McCarthy & Stone continues on its journey to champion older people with the launch of a new Charitable Foundation

17th November 2020

McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, has today announced the launch of the McCarthy & Stone Foundation as the organisation continues to celebrate, champion and defend the role of older people.

For more than 40 years McCarthy & Stone has created retirement communities that support older people and enrich their quality of life. Community is at the core of what it does, with more than £600k raised for charitable causes over the last three years.

The creation of the Foundation will enable McCarthy & Stone to build on this long-term commitment and vision to support older people and create lives that are fulfilling, healthy and independent. With the support of the business as well as McCarthy & Stone’s employees, homeowners, and partners, the McCarthy & Stone Foundation will deliver a grants programme, longer-term charity partnerships and volunteering opportunities.

Each programme will be designed to deliver a range of impacts that will strengthen communities, support local charities and organisations with resource and expertise, and provide a voice to champion the role of older people in a thriving society. It is hoped that the Foundation’s work will provide support for those who need it most, including older people facing isolation, loneliness, or poor health; young people who may be falling behind personally and academically; and communities in need of regeneration. 

John Tonkiss, McCarthy & Stone’s CEO, and a Trustee of the new Foundation, said: “COVID-19 has shown that there are real challenges to overcome within local communities and sadly the most vulnerable in our society are often older people and the young.”

“We are therefore delighted to be able to launch the McCarthy & Stone Foundation to help bring generations together, do more to support the lives of older people and support regeneration. We look forward to working together with our employees, partners and homeowners to have an important and lasting impact on people experiencing challenges around the country.”

Graeme Marsh, Foundation Manager, McCarthy & Stone said: “An independent charitable Foundation is a tangible commitment to making a real difference to the lives of people in communities around the country and couldn’t come at a more important time. I am delighted to have the opportunity to take this fantastic initiative forwards and start creating a real positive impact in communities up and down the country.”

The McCarthy & Stone Foundation’s programmes will be started in the coming months, to bring financial support and volunteers to both national and local charities.  The application window for grants will be confirmed in due course.

For more information please visit: mccarthyandstonefoundation.org

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