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Christmas Joy to Hertford

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5th November 2019

McCarthy Stone, the retirement developer behind the Isabella House and Edward House developments in Herford, has given Hertford Town Council a boost with a £600 donation to support the Hertford Christmas Gala on Friday 22nd November.

From 3.30pm, the Christmas Gala will be taking place in Hertford Town Centre, where guests are encouraged to get into the festive spirit with seasonal food, a fun fair, street entertainers, and a full programme of live music and performances. At 6.30pm, the Mayor of Hertford, Councillor Rosemary Bolton, and Santa will switch the Christmas tree lights on in Salisbury Square. 
Melissa Reynolds, Marketing & Events Manager, at Hertford Town Council said: “Financial support from local organisations helps us to continue to develop our popular community events.  We are very grateful to McCarthy Stone for its generous donation which will allow us to host yet another memorable and enjoyable Christmas Gala for all the family.”
Julie Ward, National Sales Director for McCarthy Stone, commented: “The Hertford Christmas Gala is a fantastic event which brings the community together for Christmas, and we are looking forward to supporting the celebrations for locals and their families. The team at McCarthy Stone’s Isabella House and Edward House developments wishes the Council’s team every success in providing great events for the people of Hertford.”
Comprising a selection of 57 one and two bedroom Retirement Living Plus apartments, exclusively designed for people aged 70 and over, Edward House provides everything people in Hertford could want for a relaxing retirement.  
McCarthy Stone’s Retirement Living Plus developments offer retirees the opportunity to enjoy an independent lifestyle, while having access to tailored domestic and personal assistance packages to help them manage their day-to-day lives.
Edward House features a Club Lounge complete with Wi-Fi, which is ideal for socialising with new-found friends; an on-site restaurant providing freshly cooked meals; a guest suite for when residents have visitors to stay; and beautifully maintained gardens.  An Estates Manager takes care of the daily running of the development, while secure entry systems and 24-hour emergency call points provide added peace-of-mind.

Situated on Hale Road,
Isabella House comprises of 24 Retirement Living apartments for the over 60’s, offering Hertford retirees the opportunity to downsize and maintain an active, independent lifestyle, surrounded by like-minded individuals

At Edward House, there are now more options available for those looking to downsize in Hertford, with rental options now available Isabella and Edward House to make moving even easier.

This Christmas, McCarthy Stone is hosting free ‘At-Home’ Christmas events at selected developments up and down the country.  The events have been designed to bring people together to celebrate the festive season, along with a glass of mulled wine, indulgent treats and a seasonal soundtrack. 
For more information about Retirement Living and Retirement Living Plus in Hertford and the ‘At-Home’ events, please call 0800 201 4811 or visit  
For more information about this year’s Christmas Gala in Hertford, please visit
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