Our ladies at Gressland Court have an armchair keep fit class every Monday and each year a presentation takes place for a dedication award. This year the award was won by Shirley; congratulations! All monies raised from the keep fit classes are donated to charity and this year it will be donated to EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospice).
On Saturday we held our Christmas Fayre with the proceeds going into the Owners Entertainment fund. We raised over £800 with the sale of crafts (made by some of the owners), cakes, tombola, raffle and the sale of tea/coffee & cake. We also had other external stall holders attend who gave a donation for the table.
We recently held our annual BBQ in the garden at Gressland Court for Owners, Family and Friends. We adopted a 1960’s theme with entertainment from Lyn & Bobby. Some of our owners enjoyed dressing for the occasion. We also had a charity fundraiser where we raised £33 each for Help for Heroes and The Royal Airforce Benevolent Fund. A fun day was had by all.
Gressland Court held a quiz evening on Saturday 28th April with six teams of six with both owners and staff taking part. Gill & Brian, one of our Duty Managers parents, compiled the questions and calculated the scoring. There were medals for the winners and wooden spoons for the losers. A great fun night was had by all.
Gressland Court held a French Bistro night on Saturday 24th February. We had a four course French meal cooked by Jane our Chef, where some of the owners tried Mussels for the first time and loved them. The owners and Lyn, one of our Duty Mangers, dressed up for the occasion. A great night was had by all.
Gressland Court held its annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 18th November 2017. Lots of visitors attended along with owners and staff both past and present and a great afternoon was had by all. Items for sale included homemade cakes and a craft stall with some items made by owners throughout the year. Other activities included a tombola, raffle and refreshments.
Gressland Court held their annual BBQ on Saturday 15th July. Unfortunately, the flypast did not go ahead due to the Dakota’s engine catching fire, but this did not spoil our day. The theme was 1940’s with some of the owners coming as refugees with their gas mask boxes. Susie, Gloria, Giny, Susan, Karen and Lyn all dressed up together with some of our guests. Lyn and her sister Bobby were our singers for the day. The Stowmarket Boys Brigade Marching Band came and played. We had 122 people in the garden having a lovely time with plenty of Pimm’s and BBQ to follow.
A lovely afternoon tea was held at Gressland Court with finger sandwiches and homemade pastries and scones with jam and clotted cream.
We are planning our Summer BBQ which will take place on July 15th, and our theme this year in the 1940’s, we are also having a flypast from the Battle of Britain Dakota (time to be confirmed). The Manager and Duty Managers and Glyn from Bloomsbury will be dressing up as Land Army Girls, and one of the Duty Managers will be singing.