Liz Elston-Mayhew
“You can read and talk about youth unemployment but by volunteering with Spear you can actually DO something about it. During the mock interviews I gain a great sense of energy from helping those who want to learn and watching their confidence grow in such a short period of time.”

Liz Elston-Mayhew, Entrepreneur and Philanthropy Adviser

Chris Tattersall
“Volunteering at Spear gives me the opportunity to invest a little back into the local community. A couple of hours helping with mock interviews prepares young people for those all important job interviews. It’s immensely rewarding seeing them grow in confidence.”

Chris Tattersall, Marketing Manager, Global Outdoor Sportswear Company

David Trowbridge
“Spear’s dedication in reaching out to unemployed 16-24-year-olds, offering them the opportunity to learn the structure needed to secure and retain a job inspired me to become a volunteer, to leverage my commercial skills in a practical way. It has been, and continues to be an extraordinary privilege to be involved, to see the transformation in the students over the duration of the programme. There is little to rival the shared sense of achievement and fulfilment at Spear Celebration, and of course in going on to further education or securing that first position in employment.”

David Trowbridge, Walbrook International