08 Feb 2017
A cheque for £500 was presented to Contact the Elderly, Surrey, by Anchor’s Austin Place independent living retirement development in Weybridge this week.
Austin Place was recently shortlisted for a Pinders Healthcare Design Award and donated the prize money to its chosen local charity.
Contact the Elderly were joined by the Austin Place team and the judges from the Pinders Healthcare Awards, for a cheque presentation ceremony and a tour of the new development.
Austin Place was shortlisted in the best new independent retirement living development category as part of the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2017.
The Pinders Healthcare Design Awards judges visited the Anchor development on Oatlands Drive to further assess the high-quality facilities, including a roof terrace, relaxing sun lounge, a café and delicatessen, treatment and bath spa room and assisted spa.
Cheryl Crooks, Estate Services Manager at Anchor’s Austin Place, said: “We’re over the moon to be a finalist in such a highly regarded national award and are thrilled to be donating £500 to our local Contact the Elderly team, a great charity helping many older people.”
Gemma MacNulty, Contact the Elderly, said, “It’s a wonderful surprise to receive this very kind donation from Anchor’s Austin Place. We continue to work hard in Surrey to reach some of the most isolated older people living alone, in the community and take them out for Sunday afternoon tea. Donations such as this go a long way to supporting our work and we are very grateful”.
At Austin Place you’ll find a highly qualified and experienced support team on-hand to help anyone that needs a little extra assistance to maintain an independent lifestyle. The development is part of Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people.