11 March, 2007

A Heroine amongst us

Gulf News is running a worthy campaign to recognise Everyday Heroes - people in the UAE who work behind the scenes contributing their time, experience and value to help others and be of positive influence in the community.

Among those recognised is Jayne Winstanley - our very own Jayne with a Why - blogger and raconteur of wit, humour and bloody good jokes, interspersed with tales of Grandma and life in the varied, numerous countries in which she has lived.

For those of you who have had the pleasure of meeting her, Jayne is one blogger whose blog truly reflects her personality - straight-up, humorous, intelligent, and damn good value!

She has often written in her blog of her times spent as a volunteer at a centre caring for mentally and physically handicapped people in Abu Dhabi, and it's for this remarkable work that she is being honoured.

Anyone who has worked with the physically and mentally impaired will understand what fortitude this takes, and how you have to be so mentally strong to cope with the joy, frustration, sadness, happiness and the multitude of other emotions that caring for these people can invoke in their ablebodied caregivers.
Jayne has just the right balance of compassion and humour to do it.

CONGRATULATIONS Jayne, kudos to Mike for nominating you, and well done to Gulf News for recognising outstanding UAE citizens working in the background to make a difference.

GN Article on Jayne
GN Article on Everyday Heroes
Nominate people for Everyday Heroes


A world of Symphony said...

Thanks to NZM for this excellent write-up on Jayne *thumbs-up*

Congratulations Jayne for this well-earned recognition.

Community service is never easy especially those associated with the physically and mentally impaired. I can only imagine what all you're doing for these people, I can only pray that they draw from your inspiration and courage and live their lives one day at a time.

You deserve every bit of the nice words written here by NZM :)

Seabee said...

I agree, applause all round.

Anonymous said...

3 Cheers to all of those mentioned in Gulf News!

On a side note, has anyone noticed how 3 of those may actually be doing something "illegal"?
The "crimes" are offering rides to friends, washing neighborhood cars, and teaching without getting permission from MoE.

Funny how helping others may actually be "illegal"

secretdubai said...

Congratulations to Jayne! She has a great blog and it is lovely to see her recognised for all her work in this way.

Prometheus said...

Congratulations to Jayne. We salute your noble work. And thanks to NZM for the heads-up.

trailingspouse said...
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trailingspouse said...

Well done, Jayne! Great to see you getting some recognition for all your good work. Thanks NZM for joining up the dots . . . I read the article but didn't make the connection.

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Jin said...

Thank you, dankie, shukran, arigato, merci, zikomo kwambile, nyabonga........fanks everybody for the wonderful messages :-)

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