RESIDENTS of Sirius Court in Southsea were visited by twenty Royal Navy volunteers from Portsmouth Naval base who came to share a yarn and a mince pie as well as some festive cheer in the run up to Christmas.
The BBC also came along to video the event for South Today.
Residents at Sirius Court organised an afternoon tea to mark D-Day and were also traeted to a talk about the D-Day events too including some memorabilia from Southwick House.
Prosecco, cream teas, and fresh strawberries were all in abundance so obviously we all had a great time!
Many thanks to everyone who helped organise the event.
The Chairman’s lunch for Cornwell and Sirius Courts coincided with the 30th anniversary of Cornwell Court. The weather could have been a lot kinder but everyone had fun anyway and the sun did eventuall pop back out.
The wardens Julie and Ling and all their helpers worked hard to get everything ready and keep everyone happy on the day, and we had entertainment from the amazing Amy Baker.
Thanks to everyone involved.
Sirius Court’s Social group raised £300 throughout 2018 and elected to award the money to the Elizabeth Foundation who work with deaf children to help them have happy normal lives through the use of the latest hearing technologies.
Natalie Oliver, from the foundation, came along and gave a very interesting talk on the work the foundation does and explained where the money would go. Natalie was thanked and presented with a cheque by Agamemnon’s vice-chair Mark Perry.
Residents at Neptune Court were treated to a special ‘Sailors Christmas Standeasy’ on Monday 17 December.
Organised by Lieutenant Kelly Jenkins-Hill, an Agamemnon Trustee who is currently on maternity leave from the Royal Navy, the event saw naval personnel from HM Naval Base Portsmouth sharing mince pies and other seasonal fare with the residents, many of whom had served in the Royal Navy, WRNS and QARNNS.
The morning was a wonderful way to unite young and old, who were able to share stories and their service experiences, and was part of a series of similar events.
Today the new wellbeing room in Neptune court was given the go-ahead by the vice-chairman to open its doors to residents. The newly fitted out room comprises a nail bar, a hair washing station and two hairdressing stations, an exercise bike, and a massage table. There is also a small seating area and music centre. Neptune’s warden, Pride, is clearly very pleased with the new facility.
Apparently, there is already a waiting list of tenants planning to take advantage of the new facility. Congratulations to everyone who has helped make this new room a reality.
Somerville Court was opened in September 1993 and to celebrate this milestone residents held a BBQ on 16th August. The event was well attended by the tenants and two of them, Mavis Armstrong and Wynn Gladwish, have been at Somerville since it opened! So, congratulations to them both.
The Chairman’s lunch for Sirius and Cornwell Court coincided with the 20th anniversary of Sirius Cour’s opening in back 1998. We were lucky enough to have Sir Robert Fulton, who originally opened the court, come back to commemorate and celebrate the day with us all.
Wardens Ling and June worked hard to get everything ready and keep everyone happy on the day. We had perfect weather, a good turnout from both courts, and entertainment in the form of a ukelele band. We also had a raffle which managed to raise £105.50 that will go to SAAFA.
Thanks to everyone involved.
All 18 tenants from Somerville Court and 33 tenants from Eliza Mackenzie Court attended the first Chairman’s Lunch of 2018 on Friday 15th July . Some came in fancy dress to the theme of the fifties jive and mods. Buffet Lunch was supplied by local company Melted and the music was provided by the Simpsons Duo.
The raffle raised £210.00 which will be donated to Portsmouth SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen’s Families Association). All who attended said it was a great day and, as always, it was lovely meeting the other board members and their families.