Learn a range of heritage skills from the experts

Retirement housebuilder McCarthy and Stone is inviting people across the country to celebrate the heritage skills of older people throughout its developments across a number of regions in June and July.

The event comes alongside McCarthy and Stone’s 40th year celebrations. In January, at the start of its anniversary year, McCarthy and Stone pledged its support for Royal Voluntary Service and the charity’s annual GrandFest event.

All are welcome to join staff and homeowners at selected McCarthy & Stone developments for GrandFest, a very special event which will put the spotlight on accomplished older craftspeople – or ‘GrandMakers’.

Attendees will have the opportunity to pick up a new hobby or interest, or to perfect their own skills, when GrandMakers – those selected for their involvement in a particular craft – lead workshops in a variety of different skills.

A McCarthy and Stone spokesman said: “It is a privilege to welcome our talented GrandMakers to our developments for what promises to be a fun and inspiring set GrandMaker event. The older generation undoubtedly has a wealth of talent and knowledge; and, as part of our 40th year celebrations, we wanted to provide a forum for sharing these skills. The masterclass will provide the perfect opportunity for McCarthy and Stone homeowners and members of the local community to come along and pick-up a new craft, or to brush-up on their own abilities – whatever their age or level of expertise.”

To find out more information about the events or more general information about McCarthy and Stone, including plans for its 40th anniversary celebrations, please go to https://www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/life-and-living/explore/lifestyle/grandfest/#grandmakers