Wow... an amazing Christmas lunch had by over 30 owners this week. The Brompton team put on an amazing Christmas lunch with wine, chocolates and Christmas crackers for all. Once lunch was over, owners headed to the Great Hall to listen to our local pianist David Walsh playing traditional Christmas music with coffee and mints. Thank you to staff members Suzie, Carl, Lynne, Sally, Tracy, Maria and Sarah, and a special thanks to our Chef John for catering for all the owner's needs.
Brompton welcomed back the Community Voice Choir once again to entertain them with their famous Christmas Carols. Owners enjoyed a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while singing along to the classic Christmas Carols. Thank you to Suzie, our Duty Manager, for organising and running the event. It was a great success and now has us all in the Christmas Spirit!
Our decorations have started to go up ready for the festive season, plus we have lots to look forward to this month. Carol singers with mulled wine and mince pies, our pre-Christmas Lunch, Music Nights, Christmas Party and of course Christmas Day Lunch and Boxing Day Special Lunch. Watch this space for all the events highlights!
On Wednesday 7th November owners at Brompton Court joined us in the Great Hall for wine and cheese boards to enjoy a variety of songs and piano solos from the St George Singers. The choir came recommend by our Chairman Mr Guthrie and his wife and they did not disappoint. The singers stayed on after they had performed and enjoyed homemade cake by Mrs Guthrie with tea and coffee along with all the owners. Thank you to Suzie for organising and setting up the event with Mr & Mrs Guthrie, and to Carl, Carole and Ann who made the event happen on the day.
Owners at Brompton Court enjoyed a night inspired by the classic movie, with a morocco themed menu and wine. David Walsh, our local piano player, joined us to play to the owners as they entered into the dining room and during dinner. All owners then moved to the Great Hall for coffee and more music by David on our grand piano. Thank you to Ben and Suzie for organising the event for the owners, and to Tracy and Ann for their help on the evening running the event.
On the 24th October we said good bye to Ben our Duty Manager as he is moving on to a new opportunity. Thank you for all your hard work over the last 5 years! Ben started at Brompton as a relief Duty Manager and became a fulltime manager after 2 years. Ben went out with a bang as his last shift was the colourful Casablanca evening. Good Luck Ben.
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.