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Helping Wings are delighted that its 2015 flying scholarship, sponsored by Ports of Jersey, has been awarded to 15 years old Chakotay Wood.
Chakotay who is in his first year of GCSEs at Le Rocquier School has received £2000 of flying training with the Jersey Aero Club under the watchful eye of chief flying Instructor James Evans.

Although not expected to flying solo within this time, Chakotay is hoping not only to complete his flying licence but his dream is to become a commercial pilot.
Chakotay, who suffers from Congenital Scoliosis and Spinal Dysraphism, has had regular visits to Great Ormond Street since he was 18 months old. He has had three operations and in Chakotay’s words….is now full of nuts and bolts in his spine!

Many congratulations to Chakotay and all our very best wishes with his flying.

Name of Organisation: Sanctuary Trust

Brief Description of Activities: Sanctuary Trust provides shelter, sanctuary and accommodation to men facing crisis in their lives whether through homelessness, economic hardship, addiction issues, domestic abuse, mental health issues or a combination of any of these problems. Staff work with clients to resolve immediate issues and then in the longer-term help the men back into society as fully-functioning and contributing members of our community ideally in employment and independent accommodation. The charity provides accommodation to a total of 24 men in two different properties and also provides outreach services and a weekly soup kitchen, open to all in need.

Paid Position: Part Time Fundraiser – salary and hours negotiable

Brief Description of Duties: Fund raising and dealing with PR for the organisation. We are looking for a self-motivated, pro-active, enthusiastic person with excellent communication skills who is able to work on their own initiative and be part of a small hardworking team. Knowledge of use of social media is a decided advantage

Contact Details: please e mail a CV to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Advocate Chris Renouf, at chris.renouf@ogier.com

On Saturday 20th June all nine of our beach wheelchairs will be on St Aubin bay for the Collas Crill Island walk to assist anyone with limited mobility to take part in this great Island event and cross the finishing line in style!

If you, or someone you know, thinks they might like to join the challenge then please let me know on beachability@hotmail.co.uk or call 07797 935088.

Charity offers help with Emergency Funding
Community Savings believes that many islanders in need are not aware of the financial support that the charity can offer through its Emergency Funding Scheme. The scheme is designed to provide emergency support or small scale but potentially life-changing loans and grants to those who are unable to access the necessary funding elsewhere.
They are keen that people should be aware of the scheme which operates at a very low interest level, usually about 1%, rather than see them turn to potentially extortionate pay day loans. Awards are usually in the range of £300 - £1000 and there are no charges involved in setting them up. Ideally applicants should be registered customers of Community Savings but exceptions can be made.
In the past grants have been awarded for rental deposits; dental work; baby equipment; funding to purchase workclothes to return to work including workboots for a building site worker and airfares to visit ill family members but any genuine need is considered.
Full details of the scheme can be found on the website www.communitysavings.org.je or by calling 737555 and speaking to an adviser.