Following treks to discover the mysteries of the Inca in Peru and explore the magic of the ‘the Land of Ice and Fire’, 2013 will see a unique opportunity to discover Kerala and Southern India’s dramatic mountain scenery.
Trekking through a landscape of tea estates, eucalyptus plantations, paddy fields and rain forest, this is sure to be five magical and challenging days in a beautiful part of India.
Not only is this the chance to take part in a unique and magical experience, it is also a chance to contribute to what will be a big year of celebration for the Jersey Cheshire Home with its 30th Anniversary and its aim to raise £300,000 in 2013.
Since 4th January 1983 the Home has been providing vital support for its residents and the wider community of Jersey. Whilst residential support is given to residents of the Home, the facilities and services it offers allow it also to offer these to the wider disabled community, as well as other charities.
“An opportunity not to be missed for both a personal challenge and being part of a greater year of celebration, where bonds are made and we show how great the people of Jersey are in coming together to achieve something that gives so much back,” said Jim Hopley, Chairman of Jersey Cheshire Home, who has registered to take part and successfully explored the magic of Iceland in 2011.
Trekkers will need to train for the Trek, as participants will face both personal and physical challenges. Physically, the trekkers will need to be fit, a stark contrast to the people they will be supporting in this ‘adventure’. With the stunning landscape to be explored, the difficulties of the Trek will be easily overcome by being part of a wider group and the friendships and bonds that are made as a result.
Trekkers must commit to raise at least £1,500 in sponsorship money for the Home in addition to the tour cost, which is expected to be in the region of £1,800 per person.
The ‘Jersey Cheshire Home 30th Anniversary Trek Kerala 2013 Challenge’ is due to take place from Saturday, 9th to Sunday, 17th November 2013 and is open to anyone who is physically fit and over the age of 18 by the date of departure.
For anyone interested in learning more about the Trek there will be a meeting at the Home in Rope Walk, on Wednesday, 26th September 2012 at 6pm.
In the meantime, further information can be found on the Jersey Cheshire Home website: www.jerseycheshirehome.je, or please contact David Lord at: David@jerseycheshirehome.je