Heather Paterson, is a LGBT+ Columnist for Exposed Magazine, LGBT+ Hub Representative for the Equality Hub Network, and Director and Chair of Libre Digital.
Heather says: “Jay and Jane are always a pleasure to work with. Their genuine passion for social justice, equality and being part of trying to make the world a better place shines through. Jay and Jane are skilled project coordinators and I would recommend them for running projects with your group / organisation. Individually, Jay is a great orator and is a ideal guest speaker with a wealth of experience of the third sector and independent media both here and during his time in Canada, while Jane is a research and evaluation wizz who will provide impressive project evaluations for your funders.”
Sofia says: “Jay and Jane are two of the most ethically minded, caring and positive people I know. They are an inspiration to be around and their good energy is contagious. They know how to make a positive difference in this world. Thank you! They’re good at listening and are full of creativity and positive ideas and they always seem very happy to help.”
Jaimee Reeve – Psychiatric trainee and AFC Unity first team 11-a-side player.
Jaimee says: “I had the pleasure of meeting Jay and Jane via AFC Unity and Solidarity Soccer. At the time of my first training session I was feeling apprehensive having had a negative experience with another football club. Jay and Jane were incredibly welcoming and friendly. They are approachable, professional and highly lovely individuals and they make a great team! Their positive outlook is fab.”
Claire Watkinson – Managing Director & Founder of E.D.E.N Film Productions, founder of Storytellers Wedding Studio, freelance filmmaker, organiser of Transforming Cinema and AFC Unity first team 11-a-side player.
Claire says: “Jane & Jay were instrumental for the set-up of the social enterprise I run, E.D.E.N Film Productions. They helped me understand the basic steps, directed me to useful contacts who helped with the legal aspects and assisted us in successfully applying for funding to run our first project. They provided me with a lot of useful information and points that I have been able to take with me to continue to grow E.D.E.N. Jane has been a fantastic evaluator for the majority of our projects at E.D.E.N. For example, our Heritage Lottery Fund project evaluation which Jane completed was shared with the HLF Development team as a good example of an evaluation, demonstrating her expertise. Jane is extremely thorough, communicates well and meets the deadlines set for each of the evaluations and I would highly recommend her. Alongside this, Jane has been again instrumental for a lot of our successful funding applications helping with the writing, evidence based research and using her experience to help shape the application. I would again recommend her again very highly for funding bid writing assistance. I would specifically recommend Jay & Jane for funding application writing and support, organisational development and legal aspects alongside set-up, evaluations, design work, and social media support and implementation.”