A group of Aden Court’s residents and staff, set off on a river boat cruise this month, and thoroughly enjoyed ‘messing about on the river’.

On Wednesday 26 July 2017, Activities Coordinator, Marie Wells, a couple of chaperones, and a small group of residents from Aden Court Care Home, set off on a river boat adventure with the Safe Anchor Trust.

All aboard!

The Safe Anchor Trust, in partnership with The Canal & River Trust, and Kirklees Council, is an award winning charity providing trips on the Huddersfield waterways, particularly for groups require who mobility aids, or who are in ill health. The Trust runs four passenger boats, two of which have full wheelchair accessibility.

Not letting the damp weather put them off, the crew ‘set sail’ from Shepley Bridge Marina, in Mirfield, and travelled in a north-easterly direction, along the River Calder towards Brighouse.

A group of Aden Court’s residents and staff, set off on a riverboat cruise this month, and thoroughly enjoyed ‘messing about on the river’.

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Halfway through the journey, the sun came out, so they moored the boat and took the opportunity to have a picnic. After lunch, they continued their journey up stream and navigated through two locks along the man-made channel.

Everyone relished the chance at ‘being Captain’ and steering the boat, which was a fun and unusual experience. Marie said “All the residents and chaperones had a fantastic day out, despite the bad weather start. The sun finally came out for us, and we all enjoyed the beautiful scenery. We took lots of pictures and all the residents want to go again.”