Jordan Willsher was a dedicated Saints fan, who was a committed part of our Saints4Sport project and was loved by all that knew him. Jordan sadly and unexpectedly passed away in August 2018 at just 23 years old, and soon afterwards it was decided that an award would be given out each year in order to help keep Jordan’s memory alive.
Overcoming adversity. Celebrating success. This is exactly what this year’s Jordan Willsher Award winner, which was awarded at our Charity Dinner, has achieved. And he is one of our own.
Jack Dyer, an apprentice with the Health team, works alongside our older adults throughout the city, engaging with them and making sure their experience is as good as it can be whilst helping to deliver sessions.
Before that, Jack was a Saints Works participant. He joined us without any direction, but with the assistance of our staff he has been able to make huge strides and support our community – honouring the Jordan Willsher Award in the process.
Talking about winning the award, a shocked Jack explained: “It feels fantastic. To be working for Saints Foundation is a great honour.
“When I was down and out and I didn’t really know what was going on with myself and Dave Warnes (Saints Works project officer) helped me get back on my feet with things like street football and gave me great opportunities.
“Everyone in the Foundation does a fantastic job and what we do for the community is really outstanding. To be a part of that, and to drive that forward, is fantastic.”
Jack, the second recipient of the award after Saints4Sport participant Rich Ford, is now looking forward to pushing on with his apprenticeship, which will hopefully to further possibilities within Saints Foundation.
Want to see more of why Jack was nominated for the award? Watch the video below: