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Home Cheshire Tamarin


A West Coast institution that needs your help!

C heshire Home Tamarin opened its doors in 1964 to care for male survivors of a polio epidemic in Mauritius. 57 years later, it’s home to 17 disabled men and women. The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Ginette Lan Yee Chiu, tells us what makes this place so special. “We’re not like any other home in Mauritius”, says Ginette with pride. “We want to give our residents a voice and a life that’s actually enjoyable”. Since she took over in 1977 after managing the Mauritius Red Cross for years, Ginette has made it hermission togive the residentsmore agency. They learn new skills, they exercise, and their opinions and preferences matter. For instance, they get to choose what to eat on special occasions (“a barbecue!”, as someoneonce instructedGinette) andwhat gifts theywould like for Christmas. Before the COVID crisis, they enjoyed regular outings and events – and once even made it to Rodrigues!

But Ginette and her team are now facing financial difficulties. Between changes to CSR laws and the pandemic, which prevents them from organising fundraising events such as bingo nights, they are having to rely only on government assistance to provide for their residents and pay their carers.

Help Cheshire Home! Want to help? You canmake a financial contribution but also donate second-hand clothes, accessories and even make-up! If you have the time, why not lend a helping hand in the vegetable patch, give someone ahaircut or teach the residents anewskill? COVIDpermitting, lending the home your car for an outing or pushing one of the residents to Sunday mass in a wheelchair are great ways to help too!

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