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Established over 100 years ago, St Mary’s Bowls Club attracts members from all generations, and competes in several leagues, including the Norfolk County, Broadland, NANSA and afternoon leagues. It also enjoys an active social community and is always welcoming of new members.

The donation from McCarthy Stone will help to maintain the playing green and grounds, to ensure a professional bowling green experience for players, as well as assist with repairing or purchasing equipment when required.

Gerard Kirwan, Secretary at St Mary’s Bowls Club, said: “We are thrilled to receive such a kind donation from McCarthy Stone. With a long-standing local history, we value our place within the Stalham community, and support from local businesses plays an important role in keeping our club running. 

“We are so pleased we are able to make these vital improvements to the bowling green with the funding, and we look forward to welcoming back all our members with an enhanced experience. We encourage anyone who is interested in joining us, to get in contact through our website and come along to see if they enjoy a new sport.”

Cheryl Bissett, Divisional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy Stone said: “Here at McCarthy Stone, we appreciate our responsibilities go further than building high-quality retirement apartments - we also seek to create a positive legacy in the communities in which we build. 

“St Mary’s Bowl Club recognises the importance of bringing local people together to enjoy sporting and social activities, which is more important now than ever before after such a challenging 16 months. It was an absolute pleasure to present the donation to the Bowls Club, and all of us here at McCarthy Stone wish the club every success with its ongoing commitment to promote and foster the game of bowls.”

If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Bowls Club contact details can be found on the gate in Bank Street.

Once complete, Homestead Place will be exclusively available to the over-60s offering a choice of one and two bedroom apartments as well as a range of shared facilities such as a homeowners’ lounge for socialising, landscaped gardens and a hotel-style guest suite.

Prices at Homestead Place currently start from £160,950 for a one-bedroom apartment and from £219,950 for a two-bedroom apartment.

Known as the gateway to the Norfolk broads, Stalham is a dream retirement destination for lovers of the great outdoors and has all the amenities homeowners need on their doorstep. Whether they wish to spend their days strolling the Broads or enjoying the refreshing sea breeze on Sea Palling Beach, there is plenty to discover.

More than nine out of 10 customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 16 years’ running. McCarthy Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 16 consecutive years, which is every year the awards have been run. 

McCarthy Stone also received the Housebuilder Special Recognition Award 2020 for working hard to protect its customers – Covid-19 infection rates among homeowners are significantly below the national rate of infection across all age groups – and for innovation in the retirement sector.