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.
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.
We are not yet ready to say goodbye to this beautiful summer!
Lynne, our Duty Manager, organised a Caribbean Music Celebration on Thursday 6th September. Owners joined us for drinks & a taste of Caribbean nibbles at Brompton Court.
Our special guest Jorge performed some Afro, Latin & Caribbean Music for everyone to dance to and Lynne prepared some rum cocktails, ‘’Perfect storm’’ and ‘’Caribbean sunshine’’, to wash down the nibbles. It was a shame we had to move the event inside due to a spot of rain on the day, however it did not stop everyone glowing and staying radiant with smiles. Thank you to Lynne for all her hard work and to Ben, Raf, Tracy and Anna for their help on the day.
Owners at Brompton Court enjoyed a boat trip from Poole Quay to Wareham on Thursday 30th August. 26 Owners joined Ben & Sally on board the Purbeck Gem and took a truly relaxing trip along the picturesque River Frome to the historic town of Wareham. With a packed lunch provided by the Court and lots of sites and fresh air the day was a massive hit and I am sure we will be going again. Thank you to Ben and Sally for all their hard work in organising the day, from transport to lunches, and making sure everyone had an amazing time.
Brompton celebrated the last bank holiday before Christmas in style. Owners enjoyed a 3 course buffet lunch with wine and then coffee in the Great Hall. Entertainment by the Polly Morris Band, who are a Dorset based comic Folk Band, went down a treat and I am sure we will be welcoming them back again. Thank you to our two chefs John and Marcin for the lovely spread and all the staff on the day; Ben, Raf, Tracy, Anna and Ashely, we would not have been able to do it without you.
We cannot wait to welcome out first guests this weekend into our newly refurbished Guest Suite. We have brought the room up to date with new soft furnishings and artwork along with brand new mattresses on the beds. We also welcome some additions to the bathroom from a handrail in the shower, to beautiful towel hooks and artwork. Friends, family and guests are all welcome; it's a great idea to book if you are thinking of Brompton Court for the future. It gives a great feel for the place and all we have to offer. To make a booking please call 01202 315490.
Owners joined us on Thursday 9th August as Les and the band were back to give us a super night of jazz and dancing at Brompton Court. Everyone joined us in the Great Hall for a drinks reception and Jazz music, then made their way to the dining room for an amazing Indian buffet which was followed by heading back to the Great Hall for more jazz, ice creams and coffee to finish off a perfect evening. Suzie made an amazing effort in decorating our dining room, planning the menu and booking the band. A big thanks to Chef, Carl, Sarah, Anna and Ashley for their help on the night with Suzie to ensure everything went smoothly.
Brompton Court held their second summer fete on Friday 20th July, bigger and better than last year. This year we had more stall holders, a licenced bar and Jazz band. Owners had a great time enjoying drinks on the lawn listening to the band and of course spending their pennies on lots of lovely items from scarfs and bags to homemade jams and arts and crafts. The raffle was run by the Bournemouth Hospital who made over £300.00 on the day as a donation from Brompton Court. Thank you to Ben, our Duty Manager, for organising an amazing and memorable event, and to Ann, Tracy, Anna, Raf and Carl for their help on the day setting up and running our hotdog and ice cream stand. A wonderful event for all.
Over 40 owners joined Suzie and Carl, our Duty Managers, on the decking on Monday evening for a glass of Pimm’s with strawberries and cream. Thank you to Anna and Tracy for all their hard work making sure the owners were topped up and comfortable. Our surprise entertainment went down a treat; this is the first time the Bourne River Morris Men have been to Brompton and they got a warm welcome from all, with a great applause at the end of the evening.
Owners were invited along to the Great Hall by Brompton Court owner and resident Mr Myland, to celebrate his 89th Birthday. Mr Myland provided a lovely selection of canapes with a glass of bubbly and wine for everyone to enjoy. Ben, Carl, Ann and Sarah had a great time preparing the food and drinks for the party and ensuring all the owners stayed topped up throughout the evening.
They're back for another season and the Boules are as popular as ever at Brompton Court with this beautiful weather. Thank you to Mr John Guthrie and Mrs Margaret Guthrie for organising the weekly activity. Owners enjoy a nice cup of coffee in the Great Hall or the gardens before heading to the lawn for all the action of the game.
Owners had a great time at Brompton Court indulging in our chocolate treats and homemade chocolate strawberries by our chef. All washed down with a nice fresh glass of gin or wine. Suzie and Laura had a great time playing the bar maid role and making sure the owners had everything they needed to enjoy our Jazz singer who put on a great show.