Burns Night 2020 was held at Gressland Court. Guests were invited to a lovely evening with the traditional address to the Haggis; a great night was had by all.
Today we held a coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support and we raised nearly £150.00. Karen, one the of Duty Mangers, baked the cakes. Well done to all.
We held a Mediterranean Tapas Night here at Gressland Court. We started the evening off with Tomato Essence (Raymond Blanc recipe) followed by an array of delicious food prepared by Jane our Chef.
Gressland Court held a French inspired evening with a delicious menu cooked by our chef Jane. The evening was enjoyed by owners and their family and friends.
Last year we sent Christmas parcels out to children in need all over the world, and it was lovely to see a video made by some volunteers who took the parcels out; the children’s faces when they opened them was sheer delight. We will be doing this again this year.
We are currently busy planning our summer BBQ in June which is a Country & Western theme complete with hog roast.
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.
Gressland Court held a Louisiana/Mardi Gras night which was very well attended. A superb meal was served with Hurricane cocktails and Lyn, Duty Manager, dressed up as a court jester. A great evening was had by all.
Gressland Court held a Country and Western evening with our Duty Manager Lyn who sang with Bobby, Dennis and Bill. Hot dogs were served with soda or a beer. A fun evening was had by all, complete with our very own Dolly Parton.
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 Greek themed night with some wonderful Greek food cooked by our chef Jane. The owners finished off the evening with traditional plate smashing; some of our owners even tried Ouzo for the first time. A great event enjoyed 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.
Gloria Milbourne retired on Monday 29th January after 12 years of service at Gressland Court. Everyone wishes Gloria a long and happy retirement.