When we put a call out asking for Community Hero nominations, we were inundated with names and information about some fantastic residents who stand out in our local area – one such name that shone brightly was that of Jigsaw’s Nickey Price.
Jigsaw (South East), based at East Court in East Grinstead, offers grief support to children and young people who have sadly experienced the loss of a significant family member, through illness, accident, suicide or murder. Team members also work closely with Macmillan to provide support to children and young people who have a family member with a life-limiting condition.
Nickey, the charity’s Operations Manager, was nominated by colleagues who thought that she should be recognised for her hard work within the charity:
“She works above and beyond the call of duty to keep this charity running from top to bottom, personally overseeing every aspect of the charity, including working with local schools and local families,” Office Manager, Natalie Hoare, says.
“She works well over her allotted hours to ensure we are in a position to reach out and support grieving children and those facing the loss of their mummies or daddies (or any loved one) because of a serious illness.”
Community Hero, Nickey, helped to set up Jigsaw South East in 2005, originally as a volunteer. After undertaking extra training, she began working with local families as a Grief Support Worker, offering support to families experiencing traumatic times. Nickey now helps to run the charity, which supports so many children each year.
“Since the branch’s inception 10 years ago, Nickey has shown amazing passion, commitment and dedication to its success,” John Treharne, Chair of Trustees for Jigsaw (South East) adds. “It was Nickey’s foresight, in 2005 that recognised the need for the service provided by Jigsaw4U to be replicated in the South East.”
“From the beginning, Nickey has been very passionate about supporting bereaved children and ensuring they have a chance for a better and happier future. All her hard work, dedication and skills have put the charity onto a sound footing, which will enable the invaluable service our charity provides to continue to flourish and expand.”
Well done Nickey – and thanks to her hardworking team for nominating her!