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Meet the Grandmakers - retirees sharing their skills with a younger generation

Jessie Dodd

5 July 2017

This month all over the country, retired men and women will be sharing their crafting and cooking skills as part of Grandfest, a two month long event that pairs up people over 70 with younger folk who want to pick their brains on everything from wood carving to weaving.

As part of retirement home builder McCarthy and Stone's 40th anniversary year, Grandfest will operate workshops and masterclasses on jam making, knitting, crochet and shortbread making and many more.

McCarthy and Stone said, “It is a privilege to welcome our talented GrandMakers to our developments for what promises to be a fun and inspiring set GrandMaker event. The older generation undoubtedly has a wealth of talent and knowledge and as part of our 40th year celebrations, we wanted to provide a forum for sharing these skills. The masterclass will provide the perfect opportunity for McCarthy and Stone homeowners and members of the local community to come along and pick-up a new craft, or to brush-up on their own abilities – whatever their age or level of expertise.”

With events all over the country, it's time to get learning.

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