Locals in Thatcham Invited to Name New McCarthy and Stone Development

24 June 2019

Swindon - CGI - Southern

The UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, McCarthy and Stone, has announced construction is set to commence at its forthcoming Thatcham developments which will be situated on The Moors.

Ahead of the build programme getting under way, McCarthy and Stone is appealing to local people to enter its ‘What’s in a Name’ competition, and to suggest two names for the new developments.  One name is required for the Retirement Living apartments, which have been designed for people over 60, and a second name is required for the neighbouring Retirement Living Plus apartments, which are suitable for those over 70 who need access to a little extra support – either now or in the future. 

The winning entrants will be granted the opportunity to attend the official opening as well as receiving a cheque for £200 each. 

Ciara Hilley, Divisional Marketing Manager for McCarthy and Stone Southern, said: "We are inviting people from the local area to name our latest dual development in Thatcham. We are looking for two names which will be relevant to the local community; and these can be anything from suggestions honouring local landmarks or scenery, to names incorporating elements of the town’s rich history. Simply submit your ideas by Monday 8th July to be considered for the prize, and to put your stamp on a little bit of future history in the town.”

To be in with a chance of naming McCarthy and Stone's new developments and to win £200, all you have to do is email mccarthyandstone@mccann.com with your suggested development names and the reason behind them.  Please include ‘Thatcham’ in the subject header, and also include your name and contact details in the email. The competition is open to people of all ages from the local and surrounding areas and the deadline for entries is Monday 8th July.

McCarthy and Stone’s Retirement Living developments provide everything the over 60s could want for an enjoyable and independent retirement. 

The shared lounges are perfect for socialising with new neighbours, and homeowners can make the most of the landscaped gardens knowing all the maintenance is taken care of. They can also feel secure in the knowledge that the House Manager will be on hand to provide any help or support should they need it.

Retirement Living Plus developments provide all the same features and facilities, along with access to flexible domestic and personalised care packages –which can be tailored to provide varying levels of support.  Retirement Living Plus developments also benefit from a bistro restaurant serving freshly prepared meals daily.

Apartments at Thatcham will be available to buy off-plan from spring 2020 and prospective purchasers are urged to register their interest now to receive updates.

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 14 years’ running.  McCarthy and Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade, which is every year the awards have been run.

For more information about Retirement Living and Retirement Living Plus in Thatcham, please call 0800 310 0383 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk

Terms and Conditions apply

1. The competition is open to all UK residents, except employees of McCarthy and Stone, their immediate family or anyone directly connected with this competition.

2. McCarthy and Stone in its sole discretion will decide on the winning entries. The criteria will include (but not limited to) the originality and suitability of the naming suggestion in relation to the local community. The judge’s decision is final. We will notify the winners by email and telephone by Monday 22nd July.   

3. The names are subject to approval from Thatcham Town Council and so may be changed after the promotion has ended.

4. All names submitted must be the suggestion of the individual submitting them. The entrant grants the Promoter permission to use the name in an official capacity for its Thatcham developments, and for use on all marketing materials including, but not exclusive to local media, press adverts, billboards, posters, leaflets and the website. 

5. The closing date is 00:01 on Monday 8th July. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify inappropriate entries.

6. The entries will be judged by Friday 19th July. 

7. Entrants may only enter the competition once.

8. We will notify the winners by email and telephone. The Promoter’s announcement of the winning entrants is final and no correspondence will be entered into. If the winners cannot be contacted within one week the promoter reserves the right to choose an alternative winner.

9. Entries are to be emailed to mccarthyandstone@mccann.com by the closing date.

10. There are one prize of a cheque of £200. The prize is non-refundable and non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. 

11. All winners agree to take part in non-paid publicity following their naming suggestion being chosen (including photography if required), relating to the competition.

12. The entrant’s personal data shall only be used for the proper administration of the competition unless the entrant has expressly opted in to receiving future marketing communications from McCarthy & Stone via the entry form.

13. The Promoter reserves the right to control, amend, and terminate this promotion in the event of any unforeseen circumstances outside its reasonable control with no liability to entrants or third parties.

14. By taking part in this competition, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Promoter: McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyles Limited, Southern House, 1 Embankment Way, Ringwood, BH24 1EU.  Reference to “McCarthy & Stone” in the Terms and Conditions includes any and all companies within the McCarthy & Stone Group of Companies.