An audience of almost 40 people came to the first in a series of ‘I Will’ Fed Legacy events on the 28th October at Heathlands Village, organised in partnership with Chartered Financial Planners, Concerva.

The event was billed as educational and informative evening, raising awareness about “future-proofing” your health and wealth.

Raphi Bloom, the Fed’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing opened the evening by explaining why The Fed needs the community’s financial support more than ever, as demand for the charity’s services grow year on year, and how leaving a Legacy to the Fed can be a vital part of this support.

He also explained the significant tax savings available to individuals who choose to leave a gift to charity in their will.

This was followed by Ben Tyer of GLP Solicitors, who told the audience why making a will and having enduring power of attorneys in place are both so vital – and yet often ignored.

Suzie Glaskie, a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, gave a fascinating insight into how diet can affect the likelihood of a person suffering from dementia in later life, and how by making changes to diet itself people can significantly reduce the chances of this happening.

Dalia Kaufman, the Fed’s Volunteer Recruitment Officer, told the audience how volunteering can make people happier and healthier – and lead to a feeling of greater purpose in life – as well as helping The Fed provide much needed services to the thousands of people across the Jewish community.

Simmy Goldmeier of Concerva approached the financial aspect of retirement and delved into what people should focus on in order to be confident they have what is needed to enjoy their retirement years comfortably.

A delighted Mr Bloom said, “We are really pleased that the Fed’s 2020 Legacy campaign – in partnership with Concerva – has launched with such great community participation, and with a wide range of ages in attendance.”

For more information on the next Fed Legacy event or for any of the topics covered above please contact Raphi Bloom – [email protected] or 0161 772 4789