Jersey Cheshire Home has announced that their CEO is in the running for an IoD Director of the Year award.
Donna Abel (pictured) has been shortlisted for Third Sector Director of the Year alongside Cris Lakeman from Every Child Our Future and Beth Moore from Jersey Recovery College.
The twelfth IoD awards celebrate the achievements and excellence of individual leaders and recognise those who rose to the challenge of the pandemic.
Donna Abel, CEO Jersey Cheshire Home said: “I am absolutely thrilled and very humbled to be shortlisted in such a great category. It takes an incredible amount of teamwork, hard work, delivery and passion to get to a place where we are being recognised by industry leaders. It is so rewarding to receive such great external recognition for what we are doing at Jersey Cheshire Home.
As one of many great charities supporting islanders this public recognition will help to raise our external profile and show islanders that we are here to support them on Island in a professional and compassionate way as and if they need us.
“I am extremely proud and feel privileged to be leading a wonderful team of selfless individuals to really care and work tirelessly with compassion and courage everyday 365 days a year to fulfil our mission of enhancing lives of disabled Islanders.”
Jersey Cheshire Home is the only residential facility on the island caring solely for adults with disabilities.
Donna added: “We are very proud of the work we do and how we continue to support Islanders who have a disability following an accident, stroke or incurable disease. Jersey Cheshire Home has been supporting some of the most vulnerable Islanders for almost 40 years and it is simply wonderful that we are emerging from the shadows and being recognised for the amazing work we joyfully do when caring for disabled islanders. This is a real badge of honour for me, thank you.”
Winners of the coveted industry awards will be announced at a black-tie ceremony at the Royal Yacht Hotel in November.