McCarthy & Stone hits the right note with Wroughton silver band

02 October 2017

Community brass band, Wroughton Silver Band, has received a £500 donation from the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, who are currently building a Retirement Living development on Moormead Road in Wroughton

The money will help towards the costs associated with the much-loved Wroughton band, including providing instruments and uniforms to new and existing members, and the maintenance and running costs of the practice venue. 

From available records, the band was first established in 1890 and currently has over 25 members, ranging in age from 15 to 94, with new members always welcome. Wroughton Silver Band is well known within the community, playing a wide variety of engagements in the local area, including fetes, band stand concerts, Remembrance Day services and Christmas engagements. They also support many local charities including the Prospect Hospice. 

Musical Director, Neil Webb comments: “Wroughton Silver Band is extremely grateful to McCarthy and Stone for this donation.  We are a totally voluntary organisation and so rely on the support of local businesses and organisations for the band’s survival. We are always looking to welcome new members who have a passion for music, and this money will be a great help with the provision and maintenance of instruments, uniforms and keeping our music library current.” 

Kim Caldwell, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone Southern, added: “As a company, we appreciate that our responsibility is not only to build quality, purpose-built retirement properties, but also to create a positive legacy in the communities in which we build. Wroughton Silver Band is extremely well-known within the local community and has a strong link with Wroughton Methodist Church, and we are delighted to show our support to the organisation. We hope that many of our future homeowners will be inspired by their musical talents and want to be a part of this fantastic group of people. Enjoying music together is a wonderful thing.” 

Construction at McCarthy and Stone’s planned Retirement Living development, at the site of the former Ivy Hotel, on Moormead Road is now well underway.

Aimed exclusively at those aged 60 and over, the new development will comprise of 38 one and two bedroom luxury apartments, and will feature a homeowner’s lounge - ideal for meeting up with friends and neighbours, beautifully landscaped gardens; and a fantastic guest suite for when friends or family come and stay. 

For more information about McCarthy and Stone’s Wroughton development please contact McCarthy and Stone on 0800 201 4739, or click here for more information. 

For more information about Wroughton Silver Band and their performances, please visit their website

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