Swindon charity receives festive boost from McCarthy Stone Foundation

By Jessica Durston - 15 December 2021

  • Members of the Dressability team

    Members of the Dressability team

Swindon charity Dressability have received a donation from the McCarthy Stone Foundation to help support the clothing needs of individuals with disabilities and those with limited dexterity.

In a bid to make Christmas a little brighter this year, The McCarthy Stone Foundation has given Dressability a £250 donation, which will help them continue providing a personal, tailored, and bespoke service developing practical solutions to everyday problems.

This includes adapting older people’s clothing to ensure they maintain their independence and enjoy a sense of wellbeing based on their own personal choice.

Sharon Tombs, Company Secretary at Dressability, said: “Here at Dressability, we want make a positive difference to the lives of those living with disabilities, and we are committed to ensuring they can still maintain their individuality.

"We’re delighted to receive the grant from the McCarthy Stone Foundation as it will go a long way in helping those who need it, so we’d like to say a huge thank you to the team for their support. We look forward to working in partnership together for many years to come.”

The McCarthy Stone Foundation is the independent, registered charity of the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, McCarthy Stone, which has the Gilbert Place development in Swindon.

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: “Dressability is a unique charity whose work closely aligns with our own values of independence and wellbeing for older people.

"We are pleased to be able to make a contribution to its ongoing work to support people through adapting their clothing and providing practical solutions, which is something we all tend to take for granted.”

Those interested in finding out more about the McCarthy Stone Foundation are invited to visit https://mccarthyandstonefoundation.org.

More information about Dressability can be found at https://www.dressability.org.uk/

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