Malmesbury Abbey has received a donation from Churchill Retirement Living to support its work with the local community.

The retirement housebuilder, whose William Lodge development is in Malmesbury, presented the cheque to Reverend Oliver Ross, Vicar of Malmesbury & Upper Avon, on Tuesday, July 20.

The donation was part of the company’s commitment to support the local communities in which it builds. Churchill’s marketing executive Jo Ridehalgh took part in a presentation at the Abbey, before welcoming Reverend Ross to William Lodge to meet some of the new apartment owners.

Reverend Ross said: “After what has been a difficult year for many, we are extremely grateful to Churchill Retirement Living for this kind donation towards our work in the community. The money will be put towards supporting the community life and the older members of the parish through the Malmesbury Abbey.”

Churchill’s Jo Ridehalgh added: “At Churchill, we recognise how important it is for us to play an active role in our local communities, so it was fantastic to meet Reverend Ross and contribute towards the important work he and the Abbey do in looking after older members of the parish.”

More than 60 per cent of Churchill’s apartments at William Lodge have now been sold. The Gloucester Road apartments have been designed to make life easier for buyers in their retirement years and offer security, peace of mind and independent living, while being surrounded by a friendly new community. 

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