Virtual Clubs party a real success

Brendoncare volunteers, supporters, club members and staff come together on Zoom to celebrate Christmas

Over recent months, the Brendoncare Clubs team has been working hard to give their club members a memorable festive season. 

As well as sending gifts and Christmas cards, the team organised their first Clubs Christmas virtual event. On Friday, December 11th, a host of entertainers took to the virtual stage, including Brendoncare HR Co-ordinator Shalani from Central Office, Curly the Busker, an Elvis Tribute, and Calvin, a local student. Each of the performers kindly gave their time free of charge.

The team received some lovely feedback following the event. Rosh Brown, a club member and volunteer from Gosport Clubs, said: 

“It was a thoroughly entertaining afternoon, well put together, great entertainment. It was so nice to see everyone smiling in these difficult times.”

Angela Hood, a Gosport Voices club member, commented: 

“Excellent, really enjoyed it, marvellous how Brendoncare really do keep us all connected, thank you very much indeed. I am sure everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.”

Sara Nicholls, the Community Support Service Manager at Brendoncare Clubs, said: 

“We wanted to make the event really special and bring everyone together after a challenging year. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces, thanks to all our wonderful performers on the day. We were delighted with the response to our first virtual Clubs Christmas event.”

Meanwile, Wendy from Southampton Voices was in fine voice:

“THANK YOU! It was obvious that a lot of thought and effort had gone into putting together an hour’s enjoyment for us, and it was real fun. Well done to everyone involved and thank you again for giving us a virtual festive treat; it’s greatly appreciated.”

All Brendoncare club members were entered into a free “12 Days of Christmas” prize draw which included gifts donated by generous corporate supporters. The full list is as follows: 

1

£50 Experience Days Voucher

Experience Days https://www.experiencedays.co.uk/charity-scheme

2

Winter Basket Hamper donated by Virginia Hayward

Virginia Hayward https://www.virginiahayward.com/

3

Festive Food Treats Hamper donated by Old Alresford Village

Old Alresford village donations

4

Pampering and Comfort Hamper donated by Old Alresford Village

Old Alresford village donations

5

The Pink Rose (letterbox plants) donated by Kerry

Kerry Locality Manager

6

Indulgent Chocolate & Wine Hamper donated by Alresford Chocolate Company

Alresford Chocolate Company

7

£20 Stewart’s Garden Centre Voucher

Stewart’s Garden Centre Christchurch

8

Small food hamper donated by Hillier’s Garden Centre

Hillier’s

9

Christmas Gnome decorations donated by Hillier’s Garden Centre

Hillier’s

10

Festive hamper

Asda Fareham

11

Goodie Food Bag donated by Gosport Morrison’s

Gosport Morrison’s 

12

Box of biscuits donated by Gosport Morrison’s

Gosport Morrison’s