Nominated for our Mentor of the Year Award in association with Good Morning Britain, Bob Clewley is dedicated to helping young people in the community.

Bob’s journey with The Prince’s Trust began following his retirement from Thames Valley Police. After nearly 30 years of dedicated service, Bob still had the passion and desire to continue supporting society through facilitating positive change. 

This led him to volunteer with The Trust on their Team programme, a 12-week personal development course geared towards improving the confidence and employability skills of disadvantaged young people.

After Team, Bob stayed on as a volunteer, seeing the positive impact The Trust has on young lives. His love for the charity’s work continued to grow and, when the opportunity arose to become a full-time employee, he jumped at it.

Bob has now been a Trust employee for four and a half years and during this time he has directly supported hundreds of young people from across London into a positive outcome. He has also volunteered as a mentor and, most recently, been an integral member of The Prince’s Trust Get Hired team.

Bob said:

Supporting our young people makes me realise how supported I was at their age. It also makes me see that what, to me, might be a small and simple problem can, to some of them, be a real showstopper. I have a good set of ears and often that is all that is required.

He credits his experience with the police for being able to keep a “cool head” and empathise with young people from vulnerable and often chaotic backgrounds, gaining their respect and in many cases affection.

Bob added: “When I retired I didn’t think for a minute that I would return to full-time employment. Now I can’t imagine not working for The Trust!”

Vote for Bob

Bob is nominated for our brand new Mentor of the Year Award in association with Good Morning Britain. You can vote for Bob by calling 0330 123 6101.

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