The Community Trishaw came to Brackenbury to give the owners a spin. It can be booked to take you to the shops or into the village, even if you just fancy an afternoon ride, the volunteers are happy to take you.
An afternoon of Pimm's and Strawberries took place Wednesday in the lounge at Brackenbury Manor, where everyone enjoyed a glass or two and a bowl of local Strawberries and cream.
A clothes show was also held at the weekly coffee morning, where the ladies could browse and try on garments before buying. The event was well attended and we all look forward to the next show in the Autumn.
The Owners at Brackenbury enjoyed a recent Bingo afternoon in the Lounge and raised £133.50 which has been donated to Hi Com towards the Minibus fund.
A Bingo afternoon was held in the owner's lounge and raised a total of £110.00, which will go towards the upkeep of the minibus.
The Owners are now getting in the Christmas spirit and look forward to the local Brownies coming to entertain them, a mulled wine & mince pie afternoon and a Christmas party.
A Pimm`s and Strawberry afternoon was enjoyed by all the owners at Brackenbury Manor, making the most of sitting out in the gardens in this glorious weather.
The Owners and staff at Brackenbury Manor held a Pimms and Cake afternoon at the end of June to say farewell to Paul, who is retiring, he has been a Duty Manager at the Court for 9 years. He will be greatly missed by everyone. He plans to play a lot more golf and will be Volunteering to drive the local minibus.
A fantastic £120.00 was raised for the new Mini bus fund at a recent Bingo afternoon held by the social group at Brackenbury Manor. They have a target of £600.00 and so far have raised £145.00.
The new Manager, Rose Woodley, supplied some lovely home made cakes for the weekly coffee morning, which was well attended.
We are holding an Easter Card Making Workshop, run by Generation Friends, who are a group of young people looking for opportunities for young and older people getting together.
This year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning held on Thursday 29th September 2016 was our best ever. Thanks to the generosity of our Owners, we raised an amazing £637!
We enjoyed coffee/tea and a selection of lovely homemade cakes kindly made by some of our Owners.
We sold hats, scarfs and soft toys very generously knitted by one of our Owners and we held a raffle, the most successful one we have ever had.
Lynn, Manager celebrated her birthday by treating the Owners to cake at the weekly coffee morning. We invited Neil Davies a representative from the Histon and Impington Mini Bus Committee and presented him with a cheque for £641, which was raised by all the Owners in 2015 from various events, such as drinks and nibbles nights, a cheese & wine evening & hot cross bun event.
Brackenbury has been redecorated! Phase One back in 2013 consisted of corridors, Guest Suite and Guest Toilet being redecorated. Phase two has now completed with the Owner’s Lounge, Kitchen, Stairwells and Office decorated.
Our new LED lighting was also installed last year making Brackenbury Manor look very stylish!
The annual Chinese Auction was held on 26th January auctioning new and unused gifts. The afternoon consisted of afternoon tea as well as the auction. £242.70 was raised and donated to the fund for a new mini bus for Histon and Impington and Marie Curie.
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.