We are delighted to announce that our CEW youth worker Carly Doke received an ‘Unsung Hero’ Award from StreetGames in November last year.

Regional Winner for the South-West; Carly received her Award to honour her being such a positive role model in the community, her drive to keep youth work moving forward, and her ability to help young people break through their barriers.

Carly’s incredible work in our ‘Complications of Excessive Weight’ (CEW) project is life-changing for many young people, and her dedication in setting up free physical activity sessions for young people within the Plymouth community to aid physical and emotional health is truly admirable.

As part of her role within our ‘Complications of Excessive Weight’ (CEW) project, created in partnership with Banardos and the NHS, and delivered in Plymouth; Carly helps young people break through their personal barriers, and take action to improve their wellbeing.

Building relationships with young people is what Carly does best, and her work with us involves this heavily through interventions with young people to help them with their physical health and wellbeing, and to grow in confidence. As a youth worker as part of the CEW project, Carly helps young people access local exercise classes and groups, learn how to cook healthy, and make positive changes to their lifestyle that are enjoyable and sustainable.

Carly provides this valuable support through the CEW clinic in Derriford Hospital, and in the local community.

A huge congratulations Carly; we are so very proud to have you as part of the Young Devon team!

Want to find out more about StreetGames? Visit their website, to read all about their mission to transform the lives of young people through sport and physical activity!