Amy Somerwill Youth and Communities Worker

13 April 2018

Following the end of successful funding from The National Lottery, Awards for All, YMCA South Molton have made the appointment of Amy Somerwill as their permanent Youth and Community Worker.

Funding from The National Lottery in 2017, enabled YMCA South Molton to launch a new project called ‘Transforming our World’ and engage Amy as a Sessional Youth Worker.

Over the past year, Amy has brought her specialist skill set and organised activities that place young people at the heart of the local community.

The project organised community cafes, engaged young people in last Summer’s town carnival and supported local teenagers who struggle to engage with school.

Since funding ended, YMCA South Molton have made the decision to appoint Amy on a permanent contract so that she can develop their weekly youth services programme and also co-ordinate bookings for private hire events at the centre on Mill Street. 

Commenting on her permanent appointment, Amy Somerwill says:

“Born and bred in South Molton, my passion is for young people and this town. I love serving the community in whatever ways I can. I am so thankful to The National Lottery for allowing us to pilot this project and I am excited to get stuck into the next year as YMCA South Molton’s Youth and Community Worker.”

Gareth Sorsby, Executive Lead at YMCA South Molton, says:

“YMCA South Molton has been at the heart of the town since 1890 and since we came to our new home in Mill Street in 2015, we have seen an increasing number of young people who need our care and support. Appointing a permanent Youth and Community Worker allows us to develop and deliver new services that the town can get behind. It’s a very exciting time to be at the YMCA”.

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