Darlington Bowling Club receives timely donation from leading housebuilder

28 April 2017

Last week saw an exclusive preview of Emerson Court – a luxury new Ortus development in Darlington which is due to officially open in June.

Local stakeholders, estate agents, businesses and community groups were invited to the development for a ‘first look’ and to experience how Emerson Court will benefit customers in Darlington.

Among them were Woodland Bowling Club in Darlington who received a £250 donation from Ortus Homes, to provide support towards urgent repairs needed to their changing huts. The club provides physical exercise and companionship to its members who are largely over-60, as well as supporting local hospice St Teresa’s, which is the club’s nominated charity.

Chris Raynel, Games Secretary at Woodland Bowling Club said: “We’re extremely grateful to McCarthy and Stone for their kind donation of £250 which is a welcome help towards some much-needed remedial works here. We applied for funding earlier this year after reading McCarthy and Stone’s appeal for local organisations to support in the area, and were so pleased to hear that we had been chosen, especially given the urgency of the repairs.

“We have a fantastic facility and we’re always encouraging new members to join and are especially excited to welcome the new homeowners at Emerson Court.”

Liz Green, Regional Sales and Marketing Director at McCarthy and Stone, commented: “It was great to be able to invite so many local businesses and key stakeholders from the community to our event, and to give them a preview of the development. We really value their opinions and insights, and like to use these events as an opportunity to voice any questions and to showcase the many benefits the development will be bringing to the local area.

Woodland Bowling Club accepting cheque

“I can see the Bowling Club being very popular with our homeowners when they move in in June, as it’s a great way to stay active and fit. We will look to continue to support the Bowling Club as much as possible and will be encouraging those of our homeowners who are thinking of trying bowls to give it a go! A healthy, active lifestyle is so important at any age.”

With 45 per cent of apartments at Emerson Court now already reserved off-plan, the award-winning housebuilder is urging discerning retirees who are interested in downsizing to the historic market town of Darlington to reserve without delay, or risk disappointment.

The development will comprise a stylish collection of one and two bedroom apartments offering flexible living designed to a high specification, exclusively for those aged 55 and over. With this in mind, a camera door entry system and fully monitored alarms are in place to give homeowners complete peace of mind to lock up their property and head off on holiday or for a trip away if they choose, knowing all external maintenance is take care of.

Homeowners will benefit from spacious master bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, electric underfloor heating throughout, open-plan living and dining areas, and modern fully fitted kitchens with integrated appliances. The upkeep and management of Emerson Court will be entrusted to McCarthy and Stone Management Services. With the maintenance of the grounds taken care of, buildings insurance, window cleaning and the housekeeping to communal areas, homeowners will have more time to spend on the hobbies they enjoy.

Those interested in Emerson Court are asked to call 0800 201 4739 or click here for further information.

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