Charities & Communities
25 Jan 21

Pride of Jersey - Angel of the Year

Ravenscroft has supported the Pride of Jersey Awards, organised by the Jersey Post, since they launched in 2016 and you can find out more about the awards here. We sponsor the Angel of the Year category to recognise nurses, doctors and health workers who dedicate their careers to looking after not only islanders' wellbeing but in many cases saving lives.

The 2020 awards ceremony was postponed due to coronavirus and will be held as soon as social distancing rules in Jersey allow it.

The three finalists are:

  • Eighty-year-old Mo (Maurice) Marquer who was nominated by Stephen McGrath for his volunteering at Jersey Hospice Care. Mo comforts residents by telling tales, reading stories and playing cards and board games with them. Mo has also been involved in the Jersey Hospice Care Dragon Boat Festival, completed a volunteering trip to Uganda and raised money by completing the Around the Island Walk an incredible 10 times.

  • Janni Boon, who was nominated by his mother, Samantha Boon, works full-time at Skills Jersey, helping young islanders to find a sense of purpose. Janni also works in the evenings and weekends for Autism Jersey, helps young adults through working with Children’s Services, and has given up time on Christmas Day to work as a volunteer for the Samaritans.

  • Marge McFarlane works for Mencap, helping people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. She is a support worker to Alicia Mead, who nominated her for going above and beyond to listen and give advice. Marge has also helped other charities such as Healing Waves, which runs sea-based activities for disabled people, and Tommy’s the Baby Charity.