Several ladies at Priory Manor have been busy knitting around 100 Innocent bottle tops in aid of Age UK – The Big Knit Campaign.
Owners enjoyed the dance troop from Hammond Academy of Performing Arts in our Great Hall. The troop put on a number of dances with many costume changes for the owners to be dazzled by. Along with a glass of wine and nibbles made by our very own Duty Manager Suzie and served by our Duty Manager Carl with the help of Ann and Anna our waitress for the evening, Owners were very impressed with the whole event.
The sale of another apartment is complete, leaving 2 new apartments and 5 re-sales. The new build, housing 6 apartments, is entering phase 3, with 4 apartments already reserved.
The Platinum Wedding Anniversary Celebrations held at the Court for Mr and Mrs Atkins was a lovely event and a fabulous cake was made by Claire our cook.
Our Christmas Party weekend was held on the 9th and 10th of December for Owners and their families, which was very well attended. Further Christmas Celebrations involved Carol Singers, a Christmas Past and Christmas Present event, and tea and mince pies held by the resident Church Group. Mr Graham’s Christmas raffle was very successful raising £520 for charity, being split between the Alzheimer’s Society and St Richard’s Hospice.
To get the Christmas festivities started the Social Committee arranged a Christmas Shopping Trip to the Hop Pocket, a visit to Webbs Garden Centre and a trip to the local Pantomime to see Aladdin. The Social Committee also organised for Worcester Ukulele Band to come and perform in the Restaurant on the 25th of January. It was very well attended and a fun night was had by all. The Committee plan to invite them back in a few months’ time.
Home Instead are holding a cheese and wine event with a quiz and great prizes are on offer during the evening of the 13th of February.
Brompton welcomed the Dorset Male Barbershop Chorus for the first time and what a hit they were! Owners enjoyed an array of songs old and new, slow and upbeat, from the group, while enjoying a glass of wine and delicious cheese board in our Great Hall. Suzie and Carl our Duty Managers were on hand to see to all the owners needs and ran the event while also singing along to the great music in style.
A Brompton favourite! Owners enjoyed our local Piper, whiskey, good food and entertainment in our Great Hall for Burn’s night 2018. Our owner Mr Duff organised an amazing evening along with the help of Suzie our Duty Manager. All the staff and owners dusted off their tartan outfits for the night. A big thank you to our chef John for his very tasty haggis and Suzie, Carl, Raf, Anna, Ann, Charlotte and Ashley for all their hard work running the event and serving up all the delicious food, wine and whiskey.
Cavendish Court's successful Christmas raffle raised a fantastic £895 for Help the Heroes.
Burns night, complete with Haggis stabbing, a piper and a wee dram raised £80 for the Winter Comfort Homeless charity. The Christmas Hand Bell Ringing concert, organised by the Social group also went down well.
Pre Christmas lunch, Christmas Day lunch and Boxing Day brunch were all well attended and thoroughly enjoyed, as was the New Years Eve Buffet and Race night.
All Owners and staff have cheerfully welcomed Elaine Davis as their new General Manager at Waterford Court.
On Thursday 11th January all the owners at the Bowling Green threw a surprise party to help their manager, Ian, celebrate his 65th birthday. The only problem is the birthday boy isn’t in the photo as he is behind the camera! Anyway, everyone had a lovely time enjoying the buffet and a glass or two of Cava.
Owners, family and friends enjoyed a 3-course meal and two short plays by owners and staff. Excerpts from Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion written and directed by Mr Harry Foster and Mr David Myland were relished by the audience. The evening was a great success. Thank you to the cast and stage hands David Myland, Harry Foster, Nikki Wilosn, June Lumb, Gordon Duff, Raf Frais-Robles, Ann Lodge, Doreen Foster, Allen Lodge, Enid Adams, Bernard Gardner, Brenda Hammond, Jordan Lomas, Graham Harrison. The Restaurant was decorated to complement the era along with Chef’s (John) menu. A big thank you to Suzie and Carl (Duty Managers) Tracy, Anna and Charlotte (waitress) for organising and handling the astonishing evening.
Eira celebrated in style at Brompton Court in our Great Hall with a fabulous buffet produced by our Duty Manager Suzie and her husband Nick. Owners, friends and staff enjoyed the amazing voice of Freddie Jenkins with his Rat Pack and Elvis songs. Eira would like to give a big thank you to Suzie, Nick, Carl and Sally for their help in planning and running the successful event.