Like the rest of the charitable sector, 2020 has been a tough year for the Jersey Cheshire Home with regards to fundraising plans. However, the charity is now looking to recruit participants for its 2021 charity trek to Borneo via an online information event taking place on 4 November.
The charity has already run seven treks prior to this planned adventure which together have raised in excess of £300,000 and have enabled trekkers to experience some of the most amazing world wonders including Machu Picchu and Petra. Now more than ever, these treks are vital in helping to ensure the charity can continue to support those within the local community who require specialist residential care. The Jersey Cheshire Home continues to be the only residential facility on the island caring solely for around 28 physically disabled adults, 24 hours a day.
The charity receives no direct government funding and costs around £2.5 million a year to run, which equates to around £7,000 a day.
It is hoped that the 2021 trek, scheduled for October, will raise over £70,000 for the Jersey Cheshire Home – sufficient funding to run the home for ten consecutive days. Those taking on the adventure, will spend nights in hammocks under the jungle canopy, trek through villages and learn native survival techniques, not to mention take in some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife that Indonesia has to offer.
“We are aware of the continuing restrictions imposed by the current pandemic, but we are optimists and for our long-term sustainability we need to put plans into action to start recruiting eager trekkers for 2021, “ stated David Lord, General Manager at the Jersey Cheshire Home. “Every trek so far has also provided participants with a unique, sometimes life changing experience. They are a great opportunity to meet new people, experience new cultures and to challenge yourself in ways you didn’t know you could. We have built in a contingency date for the scheduled trip and will revisit the situation early in 2021 to decide whether the trek needs to be moved to 2022,” he confirmed
The online recruitment eventing takes place on 4 November at 18:00 and is open to anyone wishing to find out more about the trek. To register your interest for the online event, please contact the Jersey Cheshire Home either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (01534) 285858