RESIDENTS at Monument Place and Castle Gate retirement developments in Salisbury have shown their thanks to local key workers who have been working hard to keep everyone safe and connected during the pandemic.

The McCarthy Stone team made a special Easter delivery to key workers in the area and delivered a number of Easter eggs on behalf of all the homeowners at Monument Place and Castle Gate, with handwritten cards containing personal messages to the local medical centres in Salisbury.

Alan Timpson moved to the Monument Place Retirement Living Plus development in January 2021 and is particularly thankful to the key workers in the Salisbury community.

He said: “The community here is fantastic, and I’m really grateful to the local key workers, particularly my podiatrist. Since moving to Monument Place, I have received special care from the clinic I attend, and the service has just been brilliant. They are so helpful, and the clinic is also highly accessible, which has made everything so much easier for me.

“I’m also really appreciative of the local key workers for working so hard to roll-out the Covid-19 vaccination. I had mine in January, and it’s definitely put me more at ease. I’m looking forward to getting out and about and exploring the area now that restrictions are beginning to ease – particularly now that the warmer weather is on the horizon.”

Nicki Beswarick, the divisional marketing manager for McCarthy Stone Southern, added: “The key workers in Salisbury have gone above and beyond, and continue to do so, to ensure the local community receive their vaccinations. With nearly three quarters of over-65s now feeling optimistic about the future , the vaccine has certainly brought hope and comfort to our homeowners and their families.

“It’s really important that we find ways to connect with our community, despite the challenges we are all currently facing, so we thought it was only right to thank our local key workers with a special delivery to try and spread some happiness this Easter.”

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