Cullompton charity receives festive boost from Mccarthy stone foundation

The McCarthy Stone Foundation has provided a welcome boost ahead of the Christmas period for local Cullompton organisation, the Community Life Hub Group, to help support those in the area who are feeling isolated or lonely.

In a bid to make Christmas a little brighter this year, the McCarthy Stone Foundation has given the Community Life Hub Group a £250 donation, which will help aid the charity’s cause of enhancing the health and wellbeing of people living in the Cullompton area. The organisation focuses on activities that build confidence, reduce isolation, and develop new skills, as well as also aiming to make people feel more involved in the local community.

Ann McClements, Treasurer at the Community Life Hub Group, said: “Christmas can often be an isolated time, so it’s vital we help our members feel connected in any way we can. Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, it is now more important than ever to offer our support and ensure their Christmas time is a little bit more enjoyable. We’re delighted to receive the grant from McCarthy Stone Foundation as it will go a long way in helping those who often struggle over the festive period, and we’d like to say a huge thank you to the team for their support.”

The McCarthy Stone Foundation is the independent, registered charity of the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, McCarthy Stone, which has a development coming soon to Cullompton, Foxglove Place on Willand Road. It aims to build long-term partnerships with charities and organisations who support the wellbeing of older people, the educational needs of young people and the urban regeneration of communities by providing much-needed financial grants, volunteers, and other resources.

Graeme Marsh, Foundation Manager at the McCarthy Stone Foundation, said: “We really wanted to show our support to the community of Cullompton, particularly those who are feeling lonely or isolated. Christmas is a time of year that should be enjoyed by everyone, no matter what their circumstances are. The Community Life Hub Group is such a wonderful charity, and the dedicated team of volunteers work so hard to offer their support, week after week. We are thrilled that our donation will help make a difference as they continue their brilliant work.”