A SWINDON charity that supports people with stroke sent their clients to have a fun day thanks to a generous donation.
The McCarthy Stone Foundation donated £ 500 to Swindon Stroke Support, which helped fund a group tip at Cotswold Wildlife Park.
The money covered entrance fees, lunch, wheelchair accessible transportation, and mobility scooter rentals.
Established in 1981, Swindon Stroke Support is a fully volunteer-run, registered charity that provides a weekly social support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers, which includes a varied program of social activities, excursions day and vacation.
Treasurer Gerald Stephenson said, “The pandemic has meant we haven’t been able to manage our groups for almost 15 months, so we can’t wait to get everyone together again. We are so grateful for this generous donation from the McCarthy Stone Foundation, which helped the band members come together and enjoy a fun outing after we all had a very difficult year.
The McCarthy Stone Foundation is the registered independent charity of developer and manager of retirement communities McCarthy Stone, which will soon be opening its new Gilbert Place development on Lowry Way in Swindon.
Graeme Marsh of the McCarthy Stone Foundation said, “We want to support organizations that really have an impact on people’s lives. Swindon Stroke Support is an important pillar of the local community, and her team of volunteers continue to work tirelessly to support stroke survivors, their families and friends in and around the Swindon area. We wish Swindon Stroke Support every success for the future.