What better way to start 2019 than with our traditional Burns Night at Brompton Court. It was the best yet! Owners ate, sang and drank to the best of Scottish tradition. Thank you to fellow resident Gordon Duff who was our Chieftain and to our piper, Jim. Thank you to David Walsh our singer/pianist who set the perfect tone to this delightful evening... 'You take the high road and I’ll take the low’…
Brompton had a super baby shower for Anna, our Housekeeper, and Laura, the Court Manager. Both girls are due in the New Year, so owners had a glass of bubbly and cake to celebrate with the girls. Both promise to be in with babies for cuddles in the New Year. The owners and staff showered the girls with some beautiful gifts. A BIG thank you from Anna and Laura to all at Brompton Court.
Brompton had their Christmas Party last night in the Great Hall. The wine was flowing along with soft drinks and a beautiful finger buffet cooked by our guest chef. Owners were entertained with our live singers who sang 50’s, 60’s and Abba songs, plus some Christmas Classics for all to enjoy. Thank you to Lynne, Donald, Suzie, Sally and Kelly for all their hard work on the night. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Brompton to all.
Brompton welcomed Chrissy from MacMillan Cancer Support to give us a talk on the charity. Thank you to Lena Hack for organising Chrissy to come along. Owners enjoyed coffee and cake and had the opportunity to ask Chrissy any questions they may have. We also had a great surprise as Chrissy awarded Brompton as the Corporate Challenge Winners for 2018. This award is only given to one company per year for their outstanding coffee morning in September to raise money for MacMillan in Dorset.
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.