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Our Team

Hayle Youth Project is made up of dedicated, passionate youth workers and motivated managers.

We love what we do and pride ourselves on our energetic and creative approach.

The Project achieved registered charity status in 2008 and we were upgraded to CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) in 2019. All staff have completed Level Three Multi-Agency Child Protection Training and are fully DBS checked.


Our Trustees 

David Raymer (Chairman)

Leslie Attwood

Joy Moore (Treasurer) 

Gary Anderson


Our Management Committee

Sarah Welply (Truro Diocese Diocesan Youth Officer)

Margaret Pearson (Governor at Hayle Academy)

Anne-Marie Rance (Hayle Town Councillor)




Project Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead

I joined HYP 14 years ago as an Art Development Worker whilst studying for my postgraduate diploma in Youth and Community. I instantly felt at home and identified with the grass roots approach. I feel very privileged to work at such an inspiring project alongside such a fantastic team of professional, motivated and creative practitioners. In my spare time you’ll find me outside making the most of the beautiful Cornish beaches and countryside. 


  • BSC Hons Degree in Social Sciences
  • JNC PG DIP in Youth and Community
  • Accredited Sexual Health and Relationship Education (BROOK) 
  • C- Card (Sexual health)
  • ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)



Deputy Project Manager & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

I love working at HYP because I get to meet all kinds of interesting young people, listen to their stories, give them support and suggest ways they can help themselves.

I work mostly with girls aged 12-16 (some who attend school and some who don’t). Many of these girls have complex lives and a lot to deal with. As a qualified Wellbeing Therapist and Life Coach, I love learning about what makes people tick and how I can help nurture their talents and goals. The feedback I get from young people is that I am easy to connect with and they can tell me anything: I don’t judge.

I am passionate about learning and constantly enhance my own professional development. I believe a broad education coupled with strong people skills can take you anywhere in life.

  • PGCE
  • Qualified THRIVE practitioner
  • FGM and Prevent Training


Senior Youth Worker

I began working at HYP in 2015. It’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever done. At a time when youth clubs are becoming more and more scarce, I feel honoured to be making a positive difference to so many young people’s lives. Youth clubs are an important space for lots of young people to thrive. Facilitating this is HYP’S positive, progressive, and forward-thinking team – I love being part of this.

I come from a background of art and music. Prior to working at HYP, I spent winters sculpting artwork internationally for marine and wildlife habitats and summers working as a beach lifeguard.

Outside of work I love surfing, DJing, producing electronic music and getting out in nature.

  • BA Hons Photography and Art
  • BTEC Electronic Music Production


Youth Worker / Admin and Finance Officer

I really enjoy youth work because no two days are the same. Creativity plays a big part of each day whether it’s baking or doing crafts with young people. I’m good at listening and communicating with others and I love learning new things. Youth work is incredibly rewarding and I love seeing its ripple effect in our community. When I’m not at work I’m on the ocean, whether it’s fishing, kayaking or jet skiing.

  • BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health Awareness Trained
  • ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained
  • Understanding Autism Trained
  • C Card Trained (Sexual Health)
  • Level 3 Multi-Agency Child Protection: Domestic Abuse
  • FBM
  • Prevent and Radicalisation
  • Child Protection Trained