Gresham Court has been vibrant with activity this autumn with lots of social events for residents and some new additions to the garden. The warm weather has seen our summer flowers continue to bloom zealously into October, making the grounds look lovely and inviting. We will be planting tulips, crocuses and grape hyacinths once the space becomes available!
Our residents enjoyed another successful Cheese and Wine evening at the Court, with the stilton and cranberry variety a particular hit. We also enjoyed another film night together with residents held in suspense watching the film production of An Inspector Calls.
An evening of Music was provided by Mr Martin, our resident melophile, who took participants on a journey through the decades of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. We also enjoyed another music event, with pianist Ian Stuart performing some of the classic songs of the last century at the court, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. We will be happy to see Ian return to the court in the future.
Brompton Court welcomed Jane Sykes and her troop on 4th October for an entertaining mix of songs from the shows, from the sublime to the silly including singalong. Owners were welcomed with a fruit punch and popcorn, and an ice cream at the shows interval. Thank you to Ben and Ann for their help on the evening and to Jane and her team for an amazing performance.
For Macmillan coffee morning we raised a great total of £675.67 at Eastbank Court.
Browning Court has been unwinding from the Summer and getting ready for Autumn, but not without our last Summer Barbecue which was enjoyed by all. There was also an impromptu Raffle and we served Homemade Steak burgers and Fresh Onions, with a Tropical Juice.
As the weather is changing we are hosting a number of activities including Coffee Morning's in conjunction with bringing a range of fashions. We are now also serving Hot Chocolate in the Bistro along with Scrambled egg and Bacon!
Deercote Court raised a brilliant £240.00 for Macmillan at their coffee morning!
Brompton were once again proud to host a Macmillan fundraising event for people facing cancer. Our owner Lena Hack, with help from friends & Suzie our Duty Manager, again organized this year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning held on Friday 28th September in the Great Hall. We had so much to enjoy, a raffle with some super prizes, guess the name of the teddy bear, how many sweets in the jar, guess the weight of the fruit cake, a large bric-a-brac table of goodies and a stall selling cards and stationary. Plus of course lots of homemade cake and jams donated by owners, guests, staff and volunteers. The event was a massive success raising over £1,500.00 for the charity. A big thank you to Lena, Suzie and all the volunteers on the day; we could not have done it without you.
Another fabulous night of food and fun had by all throughout our Italian Evening at Deercote Court. The delicious four course meal was freshly prepared in our kitchen by our Italian staff.
We enjoyed some great entertainment with singer Gary Benjafield . He tours the country with his band and is playing at the Harlow Playhouse this October. He specializes in Neil Diamond but does covers for many others as well. Lots of dancing, singing and laughter. A wonderful event!
Great House Court owners were invited to a sale in the managers cottage in support of The Humane Society and Four Paws. The owners from Sackville Court also visited, it was a lovely morning and everyone went home with a bargain. Sackville College has invited Great House Court to their fund raising coffee morning on Friday.
In September, Lily Lawrence entertained us by ‘Dancing Through the Decades’. As a professional ballet and modern dance performer she was able to show various dances. She even got a couple of our owners dancing. A wonderful event truly enjoyed by all.
Next week we have Rita B entertaining us, preceded by a buffet at the start of the evening. Looking further forward we will be having a Bangers and Mash event early November and then starting the run up to Christmas. Where does the year go?
The sale of apartments is going extremely well with eight completing to date and a further two ‘under offer’. All the new owners have settled in well, with many attending the regular monthly events hosted by Alston Court.