Green fingered retirees inspire children in Southport

27 July 2017

Children from Marshide Primary School in Southport visited McCarthy and Stone’s Brunlees Court Retirement Living Plus development on Cambridge Road 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 Brunlees Court to lead a masterclass on gardening with the pupils from the school council at Marshide Primary School. 

Anna Sawyer, Year 6 Class Teacher from Marshide Primary School, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed their morning of gardening at Brunlees Court and it was great to see homeowners Steph, Mary and Elizabeth 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 Brunlees 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 Marshide Primary School who displayed some excellent gardening skills during their visit to Brunlees 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 Steph, Mary and Elizabeth, is a fantastic example of the sense of community spirit here at Brunlees Court and we look forward to continuing to build on our relationship with Marshide Primary School” 

Steph Ball, homeowner at Brunlees Court, said: “It was my pleasure to help children from Marshide Primary School plant flowers in the grounds of Brunlees Court. I have always got so much pleasure from gardening and it is wonderful to be in the position of passing this on to others.” 

Brunlees Court comprises a stunning collection of 62 one and two bedroom apartments designed exclusively for the over 65s.  Prices currently start from £144,999 for a one bedroom apartment and from £224,999 for a two bedroom apartment. 

Facilities at Brunlees Court include a Homeowners’ Lounge, ideal for socialising with friends; beautifully landscaped gardens in which to relax; and a convenient guest suite, should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay. The development also features its very own restaurant which prepares freshly cooked meals, as well as domestic support and assistance packages to help homeowners manage their day-to day-lives. An Estates Manager takes care of the smooth-running of the development; while security entrance systems and 24 hour emergency call points provide added peace-of-mind for homeowners and their families. 

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

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