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

The retirement housebuilder, which has just a few apartments remaining at its William Lodge development near the heart of Malmesbury, presented the cheque to Reverend Oliver Ross, Vicar of Malmesbury & Upper Avon, on Tuesday 20th July.

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.”

Over 60% of Churchill’s 26 brand new low maintenance one and two bedroom apartments at William Lodge have now been sold. The apartments at the Lodge on Gloucester Road have been designed to make life easier and more enjoyable for buyers in their retirement years and offer security, peace of mind and independent living, while being surrounded by a friendly new community. Those looking to enjoy a new low maintenance lifestyle in the heart of Malmesbury should enquire now to avoid missing out.

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