The holiday was funded by money raised at Jewish Care’s Pro Am Golf Day 2015 as well as by donations from The Shoresh Charitable Trust, The Childwick Trust along with generous donations from individuals and families in the community and residents’ own families.
Leonard Rose who is a resident of Otto Schiff Home said, “The cruise was well organised and the crew and the staff on board were very helpful. It was wonderful to see the sea and good to go on holiday together. The highlight was the Madness tribute band ‘Badness’, they were fantastic!”
Marietta Adami who lives at Rela Goldhill at Otto Schiff for younger people with physical or sensory disabilities added, “It was another amazing experience with my friends, I love cruises, they are my favourite holiday!”
Jewish Care’s Susan Nahum said, “Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the residents are able to go on holiday. The holidays enable residents to visit places and do things they don’t normally get to do and give them something to look forward to. It is not only the residents who benefit greatly from these holidays, for staff it gives them an opportunity to have a shared experience with residents, away from the day to day caring roles. It was also fantastic to have volunteer, Lauren Kraftman on the trip with us. We are all still buzzing from this holiday, it really was wonderful.”