Staff Profiles

Please see below for a list of our staff profile:

Annalisa Walters
Youth Development Administration
Charlotte Keable
Youth Development Worker (Selby)
Claire Garton
Youth Mentor (Scarborough)
Clare Yates
Youth Development Manager
David Sharp
Chief Executive
Gillian Harrison
Ian Kirchner-Waines
Youth Development Worker (Scarborough)
Mary-Ann Cartwright
Youth Mentor (Filey)
Panda Gledhill
Youth Development Worker (Ryedale and Hambleton South)
Rachel Rabjohns
Youth Development Worker (Craven)
Richie Bastow
Youth Development Worker (Hambleton & Richmondshire)
Sally Clifford
Youth Volunteer Coordinator & Ages Together Coordinator


Monday, September 30, 2019 - 16:52
Harrogate Youth Chess Club

For those young people in school years 7 to 13 who enjoy strategic thinking, problem solving and a bit of friendly competition, Harrogate Youth Chess Club may be just the thing.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:31
UCI Legacy Project
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 13:27
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 16:16
Drugs Awareness Session


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 14:13
Tri- Golf Games

Over the summer our Youth Development Worker, Richie, was kindly lent a tri-golf kit by Richmond Golf Club.  This was put to great use at St.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 14:46
Save The Date – NYY AGM Saturday 26th October 2019

The Youth Development Team (YDT) are busy planning for this year’s AGM / Activity Day.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 14:39
Deer Shed Day!

In July the Deer Shed Festival hosted a schools day.  450+ junior school pupils gathered at Queen Mary’s school in Baldersby, in order to participate in den making, willow weaving, sports, games, c

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 12:53

Filey Youth Club have built great relationships within our community over the last few months.  We have had 3 different workshops with Bike About Filey with more planned.  These will be funded by t

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 09:50
Claro Barracks Youth Club

Last month Rachel and I visited Claro Barracks Youth Club to meet with the young people and volunteers.  Claro Barracks is on the outskirts of Ripon and houses several hundred service men and women

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 15:36
National Vegetarian Week at North Yorkshire Youth

National Vegetarian Week at North Yorkshire Youth

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 14:15
Rural Steps

The North Yorkshire Youth – Youth Clubs have been treated to some free taster sessions from a new project called Rural Steps.

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:00
York Pride 2019

On Saturday 8th June, Ian, Panda & Vicki attended York Pride 2019.

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 13:01
Volunteer Week
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 12:22
Spring time fun in Coverdale

Last month saw a free activities afternoon being organised for local children and young people from the small rural village of Carlton in Coverdale.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 12:19
Celebration of Youth Family Day

This brilliant day organised by Pickering and District Rotary Club had over 500 visitors! It was a fabulous showcase for all things youth in the Pickering area.

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:38
Partnership Support

I received an email from a gentleman enquiring if I could support him with a new Chess Club in Harrogate.  He was already involved with an existing club but had plans to extend the provision to sec

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:50
Surfing at Cayton Bay, Scarborough

During the Easter Break eleven young people from Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource attended a surfing day at Cayton Bay, Scarborough.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 15:57
Volunteering Opportunities at the Deer Shed Festival

Schools day with the Deer Shed Festival is shaping up to be an amazing day’s volunteering for our young volunteers.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 16:43
North Yorkshire Youth Proud to be on the Winning Team


Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 09:49
Filey Youth Club

Filey Youth Club have been working hard to make links in the local community.  We are also trying to find ways of raising funds to enable us to provide more active and relevant activities i

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:15
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust - Scarborough

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust “GET ON TRACK” programme is now in the third week in Scarborough.

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:16
Autism Champions

Last month I spoke about partnership work with the libraries.  Another successful joint venture has been with The Carer’s Resource.  Together with Helen Prince, the Strategy and Planning Lead for Y

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 14:11
Northallerton Youth Space

Team work makes the dream work…

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 15:39
Young Volunteers Project


Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 16:19
Colburn Youth Project

Colburn DJ’ing Course

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 11:38
Knaresborough Library Teen Room

North Yorkshire Youth regularly work in partnership with local libraries – supporting projects they have put together themselves, as well as working on bespoke ones, like the new teen space in Knar

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 13:38
Ages Together

Ben is the most highly decorated resident of Lister House which is a claim indeed! Ex-SAS and very unassuming, he remembers everyone’s name, is gentle and kind.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 15:56
Unicorn sighted in Kirkbymoorside!
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 14:20
New Home for Settle Youth Club


Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:46
Leyburn Art and Community Centre becomes NYY member

Leyburn Art and Community Centre becomes NYY member

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:52
Stop the Inferno

Stop the Inferno.

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:27
Greatwood Youth Club Project

Young People at Greatwood Youth Club in Skipton have been busy working on a photogrammetry project with the Craven Museum.  The 3D images they have created using cameras and computer software will

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:24
The Big Youth Sleep Out

Panda’s Blog – A night spent ‘homeless’

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:19
Ideas on a Shoestring

North Yorkshire Youth works with Rural Arts to offer ‘Ideas on a Shoestring’!

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 13:57
Young People get Colourful with WW1 Remembrance Trails


Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 13:12
NYY Youth Volunteer Project

NYY Youth Volunteer Project - Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do whilst also enabling you to meet new people, gain skills and experience, and have fun!  Ar

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 15:23
Stop the Inferno
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 15:22
Stop the Inferno

‘Stop the Inferno’ is a multi-agency project which we are running at Jennyfields Youth Club in Harrogate, in partnership with North Yorkshire Fire Service, North Yorkshire Police, Fairfax and Bilto

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 15:36
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:12
Ages Together September 2018

What an exciting start to the new academic year. Ages Together Ripon has begun and we have a high level of excitement all round!

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:05
Staithes Young Leaders Award

On Thursday 6th September Ian visited Staithes Youth Group, to support a group of young people from their senior youth group to start their North Yorkshire Youth Young Leaders Awards.

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:00
Borrowby Show

Invited to Borrowby Show by Sally from Borrowby Kidz (an NYY member group) Clare, Becca and Panda spent the day in a tent making upcycled fridge magnets with young people!

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 15:53
NYY Celebrating Yorkshire Day in Ripon

We had a busy day on Wednesday when we attended Yorkshire day to promote our work and current projects.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:46
BBQ and Games session held to celebrate start of summer holidays

Snape Youth Club and St.Gregory’s Youth Club celebrated their final sessions in style before breaking up for summer with a delicious BBQ, snacks and a range of fun team building and sports activiti

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 15:40
Adversity United and Cameron Osburn.

17 year old Cameron Osburn’s daily struggle with Cerebral Palsy and his own experience of mainstream football has driven him to set up Adversity United - an inclusive football club where children a

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 15:25

The excitement of the summer holiday is kicking in and lots of young people have been trying to work out what they can do with their time in the holidays that might be a little more productive than

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 15:23
Harrogate District - What has been going on?

This year has been all go in the Harrogate District with lots of great activities taking place in our youth clubs.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 14:11
Ebberston/ Allerston Youth Group Celebrate 10 Years as a Voluntary Youth Group

Ebberston/ Allerston Youth Group have just celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a day on the North Bay beach at Scarborough’s.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 14:15
Youth Art Exhibition Now on Display!

A new exhibition created by young people from Scribble Zone arts group and Scribble Vision animation club, has now officially opened at Northallerton Library until 15th July.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:31
Colburn Youth Project-Drumming Session

Young People attending Colburn Youth Project have recently enjoyed a fantastic evening of hand and scrap drumming, led by a professional musician at Colburn Library.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 14:27
Girls Residential Weekend at Playaway Eshton Grange

Greatwood Youth Club in Skipton had a Girls Residential weekend at Playaway Eshton Grange, near Gargrave.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 09:42
New LGBT+ Champions fly the (rainbow) flag for North Yorkshire Youth!

Youth Development Workers Vicki, Ian and Panda form the new team bringing LGBT+ rights to the heart of North Yorkshire Youth!

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 15:56
Youth Club Promotion Pays Off!

A Youth Club in Richmondshire has gained 22 new member in one session!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 13:19
Ages Together Bedale Group’s Grand Day Out

North Yorkshire Youth is working under the umbrella of Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire to bring together Ex- service men and women and local young people to tell each other’s stories…

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 13:41

Bring the past alive! North Yorkshire Youth is proud to be invoved in a new iniatiative by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 13:47
Lightwater Quarries help Carlton Lodge Activity Centre

Carlton Lodge Activity Centre asked Lightwater Quarries for their help in providing some gravel.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 15:05
Youth Clubs Re-Launch

Over a dozen Youth Clubs re-open under North Yorkshire Youth North Yorkshire Youth, (NYY) based at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre near Thirsk has announced that over a dozen youth clubs in North Yor