Jersey Cheshire Home have been given a cash boost towards a new Community Centre, a safe, inclusive and accessible facility for everyone to use.
Jersey Freemasons have made a grant of £10K which will help pay for a member of staff to manage the Community Centre which is due to open later this year.
Jersey Cheshire Home is working with other local charities to create the best possible inside and outside space to support the needs of islanders.
This year Jersey Cheshire Home celebrates its 40th birthday and it’s also a big year for the Freemasons. 2023 marks the tercentenary of the Book of Constitutions – the Freemasons book of rules, first published in 1723.
Graham Spence, the Head of Jersey Freemasons said, “We are, once again, delighted to be supporting Jersey Cheshire Home, in the essential service they provide in our community.”
Donna Abel, CEO Jersey Cheshire Home said, “We are hugely grateful to Jersey Freemasons for their very generous grant. The Community Centre will be an amazing new space for our residents to use as well as the wider community and we look forward to the day that it opens and brings everyone together.”
Jersey Cheshire Home is the only residential facility on the island caring solely for adults with disabilities. It costs just over £3 million per year to run, just over £8,300 a day.
The main picture shows Tim Dallas Chapman (left) and Donna Abel (right).