A FUN day aboard a specially-adapted narrowboat has been hosted and funded by the Whitchurch Rotary Club.

Shropshire Council worked with the club to offer a day out for five carers and five cared-for people on the Lyneal Trust's Shropshire Lady narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal in Ellesmere.

Cecilia Motley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult social care, public health and communities, praised the event.


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    She said: “Everyone aboard enjoyed a wonderful day out thanks to Whitchurch Rotary.

    “This is the second trip they have organised this year, and the third one in total, and I know they are valued by both the guests and our team.

    “Whitchurch Rotary has shown great generosity and I am pleased that the guests, who are all known to our team and have ongoing support from Shropshire Council, were able to benefit.”

    Two members of Shropshire Carers support team were also on board and enjoyed cruising the canal ahead of a lunch break at Whixall Marina Café.

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    Cecilia added: “Skipper Chris, who is a Rotary member, praised his ‘first mates’ who negotiated the locks with ease despite the wet weather which failed to dampen anyone’s spirits.”

    Shropshire Carers is a dedicated carers support team at Shropshire Council, providing information, advice and support to adult carers of adults which may be useful for the 18-25 age group who are young adult carers.

    Their vision is to enable carers to live their best lives by providing timely and quality information and support.