CONGRATULATIONS were in order for one member of YMCA Humber’s staff team after she scooped a prestigious award for her contributions to the charity during the last 12 months.
Jocelyn Dennis, Community Youth Worker at YMCA Humber, was named as the organisation’s Roland Archer Trophy award winner at their recent AGM, which was held at the Peaks Lane Housing Project in Grimsby.
The trophy is presented annually to the team member that has impressed their peers the most with their dedication and contribution to the charity.
Roland Archer was a former Chairman of YMCA Humber and a long-standing supporter of the charity. The award has been presented to an individual or group who has gone above and beyond for the charity for over 30 years.
This year, three nominations were made by YMCA Humber’s Senior Management Team. The other two staff members put forward for the award were Fiona O’Flinn (Coach) and Sharon Marray (Finance Assistant).
Speaking about the nominees, YMCA Humber’s Chief Executive Malcolm Smith said:
“Sharon has continued to impress and keep us all in order!
“Her ability to organise, get tasks completed and always with a smile on her face makes life for us all so much easier.
“Sharon not only oversees many of our finance functions but she has taken on a greater admin role in supporting the Senior Management Team and Board, ensuring all our work is recorded and kept safe.
“Much of Sharon’s work goes unnoticed, but we would all miss her were she not there.”
He continued: “Fiona has worked hard this past year, with highlights coming at last year’s Youth Matters Awards and working with the Foyer team to organise the recent reunion.
“In her work with Jonathan, a client at the Foyer, Fiona went above and beyond the call of duty in ensuring that he received the support he needed which led to national recognition for his achievements.”
The final award decision was voted for by staff members at YMCA Humber and it was Jocelyn who came out on top, being presented with the trophy and a bouquet of flowers at the meeting in late-July.
Malcolm was full of praise for Jocelyn’s contribution to the charity.
He said: ” Jos has made a fantastic contribution to the life of our YMCA since arriving two years ago.
“She is hard working, always willing to give her all for the young people and respected by staff and young people alike.
“The community at both Peaks Lane and The Foyer has been richer for Jos’ hard work and effort.”
We will have a full interview with Jocelyn in our September newsletter, which you can sign-up to by following this link.