Skye wo­man is awarded BEM

The Oban Times - - News -

A WO­MAN from Skye has been recog­nised in the New Year Hon­ours List.

Mar­jory Jag­ger has been awarded the Bri­tish Em­pire Medal (BEM) for ser­vices to young peo­ple and the com­mu­nity in the in­ner He­brides.

The ac­co­lade has been given largely for her work as man­ager with Skye and Lochalsh Young Car­ers (SLYC).

Ac­cord­ing to the SLYC, 16 years ago Mar­jory was ap­proached by a young carer ask­ing about ser­vices avail­able to young car­ers lo­cally. Af­ter re­search high­lighted a lack of sup­port in the area, Mar­jory set up a group for six young­sters. The or­gan­i­sa­tion now sup­ports more than 60 young car­ers ev­ery year.

A spokesper­son from SLYC said they were be­yond de­lighted and ex­tremely proud of Mar­jory adding: ‘Mar­jory is un­tir­ing in her work with and for the young­sters. They en­joy a weekly group suited to their age and a fun respite out­ing each school hol­i­day. She has done a great deal to raise aware­ness of the needs of young car­ers and has taken the lead in fundrais­ing and in com­plet­ing very de­mand­ing ma­jor fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tions.’

Mar­jory Jag­ger, BEM.

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