YPC charity praises work of volunteers

The Pocklington youth charity, Young People Count (YPC), has paid tribute to the volunteers who have helped launch and support its new service.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 2:15 pm
James Sayer said he was incredibly proud to be part of such a positive movement.

The Pocklington youth charity, Young People Count (YPC), has paid tribute to the volunteers who have helped launch and support its new service.

Some 20 local people have signed up to give their time to YPC, which has just opened on Railway Street.

The charity is also recruiting a youth worker to start as soon as possible.

One of the volunteers, James Sayer, said: “I currently supervise the Wednesday evening outdoor sports activity session.

“This is only made possible due to the engagement of the fantastic volunteers who work together to make YPC so successful. My role enables me to develop my own skills whilst supporting the on-going development and progression of children and young adults in Pocklington. I am incredibly proud to be part of such a positive movement in our town.”

Claire Reading, who chairs the board of trustees, said: “It’s an ambitious project to operate a youth venue but we’ve been overwhelmed by offers of support from the Pocklington community. We are staffing the building from 4pm to 8pm weekdays and still welcome further help. Everyone involved is playing an important part in a remarkable story for Pocklington.”

For details of how to become involved, please visit www.ypcount.org.uk/support-ypc, or contact Tony Barker, Project Manager, on 07910 187028, email [email protected] You can follow the charity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.