Celebrating 30 years!

YSS  enjoyed a fantastic day celebrating  its 30 years! Here are some quotes from staff, volunteers and guests about the day:

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YSS CEO Lorraine Preece with The Princess Royal

  • “It was a totally unexpected award and lovely to feel that what I do for YSS is valued. Delighted at the award and its made my year and haven’t stopped smiling.” Val Crane, volunteer.
  • “It was a real pleasure to attend the 30th anniversary of YSS and I feel very proud to have made a contribution, to improving the lives of young offenders (and some not so young!), for 12 of those years. I was very surprised and humbled, at having been presented with a certificate by HRH The Princess Royal, in recognition of being their longest serving volunteer. It’s also testament to the patience and tolerance of YSS staff, for putting up with me for so long!” Steve Tonry, volunteer.
  • “I was very proud to be part of the YSS 30 Year Celebration Event. The Young Adult Carers who spoke about their time with the project were fantastic and made the whole team very proud. The event as a whole gave us the rare opportunity to pause and reflect on what we do and really helped to reinforce what a great job the organisation does. It was also wonderful to see so many of our partners attending to support  us and celebrate our achievements.” Neil Philips, YSS Senior  Key Worker Worcestershire Young Carers

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  • “Fabulous YSS 30 year celebration with inspirational speakers. We created lots of memories with our staff, volunteers and guests.” Angela Parton Operations Director



  • “An excellent event that provided YSS with the opportunity to promote the great work that is staff and volunteers undertake with some of the most vulnerable and complex members of society” Andrew Shaw, YSS Senior key worker

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  • “What a fantastic day! I left the event feeling so proud of the charity that I am lucky enough to work for.”
  • “YSS has punched above its weight in the voluntary sector for 30 years and we have no intentions of being knocked down”

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  • ‘’As a YSS employee, it is easy to focus on my own in criminal justice role and almost forget about the range of arenas the charity delivers projects in. Listening to the 2 young carers journeys reminded me of our scope and range of expertise and, most importantly who our projects are here for.”
  • “I just wanted to drop you a quick email back regarding the event yesterday. I was so impressed with YSS and as a ‘newbie’ to the organisation, I felt both excited and proud to now be part of YSS.  Thanks for a great day!”
  • “I for one had a fantastic day. The best first day back ever! The whole experience made me very proud to work for YSS and I would like to thank you all for your hard work in planning for it.”
  • “I am so proud and feel privileged to work for a charity that has the service user at the heart of all that it does!!

Quotes from our guests:

  • “Many thanks for a wonderful celebratory event today; it was perfect from start to finish.  You really have cause to be proud of such a wonderful and inspiring organisation!”
  • “Thanks you to you and the team that organised the whole event. It was perfect .”
  • “I just wanted to congratulate you and all the team for a superb day yesterday.  It really was a great celebration and it all went very well.”

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Patron: HRH The Princess Royal