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Claydens supported three food banks instead of sending out Christmas cards in December: FIND Families in Need Ipswich, Colchester Food Bank, and Gatehouse in Bury St Edmunds. FIND expressed their sincere gratitude to us saying that requests for help increase each month and they are managing to fulfil all requests thanks to the support of...
Welcome to our Autumn issue. It certainly has been a summer of incredible weather with record high temperatures and virtually no rainfall. Although many have welcomed the opportunity to spend time at the beach, others – particularly those with gardens – are keen to see some rain!
We hope that you had an enjoyable Easter – the weather certainly helped lift the spirits! 2021 was a positive year for investments, but so far 2022 has been a challenging time for investors and savers. High inflation, supply issues, and the terrible war in Ukraine are creating volatility although the medium-term position for risk...
Spring is well on its way again and the longer days will be welcome! The New Year will see staff changes and, last month, Shirley Le Grice’s retirement was celebrated with a Clayden’s trip to Norwich for a matinee performance of Cluedo and an evening meal. Informed Claydens Spring 22 Newsletter
2021 has been a challenging year for both individuals and businesses and I hope that this newsletter finds you and your family doing well. It’s been a very busy year for Clayden’s and all of us are looking forward to the Christmas break! Informed Winter 2021
Jenny and James Halse brought their old oil on canvas painting by Irish Painter Edwin Hayes to The Repair Shop. The painting reminded the couple of the Pembrokeshire seashore where they sought solace following the tragic loss of their son Elijah who died following his premature birth after just 37 days. Aired on 13th October,...
I hope that this newsletter finds you and those dear to you well. Whilst the future is looking more optimistic than it has for some time, the new Covid variants are a cause for concern. At Clayden’s, we are pleased to be welcoming clients into the office once more and all of us are enjoying...
Clayden’s is a proud sponsor of the Stowmarket under 14’s boys’ rugby team. Lewis Offord’s partner Meg’s son Bonham plays as one of the forwards on the team, the Open side Flanker. The firm’s sponsorship has enabled them to acquire a new set of training shirts and game shirts, and post-match ties.
Spring 2021 was one of our busiest tax year ends ever, with many clients making last minute pension and ISA investments. Our staff had many deadlines to cope with. I know they were all relieved when the end of tax year deadline passed and Easter came along! Some staff and consultants continue to work from...
Many of you know that three of my family and I contracted the virus in early January and thankfully we have all made a complete recovery. I would like to thank those of you who sent cards and good wishes which we very much appreciated. Turning now to business, the recent introduction of Nick Wilson...
On taking a look at last year’s welcome letter, I was amused to see my comment that 2019 had been a politically and financially interesting year. Little did I know that 2020 would be even more so! Unfortunately, it has also been an extremely worrying and challenging time for many people due to COVID-19. ...
Since our last newsletter, we have experienced the most dramatic restrictions ever on our normal lifestyles, and the overwhelming need for everyone to deal with this terrible virus threat has affected all aspects of our lives. I do hope that you and your families are well and coping with the various restrictions. At Clayden Financial,...
During the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) outbreak and lock-down, Clayden Financial's advisers and staff will be working from home; continuing to provide the high level of service our clients have come to expect. However, whilst we are continuing to deal with any requests or queries as they arise, responses may take slightly longer than usual, not least because our communication with the companies that we deal with may be hindered. They too, will be working remotely and may be experiencing staffing issues. So please bear with us and stay safe.
Action Medical Research for Children is the leading UK charity funding vital research to help defeat the diseases that devastate the lives of sick and disabled babies, children and young people. In lieu of sending out Christmas cards Clayden Financial made a donation to this worthwhile charity.
BBC’s Bill Turnbull recently opened the newly modernised Suffolk Samaritans centre. The St Helen’s Street building was bought by the Samaritans in 1994 following a huge fundraising campaign. In the busy 25 years that followed the building became very “tired” and a major refurbishment was required.
We are delighted to announce that Clayden Financial Director Martin Cornell has been accredited by the Personal Finance Society with the Pension Transfer Gold Standard. Financial advice firms who adopt and promote this standard adhere to a set of principles.
Clayden Financial is holding a Slip into Slippers event today (Thursday 18.10.) and tomorrow, to raise vital funds for Suffolk Age UK. So, if you are in the vicinity of Ipswich, why not pop in to our Belstead offices and indulge in some delicious cake and savouries? The postcode is IP8 3LY. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/suffolk/about-us/latest-news/articles/2018/slip-into-slippers-2018/
Clayden Financial has become a Platinum Friend of Suffolk Age UK. This fantastic charity has been supporting older people in our region for 70 years! We have participated in Suffolk Age UK fundraising events for some time, but now our involvement with, and support of the charity, will increase.
Those of you with leased or empty properties may not be aware that there is a service designed by the Land Registry – HM Land Registry’s Property Alert – which arranges for you to be emailed should something arise relating to your property. Do visit the link below to the relevant page on the www.gov.uk...
One of Clayden Financial’s virtual balloons came 1153rd out of 2640! The charity balloon race, which began on 3rd July, finished on 10th July. The money raised from the race will support those that use wheelchairs, some from as early as the age of three. Wheelchairs need to be fit for purpose and need to...
Clayden Financial has sponsored three virtual balloons in this race which is due to start on July 3rd from Dusseldorf (the starting point of this year’s Tour de France, which starts on 1st July). There will be no end location for the balloon race, the balloons can head for anywhere in the world with the...
Clayden Financial IFA Karen Last is participating in this Money Matters Multiple Helpdesk Surgery from 9 until 12.30 pm on 23 March. Company help desks – in addition to Clayden Financial’s – are as follows: Hugh J Boswell – Chartered Insurance Brokers MENTA – Business support Suffolk County Council – External Funding Team, Heritage Coast...
Clayden Financial sponsored three virtual balloons in this race which left from Switzerland on February 6th 2017. There was no end location for the race, the balloons can head for anywhere in the world with the virtual wind moving them along! The Shine Balloon Race winners are those whose balloon has travelled furthest in seven...
Clayden Financial is proud to be co-sponsoring this event for the second occasion. The similar event last year raised over £10,700 for Action Medical Research, the marvellous charity working tirelessly to save and change children’s lives for the better. Do visit their website – www.action.org.uk. Last year 200 postcards were on display by both amateur...
Join Leigh Clayden and the rest of Clayden Financial’s staff in wearing your comfy slippers for the day on Friday 21st October! Donate £1 for the privilege and maybe bake and charge for delicious cakes to raise valuable funds for Suffolk Age UK. If you would like to take part or would like further details,...
Brexit Update – as your financial advisers we have spent the past three working days being bombarded by more and more analysis from ‘experts’ who clearly weren’t telling anyone what they knew (we doubt they knew more than anyone else actually). Having sifted through a considerable amount of this data we have completed an initial...
Clayden Financial’s Leigh Clayden and Martin Cornell participated in this event which saw 23 teams of local golfers, of all ages and abilities, take to the course at Ufford Park recently in support of local independent charity, Suffolk Age UK. A regular event in the charity’s fundraising calendar, this year saw a full line-up, with...