Scarborough retirees get packing and wrapping 100 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child

28 November 2017

Homeowners and staff at McCarthy and Stone’s Alder View Court Retirement Living development on Newby Farm Road, have been working tirelessly to pack over 100 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. 

The initiative which is run by Samaritans Purse, aims to bring Christmas cheer to needy children around the world. The project encourages people to fill a shoe box with a range of gifts which will then be sent to children who live in countries outside of the UK which have been affected by war, poverty or natural disaster. In most cases this will be the first Christmas present the child has ever received. 

Camilla Tite, Sales Executive at Alder View Court, has been instrumental in getting everyone at Alder View Court involved in putting together the 100 shoe boxes, and filling them full of gifts for children who otherwise would not receive anything. The gifts included things like essentials from scarfs and hats to colouring pencils and toys in the hope that it will put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas. 

Camilla Tite commented: “We are overjoyed that we have been able to fill so many shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child and are thrilled that our efforts at Alder View Court will go on to spread Christmas joy to impoverished children around the world. We are thankful for the generous donations on our Just Giving page and from McCarthy and Stone. Without their support none of this would have been possible. I must also say a big thanks to all our lovely homeowners who gave up their time and donated gifts to make this all happen.”

Liz Green, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone North East commented, “We are proud to have such a dedicated team here at Alder View Court who have organised this charitable event and which our homeowners have thoroughly enjoyed being part of. McCarthy and Stone are thrilled to support such a worthwhile cause.” 

Exclusively aimed at people aged 60 and over, Alder View Court features a stylish collection of 42 one and two bedroom apartments, currently priced from £180,000 and £224,999 respectively.

Facilities at Alder View Court include a stunning homeowners’ lounge, ideal for socialising with friends, landscaped gardens fully maintained by a team of expert professionals, plus a convenient guest suite should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay. A dedicated House Manager takes care of the day-to-day running of the development; and a security entrance system and 24 hour emergency call points provide homeowners and their families with additional peace of mind. 

For more information on Alder View Court, which now has just seven apartments remaining, call 0800 201 4739 or click here for more information.

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