One of the privileges of our role is to get to know clients well and play a small part in their lives. We get to know their families, their hopes and fears and, importantly, how they are feeling. It follows then that occasionally, with sadness, we have the opportunity to pay our last respects.
One of our long-standing friends and client, Pauline, was laid to rest last Friday. Sadly, due to the virus, the service was restricted to immediate family.
She was a funny, feisty and challenging character who would seldom let you leave without expecting to share a sharp whisky.
She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her, but when the virus passes I think the celebration of her life will be more joyful and well attended than would have been possible last week.
On Friday, I instead hit the road to pick up daughter Lucy and son Billy from university. Talking to clients, making sure the wider family is safe is understandably our priority and while there will no doubt be challenging times ahead, taking care of those closest is what matters.
It is a time where our expertise can be used to help and support your broader family, we won’t know all the answers, but being tuned in to all things financial means we can generally point people in the direction of an answer.
If wider family need this sort of help, please do let us know how we can help.