The staff here at Eastbank Court would like to say a big thank you to St Stephens Church, they have donated Easter eggs for all the staff who are doing a good job keeping the residents safe and fed. Good job our Duty Manager Angie Tame is not here, she would have the lot, she does have a sweet tooth.
Mrs Hill, an owner at Deercote Court, is taking part in the 'Babs' 100th Birthday Walk for NHS' until 14/05/2020 to raise money for NHS Charities Together and your support would really be appreciated.
On Thursday morning I watched the emotional moment of Captain Tom completing his walk for the NHS. That same morning my very dear friend died in Harlow Hospital. The dedicated nursing team worked tirelessly to care and ease her suffering. I felt I have to in some way say thank you to these fantastic, wonderful, caring nurses and doctors.
After much thought the only thing I might manage is to copy and do a walk like captain Tom. So my aim is to walk 100 steps 100 times to my 100th birthday in May to show my gratitude and give something back to the amazing staff in the Health Service.
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Thank you to one of our owners for taking these beautiful and breath taking pictures of our gardens this spring. The gardens are really coming alive with colour which is fabulous for our owners who are only able to enjoy a walk through the gardens during this lockdown. A BIG thank you to our gardeners who do an excellent job at the Court making our gardens wonderful.
Montrose has been busy baking this week as a "Great British Cake Off" contest was launched. Owners baked a dessert of their choice for staff to taste and cast their votes whilst owners voted for the most delicious looking treat. The winning baker will receive a 3 course meal for 2 in our restaurant. A cup of tea and a slice of home made cake in the afternoon sunshine is one of our favourite ways to relax. Good luck to our bakers!
The Brompton owners came out yet again this week on Thursday evening to thank our NHS and Key Workers for all their hard work at this time. Thank you to Suzie our Duty Manager for the great video.
Thank you to our two fabulous chefs John and Fernanda for delivering a very special buffet lunch on Monday, owners loved the selection of food along with a starter and pudding. The chefs produced over 40 meals for our owners to enjoy in their apartments along with a complimentary glass of wine personally delivered to their doors by Suzie and Raf, the management team on duty. We could not have done this without the help of Kelly, Teresa, Sarah and Tracy taking the food to owners and of course dealing with the collections and big clean up. An amazing Easter weekend at Brompton - Happy Easter everyone.
Our owners enjoyed a beautiful Lamb roast dinner delivered to their apartments by our amazing team, along with a little extra surprise of a Cream Egg!
Thank you to our amazing Chef Fernanda for producing the tasty 3 course menu and to Carole and her Sunday team for organising the surprise and delivery of the trays.
Our resident Vicky kindly organised for all her follow residents and staff at Brompton Court to have a hot cross bun this morning in their own apartments delivered by our very own Ann, Ashely and Tracy and all the buns prepared by Carl our Duty Manager. Thank you Vicky and Happy Easter weekend to all.
A number of the advantages of life at Brompton Court such as ready access to busses, an adjacent Tesco Metro and easy journey to a wide variety of shops have been lost but one important activity that is freely available to us is walking, and for once the weather has been kind with plenty of sunshine.
There is a good path going all round the apartments and by using a smart phone app and old fashioned counting paces we have decided a mile is between six and seven laps. Slightly over half a lap is close to the gardens and, during recent weeks, we have been treated to a developing Spring display of the emerging bright green of willow, blossom of several trees and blooming bedding plants. So, after doing a few circuits and stopping to admire some new colour or just enjoying the garden section, it is easier to be able to forget, for at least a brief time, the chaos in our world and focus on the solace of natures gifts.
John Guthrie, Chairman of the Board