A great evening was enjoyed by everyone at the Walkford pub.
Julian was happy to sit and join in with the activities and answer any questions from members, carers and families. One of our long standing members presented him with a Gateway clock that was made on one of our activity evenings.
Despite being too chilly an evening for a picnic, members enjoyed listening to Gary Rhodes stories. He may us think about the dangers of the sea, and how the crew members who are all volunteers, put themselves at risk to help to help us. One of our lovely volunteers, Janet, put on one of the uniforms and was helped by one of our Gateway members.
We enjoyed a chilly, but interesting barge trip from Bradford on Avon. A good time was had by all.
The weather stayed dry for our trip to Paulton’s park. It was a very long day but we all had so much fun. We went on a lot of the rides, looked at the lovely array of birds and penguins. We had a nice stroll around the grounds and enjoyed a picnic before heading off home. A good day was had by all.
A journey through the Gateway Calendar.
Finally all the hard work from Cynthia Wilson, Sue Joiner, our volunteers and our magnificent members paid off on Wednesday April 24th. Our fantastic performance was put on for our many supporters who came to watch at St Saviour’s church in Brockenhurst. A lot of fun and laughter was had by all. Our members showed their many talents and they shared their dreams with the audience while showing the many activities we do at Brockenhurst Gateway. We had refreshments and a raffle after the show where our members graciously took the well deserved praise. Thank you to everyone who supported us before and on the night. We will be planning another performance next year.
The Friends of Fernmount held a Valentine supper dance and it was very well supported. Brockenhurst Gateway club went a long to sing and dance along to the music by Dog Ruff. Many members had the opportunity to sing or play drums with the band which they thoroughly enjoyed. We all had a lovely supper and we are now looking forward to the next dinner dance at Christmas.
Back in January, Trevor Sapey travelled from Portsmouth to talk about the Mary Rose. The evening was very interesting and fun. He brought along a lot of artefacts and costumes which the members tried on. We learnt a lot about how boats were built and information about King Henry VIII and his many wives. A good evening was had by all with many laughs. Thank you to Trevor.
At Brockenhurst Gateway we have started doing wood work projects. We have started off the year making our own planters and putting some plants into them. The members really enjoyed making them and a lot of the members gave them away as gifts. The next wood work project is making clocks which should be fun.
On Tuesday 18th September a good time was had by all on the vehicle evening. We had a variety of vehicles for our members to look at, sit in and get their photographs taken. We had a police car, motorhome, an old 1937 morris 8, vintage zephyr and capri, a wolsley and a 3 litre princess. We had a variety of scooters and big motorbikes including a BMW 1200 enduro and a trike. Also Cycle experience brought along a selection of mobility bikes which we all had good fun on. The weather stayed dry but got a little chilly which no one seemed to notice.
Many thanks go to Cycle experience and the Lymington motorcycle and light car club who supported the evening along with other individuals. Please see the photographs and the amount of fun we had.