New Lieutenant Governor becomes home Patron and praises team effort during visit

JERSEY’S new Lieutenant Governor has decided to keep up the tradition and accept the role as Patron of Jersey Cheshire Home during his five year tenure of office.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton and Lady Dalton paid their first visit to the home on Wednesday 19 April to familiarise themselves with the work done here. And they were impressed, so much so that Sir Stephen took it upon himself to send a letter afterwards praising the work of the team.

The Lieutenant Governor also recognised the extent of the £2 million Big Build challenge that we face in trying to raise the funds to pay for an extension and new facilities for the home.

He said that it was a ‘real pleasure’ to visit the home and said that he and Lady Dalton had the ‘very strong impression of a team that is delivering bright and caring support’. Sir Stephen also said he would like to add his praise and gratitude to nursing manager Ann Appleton and her team for their outstanding work.

In respect of the Big Build, he said that while he was  already well aware of how generous Jersey people can be, he said he did not underestimate how difficult the fundraising effort is likely to be.

‘I would hope that, as your Patron, I will be able to do my bit in helping to identify the excellent work that the Jersey Cheshire Home consistently delivers and, in doing so, help to highlight the value and importance of people’s continuing financial support for the charity,’ wrote Sir Stephen in his letter to general manager David Lord.

Pictures of the Lieutenant Governor’s visit to the home are supplied courtesy of the Jersey Evening Post, which retains copyright. These images must not be reproduced or used for any other purpose.