The Whiteley Association was established in 1990 as Jersey’s first businesswomen’s networking group. It is a flourishing network with over 90 members who are decision makers, directors, professionals and business owners from a wide range of fields.
The name “The Whiteley Association” came as a result of our very first and subsequent meetings which were held in Whiteley Chambers, Don Street. Linda Williams proposed that the group be called Whiteley 90 with the idea of growing the networking group to 90 members by the millennium, this was agreed by all the initial members. By early 1991 we had sufficient members that we needed to hold our meetings at a hotel in St Helier.
We believe in the benefits of collaboration, communication and support. The Association provides the opportunity for women leaders to meet their peers in a non-competitive environment.
The current Whiteley Association committee are:
- Julia Williams – Chair
- Martha Bernstein – Hon. Treasurer
- Ceri Tinley – Hon. Secretary
- Emma Mourant – President
- Advocate Rose Colley
- Kate Huntington
- Hilary Jeune
- Anne King
While the purpose of the association is not to fundraise, monies raised from events throughout the year are donated to local charity JAYF – Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship.
JAYF – PROVIDING HOMES FOR YOUNG ADULTS SINCE 1961
JAYF’s mission is to provide safe, affordable, supervised short and medium term accommodation to young adults between the ages of 18 – 25 who might otherwise be homeless in Jersey.
JAYF believes a young person’s circumstances should not define their future and that given the right support, everyone can reach their true potential. Established in 1961, JAYF has been standing alongside youth in need in Jersey, offering real hope that has lasting impact.
Currently, JAYF has 5 hostels, offering supervised bedsit or small studio type accommodation for 29 residents. Their aim is to build a positive environment where issues connected to homelessness can be addressed.
They cooperate and affiliate with like-minded organisations to support the coordination of Jersey’s homeless strategy. They are independent of government, with funds coming from the rent of residents, fundraising events, targeted grants and the generous public and private sector.
Whiteley supports Jeune House specifically which is the house specifically for young women.
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