24 Jan GUEST SPEAKER 4TH FEBRUARY GLAMIS HALL – DANI KING
Hi, I’m Dani, and I am part of a family business which helps other families to prepare for an uncertain future.
We all know that the time will come when we will no longer be here, and for many of us that’s a reality we don’t want to face. Consequently, this results in us not talking about the future, what we want to happen, what we want to avoid happening, and how we can protect ourselves and those that we love.
There’s still a taboo surrounding death, and it’s something that many of us still can’t face talking about – does this sound familiar? It was the same in my family too! Until the worst happened – my Nan had a serious stroke, which left her paralysed down one side and had an impact on her short term memory.
It came a shock to us all – mostly my Grandad who then started to panic about the future – what would happen to them if the other died or went into care? Would they lose their home to pay for care? There were so many questions. He asked my Dad to find some answers, and he discovered Estate Planning. Essentially – writing a will, specifying wishes and making sure that everything that is worked hard to achieve gets to be passed on to future generations. Also, Lasting Powers of Attorney – giving the people you love the authority to carry out decisions on your behalf when you are no longer able to yourself. Unfortunately it was too late for my Nan to make any of these plans.
Dad realised if we didn’t know about any of this – then neither did a lot of other families, and he didn’t want others to be faced with the same situation. So he retrained as an Estate Planner and in 2008 Wellingborough Wills was born.
In 2014, I chose to leave a 12 year career in childcare, and join the family business on a temporary basis. That soon turned permanent when I too fell in love with the solutions estate planning provides to families. This love resulted from seeing the looks of relief, the visible sigh’s from clients who have finally lifted a huge weight of their minds, and the beaming smiles when we show people just what they can achieve and protect against with estate planning.
Thankfully, we get to help so many families to avoid the situation we found ourselves in. We speak from the heart to our clients and share our own personal experiences with them too, and because we know how difficult people can find it – we make sure to always provide a bit of laughter along the way. Planning for the future is a serious subject, but it doesn’t have to be morbid or all doom and gloom. After all, what we do isn’t really about dying – it’s about living, and providing a future for those we love.
Read more about us, our mission and what we do at https://www.wellingboroughwills.com, or follow us here https://www.facebook.com/wellingboroughwills