Dawn Chambers, a native of Scotland, moved with her family to London where she saw the carnage of World War II.
German bombers had demolished many houses in her area, leaving big holes in roofs. Life was a lot different, with children delivering and recycling newspapers to help their families pay the bills.
In the 1960s, she married and moved out of London, living for a time in Hertfordshire. Once there, she and her spouse found the local church needed volunteers to help at their youth club. They applied and were accepted.
In the early 1970s, they settled in Sussex, where they discovered a young lad who loved football but could not find a team to play for. One thing led to another, and the author found herself setting up an under-seventeen football team for him and his friends.
Later, when her son was old enough, Chambers set up an under-eleven team, which was not easy in the 1970s. Players needed to be found and parents needed to be enlisted to help organize endless fundraising events.
Join the author as she looks back at a life well lived – one focused on helping others in and around post-war London in Memoirs of a Youth Worker.