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Local Charity Gets 250 Festive Boost From Local Retirement House Builder

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10th December 2019

McCarthy Stone, the house builder behind The Boathouse in Bitterne Park and Hampton Place in Shirley Retirement Living developments, has donated £250 to the ‘Christmas Complete’ appeal by Southampton based charity, SCRATCH.

The ‘Christmas Complete’ appeal provides toys and gifts to disadvantaged children and young people who otherwise may not receive presents on Christmas Day. The donation by McCarthy Stone will help SCRATCH to purchase much-needed presents, as well as assist with the charity’s operating costs. 

Annette Davis, Senior Manager at SCRATCH, commented: “At SCRATCH we are dedicated to helping to relieve the effects of poverty for families and individuals in Southampton and its surrounding area. Our Christmas Complete appeal is just one of the ways in which we hope to be able to spread some joy to those in need. 

“However, in order for us to achieve this, we are dependent on the support of others, which is why we are absolutely thrilled to have received £250 from McCarthy Stone. The money will go a long way towards helping our appeal.”
Geoff Bates, Head of Marketing for McCarthy Stone South, commented: “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 the team at SCRATCH. All of us here at McCarthy Stone in Southampton wish them every success with their work in helping to improve lives of so many within the community.”

McCarthy Stone’s Retirement Living developments, such as Hampton Place and The Boathouse, are thoughtfully-designed exclusively for the over 60s to provide the very best in modern, independent living within a safe and secure environment. The developments feature a hotel-style guest suite for visiting family and friends, and a House Manager takes care of the day-to-day running of the developments, while a secure entry system and 24 hour emergency call system provides added peace-of-mind. 

The forthcoming Hampton Place development is located on a quiet road in between Shirley and the neighbouring suburb of Maybush in Southampton. It will offer 25 one bedroom apartments and 24 two bedroom apartments, which will be available to buy off-plan on spring 2020, with the first occupants expected in autumn 2020.

The Boathouse is set within a small but thriving community and is located on Riverdene Place, Bitterne Park. Local amenities are can be found directly opposite the development on Bitterne Park Triangle where there is a local bakers, supermarket, dry cleaners, various takeaways and convenience stores.  There is also a bus stop directly outside, providing regular services to Southampton city centre and neighbouring areas such as St Denys, Bitterne, Portswood and Eastleigh. 

McCarthy Stone customers in Southampton can also choose from a range of flexible Retirement Living solutions to suit them and their personal circumstances, whether they prefer to rent at The Boathouse or Hampton Place, or take advantage of the part buy, part rent option.

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.

Those interested in Retirement Living at McCarthy Stone’s Hampton Place or The Boathouse developments are invited to call 0800 201 4811 or visit

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