Palmer Court will be holding its Annual Garden Party on the Thursday the 25th of July 2019 commencing at 2pm.
Entertainment will be provided by the Caribbean steelpan soloist, Mighty Jamma. The Palmer Court residents are already looking forward to an exciting afternoon!
Palmer Court is a sheltered housing scheme for those still able to live independent lives. It was founded by RWBro Peter Palmer in 1984 and is registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefits Society Act 2014. It is located in the Hatton Park area of Wellingborough.
Although Palmer Court is a lovely building with a recent extension opened in 2014. the original building is aging and in need of continual refurbishment.
The communal lounge has recently been renovated with a new lighting scheme, carpets and additional furniture. Improvements continue to be made to the garden and patio areas by providing more useful space for the residents to sit and enjoy a very pleasant atmosphere on warm sunny afternoons.
The scheme continues to be very fortunate in receiving donations from the Provincial Grand Charity, lodges throughout the Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire, and charitable trusts.
Such donations enable the scheme to give their residents a range of social events and improvements, over and above those provided by non-Masonic housing schemes, including fish and chip suppers, regular bingo and a very special Christmas present.
In recent years the Annual Garden Party has been well attended by residents. Frequent visits are made by the Provincial Grand Master, RWBro Max Bayes, and his immediate predecessor, RWBro Barrie Hall.
Future events include a Halloween fancy dress party in October, which is expected to be very well attended, and the traditional Christmas at Home event with mince pies, sherry and some wonderful musical entertainment in December.
The scheme's House Committee is very aware that lodges are drawn in many directions when considering their charitable donations and would like to bring Palmer Court to the attention of brethren from across the Province so that it doesn't go unnoticed.
The scheme has been described as "The Jewel in the Province's Crown", but without regular donations, it simply isn't possible to provide residents with the standard of living they deserve.
Whatever assistance brethren can provide, whether it be joining the House Committee or making a financial donation, will be thankfully received and faithfully applied!
For general enquiries, including those related to the availability of accommodation, please contact either: -
- Ian Richards, House Committee Chairman
- Phone: 07860-578601
- Jill Lett, Scheme Manager
- Phone: 01933-273140
Members of the Province can find additional information in the Provincial Yearbook.