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Added on: 20th March, 2018 by Heather_35243


Gloria Hunniford

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Tue, 20 March 2018

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Time is running out for older people in Bedfordshire to share their achievements and life stories as part of retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone’s, search for the Inspirational Generation.

Launched to put the spotlight on the achievements of the nation’s baby boomers, and to celebrate the many ways older people inspire the younger generation, the competition is open to all those over the age of 60 with a story to tell. With the deadline of Sunday 1 April fast approaching, McCarthy and Stone is now urging people in Bedfordshire to submit an entry – either on behalf of themselves or a loved one – before it is too late.

Entries can be completed online at, or posted using the entry form on the website to: Inspirational Generation, c/o McCann PR, Highlands Road, Shirley Solihull, B90 4WE.

The national winner will receive a cheque for £2,000, while nine regional winners will each receive £200 to be donated to a charity of their choice and a £50 hamper. Terms and conditions can be found on the McCarthy and Stone website.

Stephen Rolt, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone North London, said: “We want to shout about the amazing feats retirees have achieved in their lifetime and shine a light on the wonderfully colourful lives of today’s older people. We know that many over 60s have fantastic stories to tell, so over the next few weeks we are calling on all those in Bedfordshire to talk to their parents and grandparents, find out what they have done in their lives and tell us all about it – so we can give them the credit they deserve.”

TV and radio personality, Gloria Hunniford, who along with her husband, have ten grandchildren between them, is lending her support to McCarthy & Stone’s Inspirational Generation campaign and will be judging the shortlisted entries.

Gloria Hunniford said: “I absolutely love being a grandparent, and I am incredibly lucky to have a family who are forever asking lots of questions – both about my past and the things I’m up to now. I love watching their reactions when I tell them stories going back to my youth. It really is lovely to take them with me down memory lane from time to time.”

“I would urge people of all generations to get talking. Next time you see your grandparents, ask them about their past and what they got up in their younger days. I’m pretty sure they will have a fascinating and inspiring story to tell, and they will be thrilled to be able to share it with you. And, I’m sure you’ll be equally thrilled to nominate them for an inspirational award!”

For information about your nearest McCarthy and Stone development in Bedfordshire, please call 0800 201 4811 or go to

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