Digital copy of Exhibit [ML]19: Emails from former residents of Les Chênes Residential School to Mario Lundy expressing their support for Mr Lundy in light of allegations made against him. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Mario Lundy's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 6 September 2015 [C/D/AW2/B3/29/WS000587].

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December 11th 2007 - February 4th 2015

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• Email dated 6 July 2009 to Mario Lundy titled Support. Expresses their support for Mario Lundy in light of allegations made against him by other former residents at Les Chênes, commenting on their own experiences of Mr Lundy and the help he gave them. • Email dated 11 December 2007 titled LES CHENES. Forwarded to Mario Lundy on 7 July 2014. Refers to discussion in the JEP [Jersey Evening Post] regarding homes and institutions in Jersey, detailing her own experiences as a resident at Les Chênes under the management of individuals including Mr M Lundy. Includes details about her home situation and an overview of his history in care at Haut de la Garenne and La Préférence before moving to Les Chênes. Provides a positive account of her time at Les Chênes, particularly citing the work of staff including Mr [Tom] McKeon, Mr [Mario] Lundy and Mrs [Monique] Webb. Includes comments about the points system, staffing system, other children in residence and reflections on her time at Les Chênes. • Email dated 6 October 2009 to Mario Lundy titled No escaping. Relays a conversation with an inmate about their experiences at Grainville [School], referring to the inmate having spoken fondly of his time there and in particular of Mr Lundy. • Email dated 4 February 2015 to the Editor of the Jersey Evening Post titled Allegations Against Mario Lundy. Forwarded to Mario Lundy on 4 February 2015. Describes being horrified to read allegations against Mario Lundy in the Jersey Evening Post, stating that he spent three and a half years at Les Chênes Residential School whilst Mr Lundy was the Deputy Principal. Includes positive recollections of Mr Lundy, particularly his influence on his athletics career in Australia. States that he did not witness or experience any physical or emotional abuse from Mr Lundy whilst at Les Chênes, refuting comments made about Mr Lundy in an article. • Email dated 23 June 2014 to ESC [Education, Sport and Culture] Reception titled FAO: Mario Lundy. Wishes Mr Lundy a happy retirement and best wishes for the future.


Lundy, Mario
McKeon, Tom
Webb, Monique
Education Sport and Culture
Grainville School
Haut de la Garenne
HM Prison, La Moye
Jersey Evening Post
La Préférence Children's Home
Les Chênes Residential School
Open University


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