The best chance of a lifetime
When Mikey Page came across a printing plate which had the name BG Romerils, he knew he had to donate it to his employers. In return, they offered to make a donation to a charity of his choice. He didn’t hesitate to choose the Jersey Employment Trust, who helped him find a job 13 years ago.
He has been working at Romerils as a scanner / administrator ever since. In 2008 he was made a member of permanent staff after a period of work experience.
‘JET made a huge difference because they were the ones that actually gave me a reason to go out, to go to Oakfield where I could see different people and practise my computer skills, otherwise I would have been at home doing nothing,’ he said. ‘I was born with cerebral palsy, and a brain injury also led on to epilepsy when I was about two. I’ve had numerous different operations to keep me mobile. The team here are absolutely fantastic. It’s my second home for 15 hours a week.’
Romerils’ People Services Manager Sadie Johnson said: ‘We were delighted when Mikey brought in the printing plate. What a great piece of history returned to us! We plan on having it cleaned up and displayed so everyone else can enjoy it, too. We are proud to have worked with JET for many years now and are so grateful to them helping us find great additions to the team, like Mikey, who is one of the longer serving and very valued members of the team.’
Mikey added: ‘If it wasn’t for JET and Romerils willing to give me a chance in life, which I’m still very grateful for 13 years later, and a sprinkling of my own determination, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I donated the money to JET as a thank you for giving me the best chance of a lifetime.