The Island’s local water supplier has donated £20,000 to support the charity’s work we do with young people.

Southern Water awarded the grant to our transition service for people aged 14-25, who have terminal or life-limiting illnesses. 

The money will help towards funding a nurse for three days a week to support the young adults.

Alex Willumsen, Community Partnerships and Engagement Officer for Southern Water said:

“Our community grant scheme supports those who work to help our customers’ communities thrive. 

“We are very pleased our employee, customer and youth panel who were deciding the awards chose Mountbatten to receive this grant; as this project plays a significant role for the young people who use this service on the Island.”

A young adults’ group meets weekly at Mountbatten, where a host of activities, including art and music sessions, are on offer.

Nigel Harley, CEO at Mountbatten, said: “We are so pleased Southern Water’s youth panel has chosen to award this money to Mountbatten.

‘It can be an anxious time for young people, their families and carers when making the transition from children’s to adult services. These young people often get forgotten about.

“We offer advice and support from a specialist nurse who is available for the Young Adults who are referred. We also offer activities including creative therapies and relaxation, but more importantly, it brings people together, giving the chance to make new friends and grow in confidence and self-esteem.

“This funding will directly benefit young people living on the Island needing the support of our specialist services.”

For more information or to self-refer, contact our Young Adults Service Co-ordinator on (01983) 217370.