by Marie Dixon
On a bleak and cold winter’s evening, when most people stayed indoors, the members of The Willows WI Sale faced the elements and attended the social evening as planned. The President Kerry and the committee gave a warming welcome, followed by an outline of evening, information about new sub-groups to join, and the promise of a visit to the Lowry to see ‘Calendar Girls’. The food bank collection at our last meeting was enormous and well-received, and thanks were given to all who contributed for their generosity.
The speaker for the evening was Matthew Martin of Urmston – an experienced and informative presenter. His talk ‘Tax, Care, and Toy Boys’ featured the subject the making of wills and all of the ramifications – and how this could apply to younger people as well as the older generation. He noted that the Willows WI was quite a young group of ladies but advised that the subject of funeral planning, power of Attorney and all associated ideas were a most important feature in our current lives.
He explained the tax situations and how to get the best results – how to handle care homes where necessary, and how a lifestyle that involved a change of partner and the involvement of extended families could create many unforeseen problems. He explained ways to avoid this in a simple uncomplicated manner.
The members showed great appreciation and welcomed the information even if was for future years.