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Bridport Heritage Forum Gets 200 Boost

Bridport Heritage Forum Gets £200 Boost From  Local Retirement House Builder
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5th February 2020

McCarthy Stone, the housebuilder behind the new Retirement Living development on Flood Lane in Bridport, which is due to start construction this summer, has donated £200 to local history group, Bridport Heritage Forum. 

The Heritage Forum is a group of local people from Bridport who work to raise awareness of the town’s heritage and remember those from the community who played a part in its history. Originally founded in 2002, the Heritage Forum hosts a series of events and displays throughout the year to celebrate Bridport’s legacy, including exhibitions, talks, school visits, food festivals, and many more. 

The donation by McCarthy Stone will be used to extend the Forum’s work of commemorating World War II, by developing and extending display materials and resources for community projects, particularly schools. 

Kate Patton, Sales Consultant from McCarthy Stone, presented the cheque to Shelia Meaney, Chairman of Bridport Heritage Forum, alongside several volunteers. 

Sheila Meaney commented: “We are dedicated to promoting and protecting the heritage of Bridport, as well as honouring the people of Bridport who are an integral part of our history. 

“The £200 we’ve received from McCarthy Stone is fantastic and will help us to preserve and save those memories of World War II, which is so important to us. We really can’t thank the team enough.”

Geoff Bates, Head of Marketing for McCarthy Stone South, said: “An important part of what we do here at McCarthy Stone is support initiatives in the towns and communities in which we build to help create a lasting, positive legacy.   

“It was an absolute pleasure to present this donation to Bridport Heritage Forum. All of us here at McCarthy Stone wish them every success with their work.”

McCarthy Stone’s Retirement Living communities are thoughtfully designed exclusively for the over 60s to provide the very best in modern, independent living within a safe and secure environment. 

The development in Bridport will eventually comprise of a selection of 38 one and two-bedroom apartments, which will provide everything residents could want for a relaxing retirement. 

The development will feature a communal lounge, ideal for socialising with friends, landscaped gardens, and a convenient guest suite should residents have friends or family to stay. Additional benefits will include an experienced House Manager who oversees the day to day running of the development, as well as 24-hour emergency call systems for added peace-of-mind.

McCarthy Stone customers in Bridport will be able to choose from a range of flexible Retirement Living solutions to suit them and their personal circumstances, whether they prefer to buy outright, rent or to take advantage of a part buy, part rent option.

For further information on Retirement Living in Bridport, please call 0800 201 4811 or visit

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