Wednesday, 08 February 2017
McCarthy and Stone kicked-off their celebrations for its 40th anniversary with a vintage tea party at Heritage Place in Ickenham, as part of the retirement housebuilder’s commitment to raise £130,000 for Royal Voluntary Service, their Charity of the Year for 2017.
The special event marked the start of a year-long partnership where McCarthy and Stone has pledged to undertake a host of activities including holding vintage tea parties at selected McCarthy and Stone developments across the country to raise money for Royal Voluntary Service.
Guests included The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor John Hensley, and Mayoress, Mrs Diane Hensley, took tea with homeowners as everyone enjoyed cucumber sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones at the first vintage tea party. There was also live entertainment from vocalist, Shenton Dixon, who helped to make the special event go with a swing.
"2017 marks 40 years since the opening of our first retirement development at Waverley House in New Milton in October 1977. Forty years on, McCarthy and Stone has continued to lead the retirement housing sector, enriching the lives of tens of thousands of older people and their families.
Clive Fenton, Chief Executive McCarthy and Stone
“To celebrate this proud heritage, and to give something extra to the communities we support, I am delighted Royal Voluntary Service has agreed to be our charity partner for 2017. Royal Voluntary Service shares our vision to help older people live happier, healthier and longer lives and, like us, has a long and proud history of providing much-needed support to retirees. The vintage tea party at Heritage Place sets the standard for a series of exciting events throughout the year; and we look forward to inviting homeowners and local people to join us as we help Royal Voluntary Service continue the good work it delivers every day."
"There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age - I missed it coming and going."
David McCullough, Chief Executive Royal Voluntary Service
For more information on McCarthy and Stone’s 40th year celebrations, visit mccarthyandstone.co.uk
Image top: Clive Fenton, chief executive of McCarthy & Stone; David McCullough, chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service
Image middle: David McCullough, chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service; Mrs Myra Lapham; Clive Fenton, chief executive of McCarthy & Stone
Image bottom: Shenton Dixon; Suzie Cooper
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