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Are we all a bit Notre Dame?

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The importance of having preparations in place...

Like most people around the world, I was shocked and upset earlier this week by the scenes coming from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. For me, Paris is one of my favourite cities and I believe that the beauty of the Notre Dame characterises the beauty of city it stands so proudly in.

I have been lucky enough to see the Notre Dame in all its glory on multiple occasions and I had assumed that when I next return to Paris that it would still be there in that same glory. Not for one second did I even consider that a building that has stood through more than 670 years would not be there as I had remembered it.

The events this week serve as a stark reminder that many things are finite.

Just like the events at the Notre Dame, unforeseen events can occur in our own lives. I see on a daily basis how health scares, Alzheimer's, dementia and death, among others, can have such a shocking and upsetting effect on people's life. We, just like the Notre Dame, are finite and it is for this reason that I would always recommend people consider putting appropriate provisions in place to ensure that, when the unforeseen occurs, those around you can be just that little more prepared.

Whether that be a Will, a Lasting Power of Attorney or both, I have seen first-hand how having appropriate provisions in place can be invaluable. If you would like to arrange an appointment to discuss this further please do not hesitate to me on please contact me on 01245 228120 or Johng@gepp.co.uk for further information.