Broughton House Home for Ex-Service Personnel (Residential & Nursing Home)

Registered Charity Number: 1155225
Salford, Greater Manchester

Broughton Bugle

Date Posted: 02 Mar 2012


March 2012

Foreword by the Chief Executive


As this is the first edition of the 2012 Bugle I would like to reflect a little on the year end of 2011.  The Christmas festivities brought with it much cheer.  The programme of events ensured that there were plenty of choices for all to attend both in house and external functions.  The very generous invitations from the Lancashire Fusiliers Association and Boothstown Royal British Legion in hosting Residents and Staff to excellent Christmas Lunches were both very welcomed and highly enjoyable.  In addition, the very generous donations made to the Home by families and friends of Broughton House were outstanding and added real value to the season of goodwill.

2012 has commenced at full steam ahead for Broughton House with the very welcomed arrival of the newRegistered Manager- Charge Nurse Andrew Forkin RGN who I am sure that some of you will know from his previous appointment in Broughton House as the Deputy.  His expertise and knowledge of the Care Sector and its changing requirements will bring a new impetus to Broughton House.

The hot water system in the Home has now been successfully replaced and we thank the Army Benevolent Fund (The Soldiers Charity) for their donation of £40K towards this major project.  The total cost was £51K with the deficit being raised through fundraising events.  Our next major project (subject to successful fundraising) is the replacement of the windows estimated at £60K.    

And finally, Broughton House hopes that you will continue to support the Home as enthusiastically in 2012 as was done in 2011 and the many preceding years.  Without your help and support we would be a much poorer organisation.  Thank you.




What is Happening in 2012


Valentines Night

Black Tie Dinner


Broughton House held a Black Tie Dinner for Residents and Families on Fri 17 Feb.  A total of 61 people attended an excellent evening of food, wine and entertainment.  



The Big Band Sound


Alan Bracewelland his Band are back in Broughton House and will play as follows:


Wed 14 Mar

Wed 18 Apr

Wed 16 May

Wed 13 Jun

Wed 12 Sep

Wed 17 Oct


(All Concerts commence at 8pm)


We are indebted to Alan and his Band who have supported us so well for many years. 


Jumble Sale

Sat 3 Mar (2 – 4pm)


Doreen is yet again launching her Jumble Sale.  For the Novelists amongst you there are some very fetching books and for those looking for a bargain - be there.


Residents, Relatives and Friends

Country & Western Night - Fri 23 March



Broughton House - Annual General Meeting

Wed 23 May (2.30pm)


Armed Forces Day

Sun 1 Jul 2 – 4 pm


Following on from last years success Broughton House will again host a tribute to our Armed Forces past and present.  Music, Displays, Stalls, Food etc – another good day out for the family.


96th Anniversary Service

Sun 2 Sep 2.30pm


The Service will be held at St Pauls Church Moore Lane Kersal Salford and the Chaplain General of the British Army will give the address.  Afterwards all are invited to the Home for Afternoon Tea.


Broughton House Fundraising Event

Sat 27 Oct


The venue for the Black Tie Dinner (the main fundraising event for the Home) will be notified at a later date.  The Home will be looking for Raffle Prizes and items for the Auction.  It is through the Raffle and Auction that the main income is derived.



Remembrance Sunday

1 Nov 10.50am


Broughton House Christmas Fair

Sun 9 Dec 2pm – 4pm


Once again we look forward to hosting the Fair in the Home.  Last years effort by the Staff and Volunteers was tremendous and we hope to deliver another entertaining and enjoyable event.



In Memoriam



It was with great sadness that we bade a sad farewell to members of our community who have passed away.  They will be fondly remembered:










(May they rest in peace)



Assistance to Broughton House

As a Charity it is vital that Broughton House can raise the funds necessary to deliver a quality of service befitting our ex-service community.  Having spent £51K recently and planning the next infrastructure task (the replacement of windows circa £60K) and this to be followed by the upgrade of the heating and power system (circ £95K) it is essential that Broughton House is able to call on the help and support of relatives and friends.



What do we need?

The Home has many needs and donations of money are just one.  We would also like to have a pool of volunteers who we can call upon to assist with things such as escorting residents to Hospital and taking people to the Park.  This type of help is always in short supply and if you can assist please contact: Charge Nurse Andrew Forkin (0161 740 2737) with your availability.




Contact details:

Chief Executive: 0161 740 2737Mobile: 07590768280 E

Registered Manager: 0161 740 2737:  Activities Co-ordinator:  0161 740 2737