Jayne James is a former BBC Wales newsreader, who joined the corporation at the age of 20 as a production secretary. After moving to Television news, she trained as a journalist and went on to read the whole spectrum of Wales Today news bulletins at Wales Today for more than 27 years.
She retired as a broadcast/journalist in 2012 and opened a womenswear boutique called Loulou at Pyle Garden Centre, owned by her husband’s family. She’s also responsible for the day-to-day running of the Garden centre restaurant and helps run the marketing/PR arm of the Pyle Garden Village.
A committed charity-fundraiser for nearly 30 years, she is currently Vice-chair and Trustee of the Women in Wales committee, which has raised over 800,000 for Save the Children over the past 24 years.
Ty Elis – a Mental health counselling and psychotherapy charity based in Porthcawl.
KPC – a Youth and Community charity based in Kenfig Hill.
MPCT – The Motivational Preparation College for Training
As High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan 2015/2016, she spent time during her year in office supporting the Crown, Judiciary, Emergency services and Voluntary organisations. Fundraising activities continued, in addition to raising the profile of the High Sheriff office by talking to school students across the county.
Jayne is a supporter of MPCT and its values in motivating young people and is proud to be named a patron.