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The Wisdom Hospice
We are helping to raise money for The Wisdom Hospice in Rochester, Kent.
Thirty years ago, The Wisdom Hospice opened its doors to the adults of Medway and Swale. The Wisdom Hospice was born out of need; a need for palliative care in the community.
This need was recognised by, among others, Consultant surgeon Peter Jennings and Chief Nursing Officer Ann Denholm from Medways new and innovative Symptom Control Team.
Terminally ill ,cancer patient, Molly Wisdom, was under care. She was so impressed by the new service that she vowed to raise funds for a hospice.
” If you can keep me alive until June, I will have 2 coffee mornings for you and raise £50″ said Molly in 1977 to her doctors. She wildly exceeded her modest goal and in her final seven months of her life raised the first £2000 for The Wisdom Hospice, named in her memory.
On the 31st October 184 Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edingburgh officially opened The Wisdom Hospice.
The team here looked after my Dad in his final days, after a year battling throat cancer. The staff were wonderful, caring and supportive to both my family and my dad. I have always supported The Wisdom Hospice but felt we could raise more money if we linked it to our bed and breakfast. We will pledge £1 for every booking we take until 31st December 2015. We are collecting loose change from our guests and selling pens, Olly Owls (their mascot) and key rings in the bed and breakfast.
Our goal is to raise £500 by 31st March 2015 then another £500 by the end of the year.
Over the last few weeks, our painters have been busy repainting the outside of Rosscourt Bed and Breakfast. We decided that coming up to 16 years old we would give ourselves a grown up feel. New logo, signs and a facelift. Really pleased with the effect. Looking now to put mood lighting on the facade , have winter baskets being made for us, will arrive next week. Would be great if we could have a really sunny day, blue skies just like summer so we can capture the house in its full glory.
Autumn and Winter in Bournemouth are great seasons, still plenty to do, shows to see, great walks. We are close to many National Trust properties who still open in the colder months. Shopping indoor and out. Cinemas and Casinos to enjoy. Great restaurants offering mouthwatering menus or just a chance to have a quiet drink. Chaplins , close to us have live music every night of the week. Steak night at Reef Encounter , 5 minutes walk from us £35 for 2 which includes a starter, steak and a bottle of wine, comes highly recommended. Call us for best deals to stay and enjoy the comforts of Rosscourt Bed and Breakfast
If you need a bit of TLC in an Adult only environment come and stay at The Rosscourt Bed and Breakfast .
Bournemouth Air Festival
Whey !! starting 1.25 pm tomorrow, Thursday 28th August ,Bournemouth Air Festival in its 7th year. 95 Year old wing walker Tom Lackey takes to the sky. Cross fingers for the good weather. All through 4 days we have exciting flying, events, stalls, fairground and more between Boscombe Pier and Bournemouth pier. All the shops are open in both town centres. East Cliff over drive closed to vehicles and is one of the best places to be seated to watch and enjoy.
Red Arrows fly over on all four days how cool is that??
We have brochures for sale at £6 giving you marvelous insight into the daily events and of course the evening entertainment.
Come down and enjoy
That’ll be The Day
Various dates from 17th August – 13th september Bournemouth
Get ready to party at the nations favourite variety show That’ll be The day
Brand new show, hugely entertaining, fresh line up of classic gold hits from 50’s, 60’s and the 70’s including some hilarious comedy sketches
29th year of touring That’ll be the Day continues to thrill audiences wherever it is performed. You’ll be on your feet dancing in the aisles.
see www.bic.co.uk for full details and tickets
Bournemouth Pavilion Annie Get Your Gun
From Monday 18th August Bournemouth Pavilion hosts the cast of Annie Get your gun. Musical
Annie Get Your Gun brings the heart of Broadway to the Bournemouth Pavilion for one week only in this major new production.
From the producers of West Side Story and South Pacific this TONY award-winning version of Irving Berlin’s classic musical comedy stars Emma Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Norman Pace (Chicago), and most recently-announced Jonathon Wilkes (Godspell, The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour, Grease, Guys and Dolls, The Wedding Singer, We Will Rock You UK Tour, Chicago) this summer prior to the West End.
When Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show comes to town, it only takes one glance for sharp-shooting country girl Annie Oakley to fall head over heels for its star marksman, Frank Butler. Both have truly met their match, revealing their competitive natures as they vie for best shot – and each other’s hearts.
Featuring the all-time classic hits There’s No Business Like Show Business, Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly and Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better, lead by a live grand orchestra.
Performance: 18 Aug 14 to 23 Aug 14
Tickets: From £25.80
entertainment for all the family
The Award Winners Party O2 Academy Bournemouth
The Award winners Party is on at O2 academy Bournemouth Friday 1st August. The Rosscourt Bed and Breakfast is just 200 yards from this venue, making us an ideal place to stay over and enjoy the evening and into the night.
This Award Winners Party features : -Darren Styles, Gammer, MC Whizzkid, Evil Activities, Dave Skee and many others
Don’t want a 5am finish but want to have the night to enjoy give us a call for a room only rate 01202 397537
Bournemouth Square Events for Summer Live
Bournemouth Square Events for Summer Live is a new programme of art and music for the town centre. Starting Tuesday until mid August Bournemouth Square will have free entertainment between 5pm -9pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Acoustic music includes performances from Graham Seaton, Karl Lattimer , Charlie Woodford, choirs and brass bands.. Live art demonstrations will be hosted by Mirek J Lucan from Lucan Art. and other creative demonstrations have been scheduled , depending on the weather.
Another feature of Bournemouth Square for Summer Live is the spoken word with award winning poet Steve Biddle presenting Poetry Corner on Wednesday 20th August at 7pm.
Local eateries will be open and trading upto 11pm.
A ribbon will be cut by Cllr. David Smith to open the events on Tuesday at 5.15pm. There will be musical performances from the Funky Little Choir Company, E-J Evans and and emerging bands The Arkades
Cross fingers for good weather
The Bournemouth Balloon
If you have a head for heights, have always wanted to see amazing views from the air, then the Bournemouth Balloon is the ideal experience for you.
Set in the beautiful Bournemouth Gardens, the Bournemouth Balloon is run under sponsorship of Healthy Life. You get a fabulous ride up on the static wire (though it can be a bit breezy!)
Once up you can see the most spectacular views of the area. See the video on the Bournemouth Balloon website. This is also an ideal present to give someone as although it is weather dependent it isn’t so much as a proper hot air balloon that normally goes off at dawn or dusk , floating over the countryside or towns.
The gardens in Bournemouth are fabulous as well.
have you been yet? If not take a visit to Bournemouth Balloon
Koh Thai Tapas Boscombe Expands
Opening this week Koh Thai Tapas in Christchurch Road, Boscombe, have extended their restaurant to include a proper bar area. This is excellent news as you are now able to call in for a drink before your meal or go to the bar after your meal. The choice of menu is fabulous and the prices reasonable.
Koh Thai is 2 minutes walk from Rosscourt so come and spend the night and go and enjoy a great Thai meal
SIster Act at Bournemouth Pavilion
22nd July -26th July 2014. Bournemouth Pavilion is host to Sister Act A feel good musical comedy in its’ 60th year. It has been a smash hit on Broadway and the West End. The film starred Whoopie Goldberg and became an instant hit with all ages.
Deloris a wannbe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the police hide her in the last place anyone would think to look! A convent!!
Under the suspicious watch of the Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices, as she unexpectedly finds her own.
Great night out at Bournemouth Pavilion.
Bed and breakfast at Rosscourt available.
28th July – 24th August we also have live music, acts, plays on at On Stage Pier Approach Bournemouth and it’s all free.
What are you waiting for?