Last Thursday, 28th July, nine of the residents up at Jersey Cheshire Home, along with their carers got to sail across the water to enjoy a day trip in France. Amanda, Jono, Oscar, Jacqui, Sue, Anita, Snowy, Irene & Nick all had a wonderful time and we’re grateful to the accompanying staff for dedicating their time and effort to make the day such a success.
Once the vans were loaded with all the necessary supplies (and residents!) they made their way down to the harbour to catch the Condor across the water. Everyone tucked into croissants and bacon rolls on the crossing and once docked in St Malo the group made their way inland to Pleugueneuc where they enjoyed a trip to La Bourbansais Zoo. The weather was kind and the park well laid out for wheelchairs so everyone had a wonderful day exploring the park and admiring the variety of animals on show, as well as indulging in ice creams.
There was time after the zoo for a spot of shopping and an early dinner just outside St Malo before it was time to get the boat back to St Helier. It was a long day but Anita Despres, Activities Coordinator explained what a wonderful time they all had.
It’s not often that further afield day trips on this scale can be arranged (especially when passports are involved), so it was a welcomed experience for all involved. Whilst JCH residents are given the chance to go on holiday every two years it isn’t possible for all to take advantage of the opportunity due to the level of care required, so for some of those on the trip to France it was a rare foreign voyage, albeit brief.