Balmoral Director’s Party
With Spring upon us, the village is in a vibrant, happy and positive mood. The perfect setting for Balmoral’s Director’s Party!
This annual event is unique to Balmoral. Each Spring, the owners throw a big party for residents. Everyone is invited. Everyone is encouraged to dress up for the occasion. Drinks flow. Gourmet food continues throughout the night. And there’s always some entertainment. This year was no exception.
“The purpose of tonight is to say thank you. You are the heart and soul of the village. Thank you for everything you do to make the Balmoral community so unique. So welcoming. And so happy. And for making this village the best village. We’re very proud to be part of Balmoral” – Robin Forster, Managing Director
Kicking off with the traditional Sherry-on-arrival (sweet, dry or cream!), the community centre was abuzz with chatter, laughter and a sense of excitement as residents, staff and directors alike celebrated together. The open plan lounge and dining area was transformed into a first-class cocktail party mecca (thanks to Balmoral’s very own activities coordinator, Natasha!). Diamond Blue Catering served delicious finger food. And residents enjoyed a full choice of drinks from the “Balmoral bar”.
Among the excitement, residents noticed a familiar face mingling in the crowd. Could that be Denis Walter? Some asked: “When did Denis move to the village?”.
Residents were ushered into the multi-purpose room for a surprise “Night with Denis Walter”. A long-time friend of the village, performing in the past with Ernie Sigley, Denis did not disappoint. The crowd sang along to a string of classics. And enjoyed some great banter between hits. The atmosphere was incredible!
Managing Director, Robin Forster, then thanked residents. And he made a couple of special thank yous - the first, to village manager Helen Sargent who is leaving the village in November. And secondly, to Balmoral residents association president, Avril Guilding, who is retiring from the role in October. A stellar job by both.
Many residents stayed well into the night. And why not? It was only a short stroll home!