McCarthy & Stone help the twinkling two fly high!

25 October 2013

McCarthy & Stone help the twinkling two fly high

McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer of retirement apartments, has sponsored two local residents from Solihull to help them achieve their dreams of learning to fly.

Althea Gaye, 91 and Ray Fullard were given the opportunity to take a flying lesson and helped raise money for Age UK Solihull in the process. Businesses in the local area helped to support including Wellesbourne School of Flying who donated their time, plane and fuel to give Althea her first ever experience of being behind the cockpit on a plane.

Emily Cooper, Fundraising Manager at Age UK Solihull, comments: “It was a joy to work with Althea and Ray, and we hope her brave feat will inspire other older people to follow their dreams, no matter what age they are. Thanks to the generous support of McCarthy & Stone we managed to raise over £2000 for our local charity, Age UK Solihull. The money raised will enable us to continue to support local older people who need us most.”

Gill Sabin, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy & Stone, added: “We’re delighted we were able to help Althea and Ray’s dreams become a reality. Everything we do is built around a belief that later life can be rich, rewarding and fulfilling, and we are always keen to support the local communities in which we build in.”

McCarthy & Stone currently only has two one bedroom Later Living apartments remaining at Salmon Court on Stratford Road, Wellesbourne. The properties exclusively for the over 60s start from £199,950.

Its Later Living developments offer the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an apartment specifically designed for later life. Facilities include a shared lounge, guest suite, 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 purchasers and their families. All properties are low maintenance and energy efficient.

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

To find out more about Later Living in Wellesbourne is invited to visit the show complex or contact McCarthy & Stone on 0800 201 4741 Alternatively, please visit for further details.




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