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Meet the Team

Lucy Beach

Charity Manager

Lucy joined The Brigitte Trust in May 2019. She has worked in the health service and social care since the early 90’s including 3 years at Macmillan Cancer Support. She has a wealth of experience in commissioning, service development, transformation and partnership working. She has worked in a range of services including learning disability, mental health, community health, older people, cancer, and continuing health care.

Outside of work Lucy plays croquet, learns Spanish and enjoys holidaying in her VW campervan called Bluebell.

Sarah Pattenden

Service Coordinator

Sarah has a background in investment banking where she was vice president in emerging markets for Merrill Lynch. She was a Samaritan in her spare time, and decided in 2010 to join The Brigitte Trust as a visiting volunteer. In 2012, Sarah took on the role as Service Co-ordinator and discovered parts of Surrey that she never knew existed! She has two adult children and three giant dogs, of which St Bernard “Winter” is a Pets as Therapy dog visiting clients.

Mandy East

Volunteer Manager & Trainer

Mandy has worked in the charity sector since early 2000 where she has held a number of roles including campaigning, policy writing, lobbying and fundraising but her main focus has always been facilitating groups; delivering high quality training and managing volunteers. Joining the Brigitte Trust in 2017, Mandy looks after the dedicated team of volunteers and leads the training and workshop programmes to ensure the high standards the Brigitte Trust is known for. Mandy has two grown up children and a border terrier, and spends a lot of time walking and enjoying the outdoors.

Tanya Stafford

Engagement, Fundraising & Promotions Lead

Tanya has worked in the Charity sector for over 18 years, supporting older people and promoting their independence in the East Surrey area. Part of her role was to develop more services in other parts of Surrey. Tanya loves to holiday in the USA, especially going on road trips through the States with her hubby. She also enjoys time with her family and her grandchildren.

Rachel Milton

Business & Digital Co-ordinator

Rachel is the newest member of the team. She previously worked in hospitality, but has always had an interest in design and marketing. She studied Art and Photography, with a keen eye for detail and a creative streak. In her spare time, she likes slow walks accompanied by her dog and a coffee, making jewellery, and working her way through a long list of films and TV.

Claire Foard

Administrative Assistant

Claire joined the Brigitte Trust as a volunteer in 2017, and then as a member of staff in 2021. At the beginning of her career, she worked in marketing for a Multi-National Japanese Electronics Company. Since then, Claire has worked for 20 years in a small family run logistics company; specialising in the reverse logistics of warranty parts for a premium car manufacturer. In 2017, she decided on a complete career change and trained to become a Humanistic Counsellor. She lives in Surrey and has two grown-up daughters and a black Labradoodle called Teddy.