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Ruth Abram - Youth Support Worker (Leader in Charge), Juicy Blitz

Ruth began volunteering at Juicy Blitz in October 2007. In 2008 Ruth became a part-time trainee youth worker where she worked with young people as a youth involvement worker. She completed her Level 3 in Youth Work in 2009.

She works with young people age 11-19 on a variety of different projects including the Juicy’s Team Challenge Programme, the World of Work Programme, the Diversity Project, the Red Cross Babysitting Course, and Juicy News. She also works alongside Juicy’s young volunteers, working with them to plan and to deliver activities during the drop-in sessions. 

Ruth grew up in Lawrence Weston and feels very strongly towards inspiring young people to become who they want to be, no matter what challenges are ahead.

“I genuinely enjoy going to work, knowing that I’m helping young people make a difference within themselves and their community. At times it can be challenging, but no job has ever been so rewarding.”

Jordon Hudd - Youth Support Worker, Juicy Blitz

Jordon has been involved with BREAD since he was 11 as a project participant, he is now 19. He has taken part in projects such as; Juicy News; a Young People's Community newspaper, Health Education Projects, Lawrence Weston Youth Forum; which addressed young people's issues and concerns. He also worked on the Mobile Smoothie Bar Youth Led Health and Enterprise Project; where he was instrumental in writing the business plan.

At the age of 16 Jordon started to volunteer with Juicy Blitz as a Young Leader. Three years of hard work and dedication later he realised what he wanted to do with his life; Youth Work. Jordon was successfully appointed as Advanced Apprentice Youth Support Worker with BREAD in July 2016. His Apprenticeship includes completing the Level Three in Youth Work, and he enjoys developing his skills, knowledge, and experience.

Jordon’s main role is to plan and deliver Drop-in and Project work activities that enable and empower young people. Having lived in Lawrence Weston all his life, he loves nothing more than being able to help and support local young people. Jordon looks forward to the future and what lies ahead… 

Geoff Archer, Finance Manager

Geoff began his career in charity finance when he joined BCAP (Bristol Community Accountancy Project) in 2005. During his time there he learnt all about the specific nuances of charity accounting, performing many Independent examinations (audits) and working with many local groups. He left in 2007 to join City Accounts to gain more commercial experience. Whilst at City Accounts Geoff has worked with many small businesses and charities, undertaking tax compliance work and accounts production. In 2010 he successfully passed his final tax exams.

In his spare time Geoff can often be found in a Landrover sampling the country's many green lanes. He also likes most motor sports and reading historical fiction.