Meet the Team

All staff members listed below can be contacted via the main CVS phone number – 01254 583957. Alternatively they can be directly contacted via email as below:

Garth Hodgkinson

Chief Executive Officer

For strategic, complex funding, corporate or governance enquiries.

Clair Bloomfield

Office Manager

Deals with operations, finance and administration.

Kate Lee

Volunteering Manager – Strengthening Communities, Volunteering in Lancashire Project


For enquiries on Volunteer Management, Investor in Volunteers Quality Standard and Volunteer Strategic Volunteering issues.

Sadiq Patel

Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Officer

For enquiries on the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

Steve Foden

Team Leader - Strengthening Communities, Volunteering in Lancashire Project

Abdelrahman Ali

Key Worker - Future Digital Inclusion/SCVL

Provision of training in basic IT skills.

Bev Marsden

Key Worker - Strengthening Communities, Volunteering in Lancashire Project

Donna Talbot

Project Officer

For enquiries about the Practitioner and Volunteer Coordinator Network, the Community Wall and Community Links.

Geoff Wilkinson

Project Worker

Gill Hughes

GP/Community Engagement Officer


Gill works as part of the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Health Promotion team, promoting bowel cancer screening and use of screening kits across Lancashire.

Graham Aspin

Information Officer

For submitting publicity material, items and information promoting groups, events or training.

Jane Partington

SENDIASS Project Lead Officer


For enquiries on SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information and Advice and Support Service).

Lynn Hennessy

Administration and Information Officer

For enquiries about room bookings, voluntary work, or if you want to advertise volunteer roles.

Mohammed Kathrada

Project Worker

Marselle Davies

Project Worker

Parhin Begum

Project Officer - BwD Interfaith Forum


For enquiries on SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information and Advice and Support Service).

Philomena Strickland

SENDIASS Officer


For enquiries on SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information and Advice and Support Service).

Samantha Walsh

SENDIASS Officer


For enquiries on SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information and Advice and Support Service).

Yasmin Patel

Project Worker