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Renaissance Retirement pledge money for Wimborne charities is lesson in corporate community support

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A retirement developer, based in Ringwood, has made a long term pledge to support a number of charities in Wimborne.

Renaissance Retirement, which is building a private apartment development on Walford Bridge, has launched its commitment by handing over a cheque for £500 to the former Mayor of Wimborne, Councillor Sue Cook, at the Priest’s House Museum.

The money will be divided between the museum’s Revival Project and support of the Dorset Youth Marching Band.

“We are delighted to start our charitable support with local charities and I was particularly impressed by the work of the Revival Project in the museum,” said Chris Wotton, marketing director at Renaissance Retirement.

“Our plans are to support a number of charities in Wimborne over the next three years including ‘Step Outside ‘allotment project, which is an initiative of the Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community.

“We will also be supporting Walford Mill going forward who were very supportive when we were going through our planning application.”

Councillor Cook said: “Our thanks to Renaissance Retirement for its commitment to Wimborne charities and for looking to become part of the very fabric of our community.”

Renaissance Retirement is now developing the former Tice & Sons’ Vauxhall car garage on Walford Bridge after being given the green light by planners to turn it into private apartments for the over-65s.

It is anticipated that the development will take around 12 months to build.

Renaissance’s heritage dates back to the first sheltered retirement apartments at HRH Prince of Wales’ flagship Poundbury development in Dorchester. The company is currently selling a development in Wareham and Christchurch.

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