Brockenhurst Bowling Club

We would like to say a huge thank you to Mike Snell, in his year as President of the Bowling Club and the members of the club for their very generous fundraising. Over the year they raised £2,344.00 for Brockenhurst Gateway through different activities including a very enjoyable bowls drive and barbecue. A cheque was presented to Jane Forrest, a volunteer since 1995, by Jessica Snell, club member, at The Annual Dinner.

Thank you to all the members who attended the bowls drive.
Who will be the eventual winner?
The barbecue was expertly prepared and very enjoyable.
In the club house there was a raffle with lots of great prizes. It was great to see club members Jess and Matthew supporting the day.
Jess presenting the trophy to the winner of the ladies competition.
Jess presenting the trophy to the winner of the gentleman’s competition.
Janet McCann, Chair of Brockenhurst Gateway Club thanked everyone for their generosity in supporting Brockenhurst Gateway Club. It was a fantastic afternoon.

Creature Teachers 28.9.23

We had a great time when Creature Teachers came to a club night. We looked at and touched different creatures including ferrets, a snake and an owl. It was good to be able to ask lots of questions and hear that many had been rescued from different situations. A huge thank you for a really interesting evening.

We held the snake very carefully!
It was interesting to learn about where the snake lived and what it liked to eat.
I felt very confident holding the snake.
It was good to see lots of different creatures.
I was so happy when the owl landed on the glove.
Turn round for the camera!
In full flight.
I touched the giant centipede very gently.

Skittles Evening 21.9.23

We had a fantastic skittles evening with everyone joining in the competition. We would like to say a huge thank you to The Huntsman in Brockenhurst for making us so welcome.

Ryan, one of our assistant leaders did an amazing job of organising the competition to make sure everyone took part. He was helped by club members Liam and Sean who made sure all the balls were returned and the skittles were ready for the next person to take part. A great team, thank you.
Everyone had a great time joining in or cheering on friends.
Will I knock them all down?
Skittles is a great game to play with friends.
We all had a fantastic evening.
It’s great to spend an evening with my friends.
The overall winner.
We also had a raffle with lots of great prizes. The proceeds from this help to fund our events.

Welcome Back!

It’s great to be back at club after the summer break. We have enjoyed taking part in our favourite activities and catching up with friends at the same time.
Lots of members really enjoy using the beautiful flowers Sarah brings in to make different arrangements. Brockenhurst Gateway is a social club but we also learn lots of skills. In flower arranging members have learnt to select greenery to begin their arrangement and then add different layers of flowers. Choosing different colours means each member makes a unique arrangement to take home.
So many choices of greenery and flowers.
Working together to produce different designs.
Some of our finished arrangements on display.
Great colour scheme.

Summer Ball 20.7.23

On Thursday 20th July we held our Summer Ball as our final activity of the club year. It was great to celebrate a fantastic year of activities with friends, music, dancing and fabulous food. A huge thank you to club members and resident DJs Jacob and Matthew for providing great music and amazing lights all evening.

Great choices of music to dance to.
We all enjoyed dancing or just sitting and listening to the music.
It was great to get dressed up for the Summer Ball.
Fabulous food served by club volunteers.
It was lovely to sit and eat my food and chat with friends.

Hythe Ferry Train and Solent Dolphin 6.7.23

On Thursday 6th July we all went to Hythe. Some club members went on the Hythe Ferry Train and some went on The Solent Dolphin. We all met in the park afterwards and had chips with a lovely view out to sea. It was a fantastic relaxed summer evening, and much enjoyed by everyone who attended.
A lovely sunny evening for a boat trip.
A lovely relaxing boat trip.
It was great to all meet up after our boat and train rides.

Pedall 29.6.23

On Thursday 29th June Pedall New Forest Inclusive Cycling came to a club night. We all had the most amazing time trying out the different bikes. Some members had used the bikes before but for some of us this was our first time using them. A huge thank you to Gareth and the team for organising this fantastic event. We all had a great time.
Look, no hands!
This is a great bike.
Lots of smiles.
Hope we can steer this one.
This is a speedy bike.
Great team work.
Lots of concentration.
This is so much fun.

Sport on the Forest 22.6.23

We were so lucky with the weather for our Sports on The Forest Evening at Balmer Lawn.
Relaxing in the evening sunshine.
It’s a great evening for volunteering.
Thank you for the lovely cakes Sarah.
It’s been a great evening.
Great catch!

Quiz Night 17.6.23

On Saturday 17th June Everton and Lymore Social Club very kindly hosted a quiz in aid of Brockenhurst Gateway Club. It was a great evening with fifty people attending and joining in the fun. Here are some past and present volunteers and parent.
A huge thank you to the club for all their generosity and organisation. Also to everyone who attended. The evening raised £535.
The winners!
Club leaders organised the questions and scoring.
It was great to see club members attending.
The winner of the luxury hamper.
Team work.
Everyone had a great evening.

Keyhaven Boat Trip 13.6.23

Everyone really enjoyed the boat trip at Keyhaven. Thank you so much to Keyhaven Yacht Club for giving their time to organise this activity for us. Also for letting us use their amazing facilities. We were so lucky with the weather too.
It was lovely to be able to sit and admire the view over to The Isle of Wight.
Amazing picnic.
I’m so looking forward to going out on the boat.
We’re enjoying the view.
Great views.