The social committee at Brackenbury Manor organised for the owners to collect food items, toiletries and knit hats for Jimmy’s Night Shelter. Jimmy’s came to give a talk about the work they do and collect the items donated.
Our generous owners at both Holmesdale Manor and Great House Court combined forces to raise £245.70 for the MacMillan Biggest Coffee Morning. Well done to all who participated!
On 4th November, Eastbank Court ran a ‘Movember’ Event which was held to support National Men’s Awareness Month.
Instead of the usual charge for afternoon tea and cake, Owners were invited to make a donation and the proceeds were given towards the Charity for Prostate Cancer. They were also invited to wear a ‘stick on’ moustache, which you will see by the photo’s some did!
Staff were also allowed to come into work in clothes of their choice and wear a ‘stick on’ moustache in return for donating at least £1 towards this Charity.
A grand total of £117.65p was raised towards this worthy cause.
A craft fair was held in the owners' lounge at Brackenbury Manor which was well attended with both owners and visitors buying Christmas gifts.
A Christmas card sale also took place on Thursday's coffee morning in aid of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity which was enjoyed by all.
Owners and staff enjoyed a fantastic Halloween fancy dress party at The Bridges with a themed evening buffet and drinks. Owners were on their feet dancing the night away to music from local singer and entertainer Alana. Prizes were given for the best dressed. As the saying goes… If you’ve got it, haunt it!
There is lots to look forward to in the weeks ahead including Remembrance Sunday’s special lunch with a film evening, a celebrity wine tasting afternoon and a Christmas party.
On the evening of 31st October, Eastbank Court held another very successful Fine Dining Evening. This was an extremely popular event which was enjoyed by all that attended.
Again, it was a lovely social occasion and a good opportunity to have a delicious selection of ‘Fine Dining’ food, all of which was expertly cooked by Nicki Hardy, Court Manager, Nicki McGonigle, Duty Manager and Olga Cramm, Cook. As you can see from the photographs, the food looked and tasted delicious!
Brompton Court enjoyed a great fish supper and play night with the local amdram coming along to perform a short play called ‘Husbands Supplied’ featuring one of our own staff members, Anne. Fifty fish & chip takeaways were ordered from our local award winning fish & chip shop Chez Fred. The plot was about multiple women fighting over one man… in reality, everyone was fighting over the mushy peas! All in all, it was a full house and full stomachs as everyone tucked into their meals before the comedy capers began… who did order the mushy peas?
Montrose Court has enjoyed a busy few months with lots of social events for owners and visitors. Dame Lorna Muirhead gave a fascinating talk on her experiences as Lord Lieutenant of Liverpool in August. Owners hosted a coffee and crafts morning in October in aid of St John’s Hospice raising a fantastic £520 for the charity. The social calendar is building towards Christmas with festive lunches planned, a day trip out to the Chester Christmas market, film nights and parties. It’s no wonder Montrose Court has a long list of people interested in living here. A wonderfully social place to enjoy retirement.
September 27, 2019 saw the Great Hall of Brompton Court transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour and a phantasmagoria of bustling activity by the energetic staff and an army of enthusiastic volunteers alike as Brompton Court came together to celebrate the world's biggest coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.
In line with previous years efforts, staff and volunteers made it the most successful one ever with over £1,700 being raised.
Judy’s Jams, Guess-the-weight-of-the-cake, Name that bear, and an opportunity to win a bottle of whiskey all contributed to this most splendid of occasions resulting in the majestic sum of over £1,700 being raised.