Joe started volunteering with local young people during his gap year, and enjoyed this so much that he re-arranged plans to begin university in order to continue this work on a permanent basis. Joe's role at Liquid mainly involves raising funds, managing the adminsitrative operations of our work, and providing support to the team of staff and volunteers. In his spare time Joe enjoy's running, reading, and spending time with his wife Judith.
Alex is a local resident, youth worker, football lover and generally active member of the wonderful community here in Leatherhead. He gives his time to local youth projects including residential camp 'Freestyle', the 'North Leatherhead United' under 17's football club and the 'Kic' friday night youth club as well as putting in lots of hours down at Bfree youth cafe. Alex grew up locally and after University decided he couldn't stay away any longer, moving to Leatherhead in 2007. Interests include anything to do with football as well as clicking, playing guitar, writing music. He also likes to use great words like 'grassroots' and 'authentic community'. Favourite films include Black Hawk Down, The Matrix and Braveheart. Peace.
Judith heads up our girls project Bliss, and has been working with teenage girls in Leatherhead for 6 years. As part of this role, Judith spends 2 days a week working as a relational youth worker in Therfield Secondary school and sixth form college, providing one-to-one appointments to 16 students everyw eek. She is a qualified counsellor, and also has experience in providing training and supervision to other youth workers.
Ben grew up as a participant in local youth projects, and joined the Liquid team in October 2012 to provide much needed support for our sports projects. In particular Ben heads up Total Football, our friday night football league, and supports local young people with football training sessions and helping to run North Leatherhead United Football Club.
Nicky has been running KIC Club for the last 4 years and works at Leatherhead Trinity School as a Teaching Assistant.
We would like to publicly say a huge thanks to our volunteers for the support they provide to local young people. On a busy week we have over 40 people volunteering throughout our projects and we simply wouldn't survive without them. Thank you all for the time you give, whether at KIC club, Total Football, BLISS, as a mentor, or even our wonderful board of Trustees.