Jersey volunteers win funding
Young carers in Jersey now have the opportunity to fly high
thanks to Flybe and the people of the community who
voted St John Ambulance as an 'Island
Volunteers are celebrating after winning £5,000 and £5,000 worth
of flight vouchers - voted for by readers of the Jersey
Evening Post. The bursary will be used to kick-start
a Youth carers support programme.
Nigel Truscott, Bailiwick Director at St John Ambulance,
Jersey said: 'Many Islanders have heard of our successful
adult Care support programme. We knew that there was a huge need to
offer support to young carers too.'
He continued: 'This cash award of five thousand pounds will
enable us to offer Care Support Training specifically designed for
young carers and the additional five thousand pound of flight
vouchers given by Flybe will enable them to enjoy respite holidays
in the United Kingdom as many of these carers do not have the
opportunity to have a holiday.'
The award was made following the submission of voting slips in
the Jersey Evening Post and the public were invited to submit their
vote for one good cause out of a short list of three in three
Nigel added: 'We would like to say a huge thank you to the
people of Jersey who voted for this initiative that will help
under-18s who look after physically or mentally ill parents,
disabled siblings, or a parent who abuses drugs or alcohol.
'These courses will be a good device for networking and helping
young people realise that they are not alone. We can’t thank enough
Flybe, the Jersey Evening Post and the Jersey Public who have shown
that it is not just St John Ambulance who care for the carers but
we all do.'