Lots of people are involved in making the group run. Here are some of them.
Anji is the group manager and a freelance visual artist.
Jo is an experienced Playworker who likes to encourage and inspire our young people to achieve and do well in a safe playing environment. Previously the group manager, she now volunteers when she can.
My name is Jane. I am married and have three teenage children. I work as a school science technician and previously worked as a secondary school teaching assistant. I’ve been amongst children, personally and in a working capacity, for many years and I love it. I like arts and crafts, reading, animals and being outdoors.
My name is Kalpna. I have extensive experience of working within a play-based settings. I have been volunteering with Young Carers Crew for a while and it has been a nice experience. My hobbies are cooking, sewing and hiking.
I’m Gill. I joined Young Carers as a volunteer 2 years ago and am enjoying getting to know the team. I’ve lived in Hertfordshire most of my life and worked locally as an administrator. I have one married daughter and a grandson. I love walking my 3 year old mini schnauzer and socialising with friends.
Anna has been a group volunteer since 2017, a trustee since 2020, and is currently the chair of trustees. She has a background in psychology and has previously specialised in child development through play.
Helen joined Young Carers Crew in 2012. Having started as a Group Volunteer (when she enjoyed helping the young carers develop their cooking skills –yum!!), she went on to become the Group Secretary and a Trustee—positions she still holds. She is proud to be part of this fantastic team, all working together to support our young carers.
Peter has been a Trustee since May 2022 and leads the group’s fundraising efforts. Currently also working for another charity in the education sector, he has a corporate background working for a number of large international organisations. He has lived in Stevenage for over 30 years and is married with a grown up son.