Awards in Storr for YMCA’s Gary

October 7, 2014

A YOUNG worker from YMCA Humber has been short-listed for a national award and he needs YOUR help to get him to the lavish final awards ceremony, which will be held in London on Tuesday 2nd December.

Gary Storr, Community Support Coordinator for YMCA Humber, has been nominated for Young Worker of the Year at the charity’s national Youth Matters Awards for his work at the Foyer and Community Housing projects in Grimsby.

The 28-year-old has worked at YMCA Humber for seven years and is a popular and talented member of the charity’s housing team.

Gary was nominated for the award by his colleague Charlie Kurz, who also works at the Foyer.

She said: “Not only has he helped the vast majority of Foyer clients apply for university and student finance, he has also arranged transport for them to get there and often worked late to take them himself. On one occasion he worked a double shift to take a client to university in Edinburgh.

“Gary goes out of his way to help clients and support them into independent living and yet, he also does the less glamorous, essential jobs such as cleaning the toilets, emptying the recycling, cleaning the store room, monitoring supplies, sorting the staff office and maintaining the Foyer garden.

“Gary always goes above and beyond the call of duty; from personally raising money to buy new computers, van and gym passes for clients, through to helping clients and staff save money when buying things they need. Gary is a well liked, funny and a respected team member.”

Representatives on the Youth Matters Awards panel praised Gary for ‘helping clients and fellow staff members achieve their very best’.

YMCA Humber are hoping for success in the awards for the second year running, after the charity’s Community Housing Project won the YMCA of the Year award at last year’s ceremony in Westminster.

To vote for Gary in this year’s Youth Matters Awards please visit the link – voting closes at midnight on Wednesday 8th October.