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Devizes Retirees Step into Christmas with McCarthy Stone

Members of the Devizes Town Band at Shackleton Place
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11th December 2019

Devizes locals recently joined residents at McCarthy Stone’s Shackleton Place Retirement Living Plus development to get into the Christmas spirit at an exclusive free festive event.

Those who came along were treated to mouth-watering mince pies and a warming glass or two of mulled wine, all whilst enjoying a sparkling showcase by members of the Devizes Town Band, who performed live renditions of festive favourites.

The Devizes Town Band performed at Shackleton Place in aid of Alzheimer’s Support, with McCarthy Stone donating £50 to the charity.  

The event was part of McCarthy Stone’s series of Christmas events, which are happening at selected developments across the UK throughout December, and have been inspired by the social tradition of days gone-by that sees friends and family gather at home to celebrate the festive season. Everyone who attended also had the opportunity to take a tour of Shackleton Place, meet with current residents, and find out more about the lifestyle that McCarthy Stone offers.

Geoff Bates, Head of Marketing at McCarthy Stone South, comments: “Everyone who came along to our Christmas event had a wonderful time. It was a great opportunity for locals to see for themselves what a close-knit and supportive community we have here at Shackleton Place, whilst getting into the festive spirit. 

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the members of the Devizes Town Band for their brilliant performance and helping to get our festive season off to a fantastic start!”

As a Retirement Living Plus development, Shackleton Place provides an ideal downsizing option for retirees aged 70 and over. Bridging the gap between conventional retirement living and residential care, an Estates Manager and experienced team are on hand day and night to oversee the running of the development, and to provide tailored support packages to suit individual needs.

The development features a large communal lounge - perfect for getting to know new neighbours - an on-site bistro - which serves fresh and nutritious meal options for residents every day - and a handy guest suite for when family and friends come to stay.

The Retirement Living Plus apartments atShackleton Place also include fully-fitted modern kitchens with integrated appliances, underfloor heating, spacious and open-plan living areas, and stylish en-suite bathrooms. All apartments are also equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system for added peace-of-mind.

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 14 years’ running.  McCarthy Stone is the only UK house builder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 14 consecutive years, which is every year the awards have been run.

For further information on Shackleton Place, please call 0800 201 4811 or visit

More general information about upcoming Christmas events and activities at McCarthy Stone developments across the country can be found at

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