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:

Bev Marsden

Locality Worker

For enquiries about our work in the Darwen locality

Clair Bloomfield

Office Manager

For general enquiries please email

Donna Talbot

Project Officer

For enquiries about Volunteering on Prescription or Practitioner and Volunteer Coordinator Network

Garth Hodgkinson

Chief Executive Officer

For strategic, complex funding, corporate or governance enquiries

Geoff Wilkinson

Locality Worker

For enquiries about our work in the Blackburn West locality

Graham Aspin

Project Admin

For submitting items for the Community CVS bulletin, social media or website updates

Kate Lee

Deputy Chief Executive

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

Lynn Hennessy

Administration and Information Officer

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

Jay Ratcliffe

Nightsafe Volunteer Mentor Coordinator

For enquiries about becoming a volunteer mentor or about Nightsafe projects

Misbakh Ahmed

Older Peoples Forum

For enquiries about support for Older People or joining the Older People’s Forum

Marselle Davies

VOICE secretary and Volunteer Passport Coordinator

For enquiries on Volunteer Passport training, VOICE, Breakfast Club and Families Club.

Jane Partington

SENDIASS Coordinator

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

Sadiq Patel

Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Officer

For enquiries on Bowel Cancer Screening Programme or local faith groups

Steve Foden

Team Leader

For enquiries about Fast 4wd, Gateways, Offenders and MEAM

Yasmin Patel

Locality Worker

For enquiries about our work in the Blackburn East locality