Our Team

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There are many people who make up the passionate and dedicated team behind Young Bristol. From our staff and trustees, to our fundraising committeee, volunteers and supporters.

Here you can find out more about members of our staff team.

Central staff

Lee Williams

Chief Executive

Lee combines his wealth of experience from working in the Private Sector for over 20 years in a range of management roles with a lifelong passion for supporting community based voluntary sector youth provision. Many years ago Lee was a club member and progressed onto becoming a part time Club Leader.

In 2002 Lee joined the Young Bristol staff team and in 2012 became its Chief Executive overseeing the Charity through a period of significant change. Lee remains committed to providing and developing high quality, safe but fun youth provision and programmes that are freely accessible for all young people.

Andy Kimber

Head of Operations

Andy has been involved with young people throughout his career. Always with an interest in sports, he worked with young people all around the world as a snowsports instructor and outdoor activity instructor. He combined this love with youth work for a youth charity affecting positive change in young people using snowsports and life-skills. Andy previously worked for Young Bristol in 2019 as their Youth and Community Lead, before going into teaching for 2 years. He joins us with a passion to help all young people to discover their potential and provide a supportive network for them to thrive.

Matt Donnelly

Head of Commercial Activities

Matt has a lifetime of experience in the business, having grown from a youth club member to a volunteer then a leader in one of Young Bristol’s community youth clubs after following in the footsteps of his parents.

Matt has built a wealth of knowledge and experience from front line work with young people.

He has a strong passion for the outdoors and enjoys getting out in natures playground. When it comes to work not only does he strive to provide as many opportunities for young people but also enjoys developing the learning of young people to equip them with the best possible skills, qualifications and experiences.

Lucy Saunders

Head of Development & Fundraising

Lucy has been working in the charity sector since 2007 and joined us in 2017. She has a wide range of fundraising and development experience gained whilst working for both national and local charities. Lucy’s role at Young Bristol includes playing a key role in shaping and implementing the Development and Fundraising Strategy of the charity to ensure we can drive forward existing and new initiatives whilst ensuring long term growth and sustainability. Lucy is passionate about making a sustainable difference to the lives of young people, families and local communities across Bristol.

Sue Williams

Office Administrator

Sue has worked at Young Bristol as Administrator since 2001 and is the longest serving staff member at present! She tries to keep everyone in order here – sometimes unsuccessfully!

Sue deals mainly with DBS (Criminal Record Checks), finance, as well as helping with the fundraising events and other YB functions – it’s a really busy office where no two days are alike!

Hannah Somers

Marketing, Communications and Programmes Administrator

Hannah has over 6 years of experience working in marketing and administrative support within the charity sector, working across the generations supporting both older and younger people.
Hannah joined Young Bristol in 2019 as Marketing, Communications and Programme Administrator, leading on the development of the charity’s platforms and data reporting across Young Bristol’s programmes.
Hannah herself gained employment through an Apprenticeship scheme in 2013, and so is extremely passionate about alternative pathways into employment, and the benefits and opportunities it can provide to young people.

Saul Lowndes Britton

Fundraising Coordinator

Saul recently graduated from University of Oxford, studying English and is now studying for a Masters in International Development at University of Bristol. Despite being new to fundraising, Saul has previously gained valuable experience from volunteering for charities in the past. Saul hopes he can integrate his knowledge to help support our fundraising team.

Saul will also be joining our youth club team. He has actively engaged with young people since the age of 17, volunteering and working at school holiday clubs. He is passionate about equality in youth provision, and making sure all young people’s needs are met.

Abraham Turner

Fundraising Coordinator

Abe recently graduated from University of Nottingham, studying Politics and International Relations. During his time at university, he led in the planning of a large rugby fixture that attracted over 1,500 spectators, and won the universities “Event of the Year” award. He is new to fundraising and the charity sector, but brings a passion for fundraising from his previous support for various different charities in the past.

During Covid, Abe founded a not-for-profit organisation named “Unprecedented Solutions”, alongside his brother, with all proceeds being donated to Ted Senior Foundation. Abe joins the Young Bristol team to support our fundraising and work with our existing supporters and youth clubs.

Ellie Kershaw

Marketing, Communications and Administration Apprentice

Ellie is a new member joining the Young Bristol team as a Marketing, Communication and Administration Apprentice. She has recently completed her sixth form studies in English Language, Media Studies and Business but has also had previous experience in a customer service role. Her passion for creative writing and the media industry stemmed from the college courses she studied. Ellie hopes to explore these passions further in her new role, but also hopes to provide opportunities and benefits for young people in local communities.

Delivery staff

Jason Beckhelling-Terry

Club’s Programmes and Youth Voice Lead

Jason Beckhelling-Terry has been working with young people for over 15 years. Some of his previous experience includes: outdoor instructor, working at outdoor youth centres and community youth work. While gaining this experience in youth work, Jason also earned himself a degree in Schools, Youth and Community Work. Over the last 3 years, Jason was part of a team that opened and championed a large-scale youth centre in London.

Jason has a strong passion for meeting new young people and hopes to inspire these young people to reach their goals and wants to help them think about their next stages in life. He is looking forward to working with Young Bristol by creating a programme that can be led by our young people.

Phil Harris

Outdoor Employment Programme (OEP) Lead

Phil has been delivering outdoor activities to young people and adults for over 15 years. His work and passion for the outdoors has taken him all over the world including Africa, Russia and America. He is a qualified instructor in rock climbing, mountaineering, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, rowing, mountain biking and archery. When he is not training young people on the Instructor training scheme he can probably be found climbing mountains or paddling Britains coastline in his sea kayak!

Shea Stew

Youth Club on Wheels Lead

Shea has worked across various sectors for the past 20 years, which have included local authorities, schools and the charity sector. Shea has a passion for engagement and specializes within outreach and holds street based engagement close to his heart. Working with young people on their own turf means you can slowly make a difference over time to the wider community.

Humor and keeping close to the real issues facing communities is Shea’s biggest driver and all together being a positive person in the wide scheme of life. With a breadth of services and knowledge, Shea believes all young people should have access to activities, positive environments and most importantly quality youth community workers.

When Shea is not delivering to young people, you will probably find him on adventures with his family or riding motorbikes.

Emma Oakman

Youth Club on Wheels Assistant Youth Leader

Joe Newman

Youth Club on Wheels Assistant Youth Leader

Owen Badman

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Owen first began studying outdoor adventurous sport and youth work in 2017, and since then Owen has been a valued team member across the charity working on our Outdoor Activities and supporting the delivery of our new Respect Project, as well as supporting open access and evening youth work sessions at Young Bristol’s Sea Mills Boys’ and Girls Club.

This experience and learning across a variety of programmes has hugely supported Owen’s development and skills, which he can now share with other young people across our programmes.

Romaine Murchison

Programmes Assistant

Romaine has been involved in community and voluntary work since the age of 14, and has always had the desire to work with young people of a similar societal background to himself, having grown up in Youth Centres. Romaine’s experience includes representing young people within the Youth Justice Sector, taking part in various consultations and engagement projects across the country, directed at highlighting flaws and solutions in the Youth Justice system. Romaine’s current role as Sports Programme Lead sees him engage with young people across Young Bristol’s Youth Clubs, encouraging them to participate in physical activities, but also to support and guide them where he can.

Sessional staff

Ashton Vale Club for Young People

Cheralee Mckeown-Redman

Club Leader

George Melhuish

Senior Youth Leader

Charlie Peterson

Assistant Youth Leader

BS14 Youth Club

Kathleen Katuszka

Club Leader

Kelly Low

Senior Youth Leader

Julie Chapman

Senior Youth Leader

Jack Toms

Assistant Youth Leader

Tanya McKeown

Assistant Youth Leader

Charlie Sinclair




The Grove @ Bedminster Down

Jesse Payne

Club Leader

Julie Chapman

Senior Youth Leader

Zak Stiley

Assistant Youth Leader

Cassidy Cockram

Assistant Youth Leader

Ben Arundel


Sea Mills Boys’ and Girls Club

Jayne Donnelly

Lead Youth Worker

Owen Badman

Assistant Youth Worker

Lucy Gunton

Sessional Youth Worker

Avon Youth Club

Natasha Coumber

Lead Youth Worker

Corinne Ludwell

Lead Youth Worker

Hayley Date

Assistant Youth Worker

Broad Plain & Riverside Youth Project

Dennis Stinchcombe

Club Leader

Edna Stinchcombe

Deputy Club Leader

Callum O’Connell

Sessional Youth Worker

Hartcliffe Club for Young People

Simon Long

Lead Youth worker

Samantha Buttons

Sessional Youth Worker
Jack Jones

Jack Jones

Sessional Youth Worker
Young Bristol logo

Nicola Scott

Sessional Youth Worker

Doug Russell

Sessional Youth Worker

Meet our Patron, President & Board of Trustees

Young people smiling at Community Youth Clubs

Community Youth Clubs

Young people taking part in graffiti session

Creative Programme

Holiday Clubs

Kayak Club

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Employment Programme

Supporting the Wider Community

Young people gorgewalking

The Respect Project

Training Courses for Young People

Youth Club on Wheels

Young people on Youth Voice residential

Youth Voice