Lourdes 2011

Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by wert, Sep 4, 2010.

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  1. IMP Lourdes
    Hi Lads & Lassies, Partners too.
    Were you one of the lucky ones who have been to the IMP at Lourdes? Did you accept an invitation to join the veterans up at Hosanna House BBQ on the Sunday Evening?
    Folks it's Pay Back Time.
    I am looking for your help for a week next year [May 2011] to become a helper/companion to either an ex service lady or gentleman who is disadvantaged by your standards. Obviously there are lots of questions you would want to have answered before you commit yourself and the best I can suggest is to visit our web site at Home - JSHHG 507. One last thing I must make it clear that it is not a holiday for you, as the 'VIP' allocated to you will be hoping for your attention 24/7. Depending on their circumstances this could be looking after him and his luggage in transit, cutting up his food, helping him to get dressed, perhaps if limbless helping him to wash and of course if he has problems walking - giving him a push in a wheelchair but you are sure to be having a beer together in our own bar, in the evenings.
    If that hasn't frightened you off then it's a good start, CO's are generally helpful as it will be classed as (CLM) Command leadership and management Training, the week will not come off your annual leave [I hope] and three quarters of the funding for the week can be found from service charities.
    Hope to see you at Exeter Airport in May 2011, together with your other 44 travelling companions. Have a look at jshhg507.com
    Contact details on the web site, and thanks for looking.
    WERT at Joint Services Hosanna House Group 507
  2. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    my auntie went to Lourdes in 1968. She was in a wheelchair and went with our local Parish .
    they had primitive winches in those days so she was lifted wheelchair and all into the pool.

    She was lucky she had a miracle !!

    she couldn't walk but the chair got new tyres .