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Meet the Trustees

Gerry Wareham

I am a criminal barrister and retired from the Crown Prosecution Service May 2022 after over 30 years. I now have advisory roles with Humberside Fire Service and Police and sit as a tribunal chair for the General Medical Council.


I became a Trustee for YPC when I retired and had more time and have recently become chair. I joined because I think there is a real need for a safe place for our young people in Pocklington, one where they can meet, widen their experiences and skills, and enjoy facilities they may otherwise not have access to, with support and protection.


If we are to continue to provide this we desperately need more people to give of their time, whether as Trustees working behind the scenes to make everything available, or volunteers overseeing the many activities alongside our team of youth workers.


Whatever your skills or talents, if you can spare the time you will be trained, supported and welcomed, and I know you will find it a rewarding experience, as I have. 

Jo Summers

I’d moved recently to the Pocklington area and was looking for ways to get involved in the community, when I saw a newspaper article about YPC needing new trustees. 


As a solicitor, I regularly advise clients on their charities, but it’s the first time I’ve been directly involved as a trustee, and I love it.  I get to see the fantastic work that Katherine, our Youth and Volunteer Leader, and our wonderful volunteers do each week with your young people. 


It’s so vital that young people in the area have a safe place to go, as well as interesting and stimulating activities.  We cover everything from cookery, to rounders, to homework club and even trips out. I do hope we can find some more trustees and volunteers to continue the great work.

Richard Knill

I’m in my mid-seventies and come from a generation who took for granted that, growing up, included access to publicly funded "youth clubs" where young people could gather as a community to share ideas, be creative and have fun.  Over the years successive governments have reduced local authority funding, sadly resulting in the closure of many youth facilities.  


Prior to and into retirement, voluntary work has always been part of my life. This has included Round Table, Rotary and more recently as a member of Pocklington Lions for a decade or so. A further ambition, yet to be fulfilled, is creating a support group for  However, that is however for another day, perhaps even linked with YPC? 


When I saw what YPC has achieved over the past eight years, culminating the opening of its first permanent premises last year, I had no hesitation in accepting the invitation to become a Trustee. I hope my modest contribution will help the young people of Pocklington achieve their full potential. We continue to encourage more volunteers and trustees to join us, to ensure YPC continues to flourish.  

Jon Pack

I have lived in the Pocklington area for 22 years, with my wife and 2 grown-up daughters.


For over 30 years I have worked with leading companies in industrial management, but recently took early retirement.


After reading an article about YPC, which needed additional trustees to support the charity and its new premises, I knew my background could help, so decided to join. Having been involved in the development of young trainees in industry, I know how important it is for young people to have a safe place to chill, socialize and interact.


YPC provides a wide range of activities and events throughout the year, helping young people engage, and develop their confidence and social skills.

The charity is always looking for new volunteers to join the team, so we can continue to support the young people of Pocklington into adulthood.

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