Local housebuilder donates Blenheim Palace invites to National Star

Luxury housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel have donated their tickets for the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials to National Star – a national charity which supports young people with complex disabilities and learning difficulties.

Based in Ullenwood near Cheltenham, National Star supports young people with disabilities to enable them to achieve their goals. The charity provides education programmes across England and Wales as well as long-term accommodation and a wide range of work support.

Mactaggart & Mickel are sponsoring the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials. Firmly established in the eventing calendar, the trials have been running since 1990, attracting the world’s best riders and the thousands of spectators who visit each year.

The fourth-generation, family-owned business is developing high-quality, luxury homes in Oxfordshire and has this year launched two stunning showhomes at St Jude’s Meadow – their first English site in the beautiful Cotswold village of Milton-under-Wychwood.

Construction is also beginning on another site near Wantage, with development planned at two further sites in the Cotswolds.

Joanne Casey, Managing Director for Mactaggart & Mickel’s Homes England division, said:

‘We are thrilled to be sponsoring the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials and to be sharing the experience with the inspirational staff at National Star.

‘We are building our first English homes in this area at St Jude’s Meadow in Milton-under-Wychwood so it is important to us that we support this great local event whilst at the same time recognising the work of organisations that are making a difference in the community.

‘What National Star does in supporting young people is incredible. We’re really looking forward to them joining us at the horse trials/hearing all about their day.’

David Ellis, Chief Executive of National Star, said:

‘Without the generous support of companies such as Mactaggart & Mickel, National Star could not do what we do. While we support hundreds of young people every year there are still so many more who need our services. There is a great deal to do and we need this sort of support to make that happen.’

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