Green fingered retirees inspire children in Glossop

28 July 2017

Children from St James Primary School in Glossop visited McCarthy and Stone’s Calico Court Retirement Living development on Chapel Street this week, to brush up on their gardening skills with the help of some of the development’s green-fingered homeowners.  

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, has pledged its support for Royal Voluntary Service.  Inspired by the charity’s annual ‘GrandFest’ event, which puts the spotlight on the heritage skills older people have, McCarthy and Stone invited homeowners from Calico Court, Glossop to lead a masterclass on gardening with the year 3 to 6 pupils at St James Primary School. 

Carla Suter, co-ordinator at St James Primary School, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed their morning of gardening at Calico Court; and it was great to see homeowners Frank, Mary, David, Pat and Sue helping the children plant the beautiful flowers in the gardens. We are grateful to McCarthy and Stone for inviting us to the development, and we hope everyone at Calico Court enjoys their lovely garden in the coming months.” 

Fiona Brooks, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone, said: “We would like to extend our thanks to the children from St James Primary School who displayed some excellent gardening skills during their visit to Calico Court. The day proved to be a fitting celebration of the older generation and the skills they are able to pass on to young people. 

“A tight-knit community and companionship are among the many benefits of living at a McCarthy and Stone development.  Local children planting flowers with the help of homeowners is a fantastic example of the sense of community spirit here at Calico Court, and we look forward to continuing to build on our relationship with St James Primary School.” 

Frank and Mary Patchett, homeowners at Calico Court, said: “It was our pleasure to help children from St James Primary School plant flowers in the grounds of Calico Court. We have always got so much pleasure from gardening and it is wonderful to be in the position of passing this on to others.” 

Calico Court comprises a stunning collection of 36 one and two bedroom apartments designed exclusively for the over 60’s.  Prices currently start from £169,999 for the remaining one bedroom apartments. 

Facilities at Calico Court include a stunning homeowners’ lounge, ideal for socialising with friends, a beautiful rooftop terrace, and a convenient guest suite ideal for when friends or relatives would like to stay. A dedicated House Manager takes care of the day-to-day running of the development; and a security entrance system and 24 hour emergency call points will provide added peace-of-mind. 

To find out more about Calico Court, please click here or call 0800 310 0385. 

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