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Hungerford Care Home’s canal boat trip with the Bruce’s Trust

hungerford boat trip - Residents Robert, Elizabeth, Jean and Audrey enjoy their day

On 19th September, Hungerford Care home in Berkshire enjoyed a fantastic day out on the canal boat. Invited by the Hungerford Rotary Club who hired the boat called Rebecca, they went along to Hungerford Dock and enjoyed a glorious trip on the water all the way to Froxfield! Everybody enjoyed sitting back to relax whilst admiring the nature views all along the way. Two residents even sat out on the prow of the boat for almost the whole trip, with the wind in their hair and a smile on their face!

As many residents hadn’t been on a boat trip for a long time or ever before, it was a great chance for them to reminisce times they have enjoyed on the water. Special thanks to Hungerford Rotary Club and the Bruce’s Trust for making it happen!

Magic Moments Club Co-ordinator, Frances said, “It was a fantastic experience for all who went! We would like to thank Bruce’s trust for the use of their boat and all the members of Hungerford Rotary Club who volunteered for the day and to create this wonderful magic moment for our residents.”

At Hungerford Care Home we believe in living life to the full. That’s why we’re passionate about creating vibrant, stimulating activities that will help our residents to love every day. We call them ‘Magic Moments’.

Every brighterkind home now has a Magic Moments Club which provides a vast range of activities and fun things to do that are open to all of our residents. The idea behind Magic Moments is that just because someone moves into a care home doesn't mean that the things they love doing should suddenly stop – quite the contrary, we believe our residents should have the opportunity to love every day, by doing the things that they have always loved as well as trying new things along the way.

Hungerford Care Home is located in Hungerford Newtown, Berkshire and provides ​dementia carenursing carepalliative care and respite care.


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