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Lark Hill Cruises Down the River Trent

24th October, 2011

Lark Hill Village residents, staff and volunteers have enjoyed a trip along the River Trent in Nottingham, despite the inclement weather!

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They were aboard the Nottingham Crusader, one of two boats provided by St John's Ambulance for a small donation.

The trip was organised for Lark Hill's Music for You Group. This is a group which uses music to help people living with dementia, as part of the Enriched Opportunities Programme®. This is used in a number of locations across The ExtraCare Charitable Trust.

EOP Locksmith® Justine Hallam planned the event for the 22 residents. They enjoyed an ice cream and walk near the river before the weather turned wet and windy. The captain then welcomed them onboard and everyone ate their picnic in the warmth of the boat.

Some intrepid explorers went out on the deck with the wind and rain blowing in their faces. Justine and Team Leader Jennie even relived a "Titanic moment" by standing on the front of the boat and leaning into the wind!

Justine said: "Everybody enjoyed the trip and we put our photos together on a DVD with the background song "I am sailing" by Rod Stewart."

The trip was funded through monies kindly donated by the Lark Hill residents who support the EOP®.

Were you on the trip? Tell us about it on Facebook!

For further information, please contact:

Lucy Henson, PR officer
0789 105 3062
lucy.henson@extracare.org.uk