A youth charity has hired two members of staff to help support young people.

Braintree Youth Project Charity (BYPC), which meets at The Hut in Fountain Cottages, is looking forward to an exciting 2018 with Holly Legg, centre manager, and Jon Hughes, youth worker, taking up their new posts this month.

BYPC moved into its new premises on the corner of St Michael’s Road in November last year and the board feel this is the next step to help create a safe and caring community where young people are respected, valued and offered opportunities.

Ms Legg brings her experience in retail management to the responsibilities of centre manager, where she will administer the day to day work of BYPC.

She said: “I’ll be working mostly at The Hut and I can’t wait to get started.

“This is such a great opportunity to do something significant with my talents and work with a great team supporting young people and playing a small part in helping them make the most of every opportunity.”

The new members of staff will help the charity expand its work and offer support and friendship to even more young people in the town.

Youth worker Mr Hughes, brings lots of experience to his new role where he hopes that his love of the outdoors will be of great help.

He said: “The volunteers who work with BYPC do an amazing job supporting young people already, and I’m looking forward to becoming part of that team.

"I love working with young people and it’s going to be great to get to know them, as well as to meet and reach lots more.”

To volunteer phone 01376 323764 or email contact@braintreeyouth.org.uk.