Win a holiday worth £3,000

15 January 2013

The good life competition to win a holiday with McCarthy and Stone

Holiday lovers are being offered the chance to win a holiday worth £3,000 - thanks to a new competition being hosted by McCarthy & Stone on a Facebook app.

Why not take advantage of an extraordinary opportunity from the UK’s leading providers of retirement apartments to fly away on a dream destination; simply by defining what ‘the good life’ means to you. This concept could be summed up by a single sentence, a name of a song, a picture, a poem or anything that sparks the imagination. No matter how simple or complex the idea, all entries are shortlisted by an independent panel of judges meaning that the lucky competition winner will be headed for the time of their lives.

For many the first thing that will spring to mind will be classic sitcom ‘The Good Life’ - one of the most popular television shows of the 1970s! Tom and Barbara Goods’ quest to become self-sufficient and the corresponding horrified reactions of the Leadbetters, their conventional neighbours, delighted the nation and demonstrated divergent views on what a fulfilling life equates to for different people. For the Goods, this meant allotments and livestock and attempting to make their own clothes, for the Leadbetters, it was about dinner parties and the golf-club.

The good life is more than just the name of a TV programme however; it can mean many distinctive things to people of all ages. Everyone has their own idea of what the good life means to them. We want to celebrate that so, share with us your idea of the good life. It could be a quote, a picture, anything - you decide. Just log on to Facebook, search for McCarthy & Stone click ‘Like’ and upload your entry to our specially designed Facebook app.

Once upon a time, ageing was seen as a burden to bear, but not anymore. Whether it be through retirement homes or assisted living, McCarthy & Stone offer their residents the opportunity to fill their later years with fun and freedom. As the UK’s leading retirement developer, they believe that later life can be rich, rewarding and hugely fulfilling. Their developments are designed to offer purchasers an independent, low maintenance lifestyle so they can focus on the good things in life, whether that’s seeing the family more, travelling or learning a new skill.

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Notes to editors:

At McCarthy & Stone everything we do is built around a belief that later life can be rich, rewarding and fulfilling. We believe it is an opportunity to rediscover the things you love and explore new territory. Helping people make the most of it is our purpose and our passion, so on a daily basis we strive to think differently and care more about transforming later life.

Over the past 35 years, we have become Britain’s leading provider of retirement apartments, pioneering the concept of purpose-built accommodation for older people. We provide 70% of this type of accommodation, having built more than 45,000 apartments in 1,000 different schemes. We also have a range of financial and estate management products and services specifically designed to help people live later life to the full. 

We offer a choice of different types of retirement developments that includes Later Living and Assisted Living. Our Later Living developments offer the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an apartment specifically designed for later life; provide more time to embrace the possibilities of later life through reduced maintenance and admin, as well as peace of mind and companionship. Assisted Living developments offer all of this, plus a helping hand through flexible care and support packages that make life that little bit easier.

McCarthy & Stone offers the widest variety of award-winning one and two bedroom apartments that are for sale in over 200 locations across the UK.

For further press information:

Claire Gething
Haslimann Taylor PR
0121 265 7070