Green fingered retirees
inspire children in Southport
CHILDREN from Marshide Primary School in
Southport visited McCarthy and Stone's Brunlees Court Retirement Living Plus
development on Cambridge Road this week, to brush up on their gardening skills
with the help of some of the development's green fingered homeowners.
As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the UK's leading retirement
housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, has pledged its support for Royal Voluntary
Service. Inspired by the charity's annual 'GrandFest' event, which puts the
spotlight on the heritage skills older people have, McCarthy and Stone invited
homeowners from Brunlees Court, Southport, to lead a master class on gardening
with the pupils from the School Council, at Marshide Primary School.
Anna Sawyer, Year 6 Class Teacher from Marshide Primary School, said:-
"The children thoroughly enjoyed their morning of gardening at Brunlees Court
and it was great to see homeowners Steph, Mary and Elizabeth helping the
children plant the beautiful flowers in the gardens. We are grateful to McCarthy
and Stone for inviting us to the development, and we hope everyone at Brunlees
Court enjoys their lovely garden in the coming months."
Fiona Brooks, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone,
said:- "We would like to extend our thanks to the children from Marshide
Primary School who displayed some excellent gardening skills during their visit
to Brunlees Court. The day proved to be a fitting celebration of the older
generation and the skills they are able to pass on to young people. A tight knit
community and companionship are among the many benefits of living at a McCarthy
and Stone development. Local children planting flowers with the help of
homeowners Steph, Mary and Elizabeth, is a fantastic example of the sense of
community spirit here at Brunlees Court and we look forward to continuing to
build on our relationship with Marshide Primary School."
Steph Ball, homeowner at Brunlees Court, said:- "It was my pleasure to
help children from Marshide Primary School plant flowers in the ground of
Brunlees Court. I have always got so much pleasure from gardening and it is
wonderful to be in the position of passing this on to others."
Brunlees Court comprises a stunning collection of 62, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments
designed exclusively for the over 65's. Prices currently start from ₤144,999, for
a 1 bedroom apartment and from ₤224,999, for a 2 bedroom apartment.
Facilities at Brunlees Court include a Homeowners' Lounge, ideal for socialising
with friends; beautifully landscaped gardens in which to relax; and a convenient
guest suite, should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay. The
development also features its very own restaurant which prepares freshly cooked
meals, as well as domestic support and assistance packages to help homeowners
manage their day to day lives. An Estates Manager takes care of the
smooth running of the development; while security entrance systems and 24 hour
emergency call points provide added peace of mind for homeowners and their
To find out more about Brunlees Court, please go
call:- 0800 310 0385. For more general information about McCarthy and Stone,
including plans for its 40th Anniversary celebrations, please go to:-