Brackenbury Manor held their annual Macmillan Coffee Morning Event on Friday September 25th. The event was well supported and raised a total of £420. The coffee morning included a knitted toy sale and ‘Guess the number of spots on the cake’ competition.
In June we held our ever popular 'Pimms and Nibbles afternoon' which included a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with fresh cream and strawberries, homemade cakes, crisps and nibbles. Some owners invited guests who came along and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.
In July we had an open day to promote the apartments that are for sale. The open day fell on the hottest day of the year! All that attended were very grateful for the refreshments provided and were able to sit in the garden and enjoy them.
Our regular activities carried on through the summer months, these include Knit & Natter, Scrabble, Bingo, Fish & Chip supper, games afternoons, cards, prayer meetings, book club, quizzes and Fitness Friday. Certainly a full itinerary! The owners also arrange a lunch outing each month.
This summer our owners have enjoyed trips out to visit historical houses and Proms at St Jude's. The monthly talks and entertainments, as well as quizzes and teas, are pulling in the crowds. If they're not coming for games, they're coming for the excellent sandwiches and homemade cakes that we offer.
Our garden has never looked better, carefully monitored and documented by our garden group.
We are very proud to have one of our owners who was awarded with the medal of honour by the French government in recognition of his acknowledged military engagement and steadfast involvement in the liberation of France in the Second World War. The Chevalier de la Legion d' honneur is the highest honour France can bestow. The remarkable event was covered by the press and the BBC.