Housing developer McCarthy and Stone made a generous £500 donation to Amersham Museum's 'Age Friendly Project'.

The funds will be used to extend the Age Friendly programme to provide activities for isolated older people who cannot visit the museum – in their own homes and care settings.

Jane Barnes, Age Friendly Co-ordinator at Amersham Museum, said: “Buckinghamshire has a higher than average population of over 65s, and isolation and loneliness are greatly exacerbated by age and ill health.

Receiving this donation from McCarthy and Stone gives us a real boost and helps us to continue to make a difference to the lives of older people in and around Amersham.”

Johnathan Stirland from McCarthy and Stone said: ““We were delighted to present this donation to Amersham Museum’s Age Friendly Project. We understand how vital it is to support older members of the community."