wills in our family and I don't know of anyone who has made a will. My husband and I made one before we had our son but this needs updating. I like the idea that I can visit and update my wishes at any time. I think this is a fantastic idea with a web site that is easy to understand and navigate.
I have just read your article in the You magazine. How I do agree with every word. I am a widow with two grown-up children, but I wanted to make sure that everything was in place for when I depart this mortal coil, and mindful of the fact that I am now 80 I knew it was important that it was something I had to do NOW. I think I have covered everything, but your new website will be of great value to those who perhaps have not been so forward looking. Mind you, many people just bury their heads in the sand, and will do nothing.
Thanks to Lasting Post, I can live in peace before I rest in peace!
Dad died a few years ago and I was clueless about what to do and what happens. I wish this site existed then as it would have calmed my concerns. I have now started building my 'exit' on the site so when my lights go out, whoever survives me has all the arrangements at the click of a button including supergluing some of my ashes to my seat at Chelsea!
Many thanks to Lasting Post. After a recent death in our family, we have found the Lasting Post website invaluable in coping with all the issues that have arisen. I don’t know what we would have done without all the help and assistance that Lasting Post has given and we have been really impressed by the level of detail and information that is provided. I must say that the sections on poems, readings and how to give a eulogy have been particularly useful.
I have always put off any task until up against the deadline for completing it. Reading through Lasting Post I realise I must now do what I should have done years ago and put my affairs in order and leave instructions for those who will have to cope with my departure. For all of this Lasting Post will prove invaluable.
As I have passed my three score years and ten, Lasting Post has prompted me to sort out my future - thank you.
A great help in my hour of need.
The webite looks great and I think it is a really useful thing.
I think Lasting Post is just brilliant. My Mother has become a silver surfer, so maybe for someone like her; the ability to write down their instructions will somehow seem less like tempting fate than telling one of her family.
I wish Lasting Post had been around last year and my grandmother had known about it because it would have saved the financial and administrative nightmare of dealing with her death at the same time as enduring the pain of her loss, even though we all celebrated her 100 years of life.
This is a very useful website for anybody having to deal with a relative's death and is a very practical and informative guide.
This is the definitive way to organise your final wishes in a way that is unambiguous and easy to understand.
I am really impressed with 'Lasting Post' - having such a range of advice available in one place is an excellent idea, and is bound to help many people at a very confusing and distressing time.
What a great idea. I love it.
What an amazing site. I have found Lasting Post so informative, sympathetic and easy to navigate. I have been meaning to put all my affairs in order for years but have never got round to it. I now have - thanks to Lasting Post. I am now sorted!
Death is the subject nobody wants to talk about and nobody wants to face.........This site makes it so much less scary. Losing someone you love is hard enough. This site will save people from worrying about whether or not they are doing what their loved one would have wanted, because they will know that they are. It is a fantastic source of information and advice and will be a real support for the difficult times ahead.
Finally a user friendly site providing helpful and comprehensive information to enable people to orchestrate their future and react to sudden events- well done.
I never knew that there was so much involved when someone dies. Lasting Post has given me reassurance that all the information is laid out clearly on the website and I will definitely let friends know about this site. I think that is will be a huge comfort to people for them to know that they are not alone.