Financial Update – April 2021
Welcome to your monthly newsletter.
April is here and spring has well and truly sprung. We’re seeing clearer skies and warmer weather to signal the end of a winter season that for many has seemed to last longer than usual. Along with the warmer weather we have also seen the first changes of the Government’s Covid exit plan come into effect: as schools break up for their Easter holidays, outdoor gatherings for either six people or two households are back on the cards. Something as simple as a socially distanced picnic is a very welcome addition to a warm April weekend.
April has a strong history of uplifting developments. Keeping with the theme of public health, it was the April of 1948 that saw the establishment of the World Health Organisation. Uplifting in more than one sense of the word; Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space in April of 1961. His trip to the stars urged him to speak these powerful words, “I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!” In April 1970 his call to action got some support as the first Earth Day was celebrated; the annual event that demonstrates support for environmental protection.
As we continue to move through 2021, let’s also continue to look to the positives and hopes of a better future.