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Woodstock Residential Care Home residents aboard the Kingfisher

Kingfisher Boat Trip

On Tuesday 22 August some of our residents at Woodstock Residential Care Home enjoyed a trip out on the River Medway on the Kingfisher boat tour.

We enjoyed going down the river at a leisurely pace looking at the beautiful countryside, the boats and the wildlife on the way. It was a relaxing afternoon and we were very lucky with the weather being so gorgeous and sunny!

Everyone loved chatting about the boats we passed down the river, chatting about what our dream boat would be and discussing the names of the boats. On the tour we were amazed to find out a small boat called ‘Daphne’ was used during the war to bring back soldiers from Dunkirk. We were stunned how small the boat was and how many people would have been on it; they told us 40 people used to squeeze on the little boat.

This brought back memories of how some of our residents’ fathers were involved in the war and were even brought home from Dunkirk. It was very interesting sharing these stories and memories and it was lovely to see how proud residents are of their family.

We enjoyed feeding the swans and ducks and loved chatting with a lovely cup of tea. Our residents were lucky enough to be able to have a chance of steering the boat down the river and the smile on their faces were priceless. We even were given a certificate to make it official!

Woodstock would like to thank the Kingfisher Medway Trust for all of their hard work and a big thank you to all their volunteers! It was such a lovely day out and an experience we will treasure.