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.

Office 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.

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!

Lucy Saunders

Development & Fundraising Manager

Lucy has 11 years experience of working in the charity sector. 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 will include 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.

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Holly Maurice

Events Fundraising Lead

Holly has 20 years of event management experience, working both in the charity and corporate sectors. Her passion for social change and inclusivity, especially for young people, was the driving force for her founding the Bristol Young Heroes Awards an award ceremony highlighting the good that young people aged 11-19 do in the city, which is now in its 10th year.

Holly joins Young Bristol to support the development and fundraising, working with existing supporters, partners and youth clubs to manage a calendar of events that will not only raise money, but raise awareness of the amazing work of Young Bristol.

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.

Delivery staff

Matt Donnelly

Outdoor Activities & Programmes Manager

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.

Will Payne

Community Development Lead

Will was first associated with Young Bristol as a young person attending holiday camps. He then progressed from a volunteer, to a Youth Worker, then Assistant Youth Leader and Club Leader, whilst studying. Will became more involved in Young Bristol as an NCS Team Leader and then a year later as a NCS Assistant Manager. Once he had graduated from Bath Spa University with an Education Degree, Will left to pursue a career in teaching. After four years away, Will hopes to use his PE teaching and sport background to inspire young people in Bristol.

Phil Harris

Outdoor Instructor Training Coordinator

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!

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

Community Youth Clubs – Sports Worker

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.

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Web Matthews

Youth Voice & Training

Web’s career in youth work first began in 1983 when he embarked on a two year Youth & Community Work Course at Leicester University, working alongside the course as a part time Youth worker in the St Paul’s and Easton areas of the city. Since 1985 he has worked across a variety of youth work settings, supporting thousands of young people in communities including Brislington, Hartcliffe, Knowle West and Wells.

In 2016 Web began delivering the Youth Voice programme at Young Bristol, which inspires and empowers young people to use their voice to make a positive influence, and continues to do so today. Web also continues to support Youth work and young people in the Hartcliffe and Withywood area.

Web’s interests are cricket, football, classic cars, classical music and Funk & soul.

Sessional staff

Ashton Vale Club for Young People

Julie Chapman

Lead Youth Worker

George Melhuish

Assistant Youth Worker

Anna Lawie

Sessional Youth Worker

Stacey Hughes

Sessional Youth Worker
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Indiana Wrigley-Downing

Sessional Youth Worker

Andriana Panayi

Volunteer

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Young Volunteer

Avon Youth Club

Natasha Coumber

Lead Youth Worker

Corinne Ludwell

Lead Youth Worker

Hayley Date

Assistant Youth Worker

Josh Davis

Assistant Youth Worker

Broad Plain & Riverside Youth Project

Dennis Stinchcombe

Club Leader

Edna Stinchcombe

Deputy Club Leader

BS14 Youth Club

Oluwa Shittu

Lead Youth Worker

Julie Chapman

Lead Youth Worker

Ellie Fass-Roads

Sessional Youth Worker

Stacey Hughes

Sessional Youth Worker

Kathleen Katuszka

Sessional Youth Worker

Robin Owens

Sessional Youth Worker

Hartcliffe Club for Young People

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Marianne Lavin

Lead Youth Worker
Jack Jones

Jack Jones

Sessional Youth Worker
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Doug Russell

Sessional Youth Worker
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Samantha Buttons

Sessional Youth Worker
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Nicola Scott

Sessional Youth Worker

Sea Mills Boys’ and Girls Club

Jayne Donnelly

Lead Youth Worker

Owen Badman

Assistant Youth Worker
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Lucy Gunton

Sessional Youth Worker

The Grove @ Bedminster Down

Stacey Hughes

Lead Youth Worker

Nicol Siewior

Assistant Youth Worker

Zak Stiley

Sessional Youth Worker
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Indiana Wrigley-Downing

Sessional Youth Worker

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