Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays


Organising Holidays for Sick and Disabled Guernsey Residents 
  Jumbulances Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays  2000 Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2001 Holiday to Ireland The Costs of the Holidays Fund-raising  Friends of the Guernsey Jumbulance Donations Who can Travel


Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays is a Guernsey charity which works closely with Across, a U K based charity specialising in taking ill and disabled people on holidays and pilgrimages using specially built vehicles known as Jumbulances.

Jumbulances

 

Jumbulances are specially designed coaches like the ones pictured here.  They are fully equipped as ambulances, and are fitted with eight stretchers and 16 seats several of which are fully reclining.   They are also equipped with medical and first aid supplies, toilet facilities, and a kitchen.  They allow ten ill or disabled persons, who are usually known as VIPs, together with volunteers who look after them, to be taken on each trip.  One helper for each VIP travels, together with a Doctor, two nurses and, either a priest or additional helper depending on whether or not the trip is a pilgrimage or a holiday.  These holidays not only benefit the VIPs greatly, but also give their carers and families a break, and the chance of a short holiday themselves.                                                                                                     Top


Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays

In 1986, Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays was set up so that local VIPs could be offered the chance to go on holiday and, since then, a trip has been made every year.  On every second year, this has consisted of a pilgrimage to Lourdes in the Pyrenees.  On the alternate years, suitable destinations in Europe are chosen.  For example, in 1997, ten VIPs were taken to Disneyland Paris.  These were mainly children and young people and they had a wonderful time.

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2000 Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The 2000 pilgrimage to Lourdes took place in May.

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2001 Holiday to Ireland

This year's holiday will be on the west coast of Ireland. The party will travel from Guernsey to Poole by condor Ferries on Friday 8th June and will be picked up by the Jumbulance. They will then travel to Hollyhead with an overnight stop, then cross to Ireland. They will return to the Island on Sunday 17th June.

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The Costs of the Holidays

Each year's trip costs upwards of 500 per person, which means that the minimum  cost of a trip is about 12,000, and the funds are raised by the volunteer helpers.  None of the VIPs are ever required to pay anything towards these costs.
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Fund-raising

Money is raised mainly by holding fund-raising events, organised and run by volunteer helpers, and by donations from individuals and corporate bodies.  The next event will be a "Le Roc", a Rock and Roll evening with tuition, dancing, buffet, and bar.  It will be held at the Vale Douzaine Room on Friday 24th March 2000 at 7:15pm.
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Friends of the Guernsey Jumbulance

In 1997 the Friends of the Guernsey Jumbulance was set up to run fund-raising events and to ease the load of those who also organise the holidays.  However, many of the members of the Friends are also volunteer helpers, all of whom, not only give up a week of their annual leave, but pay their own fares to travel away with the Jumbulance.  Without these helpers, and the generous donations received, these trips would be impossible. Therefore, Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays, and the Friends of the Guernsey Jumbulance are grateful for any help they receive.

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Donations

If you would like to send us a donation, please send it to the Honorary Treasurer, Friends of the Guernsey Jumbulance, "La Cachette", Marette de Haut, St Martin's, GUERNSEY GY4 6JL.

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Who can Travel with us

Although Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays is fundamentally a Roman Catholic organisation, a person's religion is not important. All that matters is that they are ill or disabled, and would benefit from one of our holidays. If you know of any sick or disabled persons who are resident in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, and who would benefit from a holiday with us, please e-mail us at the address below or telephone Mrs Pam Bartlett on 01481 247 357.

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Jumbulances

Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays

2000 Pilgrimage to Lourdes

2001 Holiday to Ireland

The Costs of the Holidays

Fund-raising

Friends of the Guernsey Jumbulance

Donations

Who can travel with us

Contact us at mail to: [email protected]

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This page last updated on 29th February 2000


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Organising Holidays for Sick and Disabled Guernsey Residents 
  Jumbulances    Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays  1999 Jumbulance Holiday 2000 Pilgrimage to Lourdes The Costs of the HolidaysFund-raising   Friends of the Guernsey Jumbulance Who can Travel Donations

 


Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays is a Guernsey charity which works closely with Across, a U K based charity specialising in taking ill and disabled people on holidays and pilgrimages using specially built vehicles known as Jumbulances.

Jumbulances

 

Jumbulances are specially designed coaches like the ones pictured here.  They are fully equipped as ambulances, and are fitted with eight stretchers and 16 seats several of which are fully reclining.   They are also equipped with medical and first aid supplies, toilet facilities, and a kitchen.  They allow ten ill or disabled persons, who are usually known as VIPs, together with volunteers who look after them, to be taken on each trip.  One helper for each VIP travels, together with a Doctor, two nurses and, either a priest or additional helper depending on whether or not the trip is a pilgrimage or a holiday.  These holidays not only benefit the VIPs greatly, but also give their carers and families a break, and the chance of a short holiday themselves.                                                                                                     Top


Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays

In 1986, Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays was set up so that local VIPs could be offered the chance to go on holiday and, since then, a trip has been made every year.  On every second year, this has consisted of a pilgrimage to Lourdes in the Pyrenees.  On the alternate years, suitable destinations in Europe are chosen.  For example, in 1997, ten VIPs were taken to Disneyland Paris.  These were mainly children and young people and they had a wonderful time.

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1999 Jumbulance Holiday

The 1999 trip Pertisau, on Lake Achensee, in Austria took place in May. Further details will be added to this web site later

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2000 Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The 2000 pilgrimage to Lourdes will be leaving Guernsey on Emeraude Lines ferry "Solidor 3" on 12th May 2000. The Jumbulance will pick the party up at St Malo ferry terminal and will drive overnight to Lourdes.

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The Costs of the Holidays

Each year's trip costs upwards of 500 per person, which means that the minimum  cost of a trip is about 12,000, and the funds are raised by the volunteer helpers.  None of the VIPs are ever required to pay anything towards these costs.
Top

Fund-raising

Money is raised mainly by holding fund-raising events, organised and run by volunteer helpers, and by donations from individuals and corporate bodies.  The next event will be a "Le Roc", a Rock and Roll evening with tuition, dancing, buffet, and bar.  It will be held at the Vale Douzaine Room on Friday 24th March 2000 at 7:15pm.
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Friends of the Guernsey Jumbulance

In 1997 the Friends of the Guernsey Jumbulance was set up to run fund-raising events and to ease the load of those who also organise the holidays.  However, many of the members of the Friends are also volunteer helpers, all of whom, not only give up a week of their annual leave, but pay their own fares to travel away with the Jumbulance.  Without these helpers, and the generous donations received, these trips would be impossible. Therefore, Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays, and the Friends of the Guernsey Jumbulance are grateful for any help they receive.

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Donations

If you would like to send us a donation, please send it to the Honorary Treasurer, Friends of the Guernsey Jumbulance, "La Cachette", Marette de Haut, St Martin's, GUERNSEY GY4 6JL.

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Who can Travel with us

Although Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays is fundamentally a Roman Catholic organisation, a person's religion is not important. All that matters is that they are ill or disabled, and would benefit from one of our holidays. If you know of any sick or disabled persons who are resident in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, and who would benefit from a holiday with us, please e-mail us at the address below or telephone Mrs Pam Bartlett on 01481 247 357.

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Jumbulances

Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays

1999 Jumbulance Holiday

2000 Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Costs of the Holidays

Fund-raising

Friends of the Guernsey Jumbulance

Donations

Who can travel with us

Contact us at mail to: [email protected]

Return to the Top
 
 
 




This page last updated on 29th February 2000