Southport Botanic Gardens Community
Association receives a helping hand from McCarthy and Stone
MCCARTHY and Stone, the house builder
behind the 'Brunlees Court Retirement Living Plus' development in Southport, has
presented Botanic Gardens Community Association with a ₤500 donation as part of
its ongoing commitment to make a positive contribution to the local area.
The Botanic Gardens Community Association was formed in December 2011 with the
aim of finding ways of helping with running costs and reviving the fortunes of
the popular Botanic Gardens in Churchtown, Southport. The association is formed
of over 70 volunteers who help with the physical work in the gardens and
organising fundraising events.
McCarthy and Stone's ₤500 donation will support the Botanic Gardens with its
ongoing commitment to the local area, which includes maintaining the gardens in
all year round and hosting events for the people of Southport.
David Cobham, Chairman at the Botanic Gardens Community Association, visited
McCarthy and Stone's Brunlees Court development. He was greeted by Sales
Executive Jane Sandiford who presented Mr Cobham with a cheque for ₤500. Mr
Cobham said:- "All of our volunteers work tirelessly to ensure the popular
Botanic Gardens are well maintained, and can continue to be enjoyed by the local
We are all thankful to McCarthy and Stone for its generous donation, which will
help the Botanic Gardens Community Association to conserve and enhance the
beautiful environment in which we live and work".
Fiona Brooks, Regional Sales and Marketing Director McCarthy and Stone North
West, added:- "As a company we appreciate that our responsibilities go
further than developing quality retirement properties; we also seek to create a
positive legacy and make a difference in the communities in which we build.
At our new Retirement Living Plus development in Southport, Brunlees Court, we
have beautiful gardens and several of our homeowners enjoy keeping active and
help out in the gardens; so it is an absolute pleasure to present this donation
to a very important community association. We wish the team every success with
its ongoing efforts to keep the Botanic Gardens as a thriving destination for
the people of Southport."