This year we are appealing for donations to help make our disabled residents dreams come true, no matter how big or small those dreams might be!
The individuals we care for all suffer with severe physical disabilities that dramatically reduce and even bring to an end their ability to get out and enjoy life. Cheshire Home would like to do all we can to enhance our resident’s lives and to try and make their dreams come true, but we need support from the public to make these dreams a reality.
So far we have made 3 of our residents dreams come true; Peter Riley has got to see his team Manchester United play live in the FA Cup ¼ finals, Val Baudet has had a professional ballet recital performed for her up at JCH, and Paul Noke has got to go backstage with The Who tribute band ‘Sensation’
These dreams don’t all cost a lot of money to make happen but regardless of cost, they go a long way to bringing happiness to each individual.
Over the coming months we have many more dreams we want to help our residents to realise and so we are appealing for the public’s support to make them happen. Below are just a few of these dreams, but you’ll find the full list on our website, along with information on how to donate www.jerseycheshirehome.je/appeals/residents-dreams
Bernadette Young has been a resident at JCH for the past 4 years, having suffered a stroke back in 2010. She is wheelchair bound due to a weakening on the right side of her body. Bernie has been dreaming for a long while about going out for a romantic meal with Senior Staff Nurse Nabel, who is only happy to oblige. We want to make it perfect for Bernie, so to get her ready for her big night out we’ll be taking her shopping for a new dress and then to the salon to get her hair and nails done. For the main event where else would we send them than to The Atlantic for a beautiful sunset meal, chauffeur driven of course! The cost of making Bernie’s dream come true is £250.
Amanda Lewis has been suffering with renal failure for a number of years. She came to live at JCH just 8 months ago when her condition deteriorated to the point that she needed to be in a wheelchair full time. Despite her failing health and the interminable dialysis she has to undergo, she has an extremely positive attitude and a great deal of determination. Amanda would love to do a sky dive and certainly won’t be letting her illness get in the way of achieving this lifelong ambition. She’ll be jumping out of a plane with a qualified instructor at 8,000ft to experience some truly stunning views! The cost of making Amanda’s dream come true is £330.
Jackie Tyler has been a Cheshire Home resident since 2000 and has suffered with progressive Multiple Sclerosis for the last 25 years, in addition to which she has a history of T.I.A (mini strokes). She regularly enjoys Aquatherapy as a form of relaxation and to aid her mobility. Aware that her MS is continuing to progress Jackie would like to achieve her dream as soon as possible – this dream is to ride on the back of a motorbike along the 5 mile road with the wind in her hair. However her condition means the bike (or trike) would need to have a rear seat with a back rest in order that she could be safely strapped in, so we are desperately searching for an appropriate vehicle and willing driver to make her dream come true. It’s tricky to put a price on Jackie’s dream until a vehicle can be found and any public help in finding such a vehicle would be gratefully received.
To make a donation towards any of these dreams or for more information on the appeal please follow this link www.jerseycheshirehome.je/appeals/residents-dreams or call us on 285858.
All at Jersey Cheshire Home are extremely appreciative for any support the public are able to offer – please remember your donation will quite literally help to make our residents dreams come true.