The UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone, is celebrating its 40th anniversary by joining forces with Royal Voluntary Service (RVS); and retirees and their families are invited to a host of events and activities planned across McCarthy & Stone developments to help raise funds for the national charity.
In 1977, McCarthy & Stone opened its first retirement development; and to honour what is an important milestone in the company’s history, the housebuilder has committed to raising £130,000 for RVS throughout 2017.
After supporting the charity’s annual national GrandFest event with a search for ‘GrandMakers’ at the start of the year, McCarthy & Stone will celebrate talented older people, and the diversity of heritage skills they can pass on through the generations, with a series of regional events to be held at selected developments across the country during the summer months.
From jam making and drinks distilling, to lace making and crocheting, GrandMakers will showcase their crafts in a series of masterclasses, giving members of the public the opportunity to brush up on their own abilities or to get started on the road to a new hobby or endeavour.
Geoff Bates, Head of Brand and Communications at McCarthy & Stone, said: “We are proud of our 40 year track record of successfully enriching the lives of older people. RVS shares our values of helping people live happier, longer and healthier lives, so it seemed fitting to partner with the charity for our anniversary celebrations. Many events and activities are planned throughout the year, and a warm welcome awaits all those who visit a McCarthy & Stone development to join in the fun.”
Find out more about McCarthy & Stone’s 40th anniversary celebrations at www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/40-year-anniversary or call 0800 201 4811.