Later Life with McCarthy & Stone is just Pure Magic for one Caversham Homeowner

27 December 2013

After years of moving around the UK entertaining with the art of magic, professional magician Mr Keith Churcher has finally decided to settle down with his wife Dorothy at McCarthy & Stone’s delightful new Caversham development, Crayshaw Court.

Having decided to make the move from their former home of forty nine years in Caversham due to the maintenance of both it and the garden became too demanding, they searched for somewhere that was easier to run, convenient for their family and would enable them to have a more relaxed life in their later years

Crayshaw Court offered just that and much more, as moving to this development has enabled Keith, 81, to continue his magical entertaining and busy social life.

He comments: “I have been in the magic fraternity since I was nine years old when I performed for the first time to children of a similar age during World War II. My Grandfather taught me a few basic tricks and I have continued to entertain with magic for more than 72 years.

“I have achieved so much over the years, I have won awards for my magic skills and proud to have been made Gold Star Member of The Inner Magic Circle and made a life member of Reading’s Local Home Counties Magical Society. Our friends at Crayshaw Court have already enjoyed an afternoon of magical entertainment when two entertainers came along to help. 

“Moving to the development was one of the best decisions we have made. Our new apartment is very modern, well equipped with a beautiful view – it’s perfect for me and my wife. There is no garden to maintain and we are located in the ideal area where everything you need is only a short walk away.

“Another great factor about moving to Crayshaw Court is all the new friends we have made. There are a mixture people from all around the UK and it is so nice to get to know new people. Already there is a friendly community and everyone seems to be fitting in well. We have had lunch outings and intend to keep these going. It is such a great place; socialising has become an additional hobby of mine, though obviously magic will always come first.”

McCarthy & Stone’s Crayshaw Court development consists of 54 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments exclusively for the over 60s. Prices start from £237,950.

Retirement Living developments offer the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an apartment specifically designed for later life. Facilities include a homeowners’ lounge, guest suite, laundry room and a lift. A dedicated house manager ensures the smooth running of the development and a security entrance system plus 24-hour emergency call points provide peace of mind for both residents and their families. All properties are low maintenance and energy efficient.

In addition to offering age exclusive homes for sale, the retirement developer also provides a range of financial services, including a pension annuity service, equity release, legal services and guaranteed funeral plans.

Anyone wanting to find out more about Retirement Living in Caversham is invited to visit the show complex, open daily from 10.30am until 5.00pm, or contact McCarthy & Stone on 0800 201 4743.


For further press information:

Eve Parkin
Haslimann Taylor PR
0121 265 7070 / 07825 382 343

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Keith Churcher “Very pleased to see "The finished article" on your Website, and even more the picture and write-up in our local paper (Reading Chronicle) last week. I would be interested to hear by E mail from any other Magicians or Enthusiasts who are also resident in a McCarthy & Stone development. Thanks to all concerned in producing this item. Keith PS. We had another enjoyable afternoon of magic on New Year's Day when family and residents joined us in the Residents Lounge.”