McCarthy & Stone pledges its support for Michael Sobell hospice

29 September 2017

McCarthy and Stone, the leading retirement housebuilder behind Heritage Place in Ickenham has shown its support for homeowner, Margaret Chetty, and House Manager, Gill Peter, who recently got on their bikes to complete a gruelling charity cycle ride in aid of Michael Sobell Hospice. 

Margaret, aged 74, is a homeowner at McCarthy and Stone’s Lancaster House Retirement Living development on High Road – which, along with the neighbouring Lysander Place Retirement Living Plus development, forms part of Heritage Place. Gill is House Manager at Lancaster House, and both Margaret and Gill share a keen interest in cycling as long-time members of The Uxbridge Loiterers cycling group. 

On the site of Mount Vernon Hospital, Michael Sobell Hospice provides care, comfort and support for local people facing life limiting illnesses. This year the charity celebrates its 40th year anniversary; and, after the hospice cared for a dear friend of Margaret and Gill, they wanted to show their support by taking part in a 40 mile bike ride with fellow cycling enthusiasts from The Uxbridge Loiterers.  

When representatives from McCarthy and Stone’s North London region heard about Margaret and Gill’s plans, they gave the fundraisers a boost with a financial donation. 

Margaret said: “The hospice is a charity very close to our hearts, and Gill and I are very grateful to McCarthy and Stone, along with the staff and homeowners at Heritage Place, for supporting us with a £330 donation in our venture to raise money for such a great cause. Gill and I have been members of The Uxbridge Loiterers for 16 years, and it was great to take part in a 40 mile bike ride in celebration of the hospice’s 40th anniversary raising £1,696 together in total.” 

A representative at Michael Sobell Hospice, said: “We are delighted to receive this donation and gesture of support from The Uxbridge Loiterers. We are an independent charity and donations of this kind are extremely important to us – they help make a difference to so many lives. It is so lovely to see McCarthy and Stone supporting its homeowners and staff in their fundraising efforts, and we look forward to continuing to build our relationship with Heritage Place as its community continues to grow.” 

Stephen Rolt, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone North London, added: “As a company we appreciate that our responsibilities go further than building quality retirement apartments, and we seek to create a positive legacy in the communities in which we build and develop strong relationships with staff and homeowners at our developments. 

“When we were informed that Mrs Chetty and Gill were cycling for such a great cause, we were delighted to provide a donation to contribute towards their fundraising efforts. The staff at Michael Sobell Hospice play a positive role in the lives of many across the region and we wish them every success with their ongoing support in the community.” 

Ideally situated on High Road in Ickenham, Heritage Place is a dual purpose development that comprises 55 spacious one and two bedroom Retirement Living Plus apartments within its Lysander House development for those aged 70 and over. And there are a further 25 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments within Lancaster House, which are exclusively for the over 60s. 

Retirement Living offers the independence of retaining home ownership, while living in a secure, low maintenance and energy-efficient apartment. All apartments within Lancaster House include stunning interior features such as a walk-in wardrobe, with selected apartments featuring a balcony or patio.

Retirement Living Plus apartments are exclusively designed for the over 70s to help keep their independence, whilst having the reassurance of a management team on site 24 hours a day. Excellent facilities include an on-site table service restaurant, and wellbeing suite, where homeowners can book a hair appointment or mini spa treatment. A qualified team also provides flexible personal care and support packages, tailored around the needs of residents.

Prices at Heritage Place currently start from 399,950 for a one bedroom apartment and £574,950 for a two bedroom apartment. 

The show complex at Heritage Place is open seven days a week from 10.30am to 5pm.  To book a tour, or for more information about McCarthy and Stone in Ickenham, please call 0800 201 4743 or click here.

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