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Making A Difference to the Lives of Older People: McCarthy Stone Donates £250 to Age Concern Colchester

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29 June 2019

McCarthy Stone, the developer behind the Lancer House Retirement Living Plus development – which is currently under construction on Butt Road – has donated £250 to Age Concern Colchester & North East Essex following an appeal for a local charity to support in the area. 

Located on North Hill, Age Concern Colchester is an independent charity providing services and support for older people in the Colchester area.  Its mission is to boost the welfare and quality of life for people in the borough and those who care for them, through advice, information and knowledge. 

McCarthy Stone’s Area Sales Manager, Chad Goldsmith presented Simon Prestney, Chief Executive Officer of Age Concern with a cheque for £250, which will be used to support their Advice Service, helping to combat poverty, improving mobility, rehousing and ensuring the right care choices are in place to improve health and wellbeing. 

Simon Prestney, Chief Executive Officer of Age Concern, said: “After seeing McCarthy Stone’s charity appeal, we decided to apply as we are always in need of extra funding. We rely solely on the generosity of local people and businesses, so securing this donation from McCarthy Stone gives us a real boost and helps us to continue to make a difference to the lives of older people in and around Colchester.”

McCarthy Stone’s Area Sales Manager, Chad Goldsmith added: “As a company, we appreciate our responsibilities go further than building quality retirement apartments, and we also seek to create a positive legacy in the towns and cities in which we build.  

“We were delighted to present this donation to Age Concern Colchester & North East Essex. We understand how vital it is to support older members of the community. The charity provides a very important service for those living in the local area, and the team at McCarthy Stone’s Lancer House development wishes everyone at Age Concern Colchester & North East Essex every success in their future work.”

McCarthy Stone’s Retirement Living Plus developments offer the over 70s the opportunity to maintain an independent lifestyle, while having access to tailored domestic and personal assistance packages to help them manage their day-to-day lives – and with an on-site restaurant providing freshly cooked meals for those who don’t wish to cook in their apartments.  

Lancer House features a Club Lounge, ideal for socialising with new-found friends; a Guest Suite for when homeowners have visitors to stay; and beautifully maintained gardens.  An Estates Manager takes care of the day-to-day running of the development, while secure entry systems and 24-hour emergency call points will provide added peace-of-mind. 

Prices at Lancer House begin from £272,500 for a one-bedroom apartment, and £346,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. 

Situated less than two miles from the centre of the UK’s oldest recorded town, future homeowners at Lancer House will be in close proximity of an abundance of restaurants and cafes, several banks, and a variety of museums and galleries. Colchester retirees can also enjoy walks along the River Colne, as well as visits to Colchester Castle. 

More than 90% of customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the maximum Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders’ Federation for 14 years running.  It is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve a Five Star award during every year of the HBF’s awards. 

To find out more about Retirement Living Plus in Colchester, please contact McCarthy Stone on 0800 201 4811 or visit 

For more information about Age Concern Colchester and North East Essex, please visit: 

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