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 spends time walking her rescue greyhound; Clover, who is also Pets as Therapy dogs.

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 then 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 “Winter” her St Bernard is a Pets as Therapy dogs 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 programme 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.

Vanessa Smith

Promotions Manager


With a background in publishing and event management plus a period working abroad in advertising, the hotel business and supermarket promotions Vanessa has been a Brigitte Trust volunteer and Area Organiser, coming full circle to promote the charity and the vital support it offers at the end of life.

Ingrid Walker

Charity Administrator


Ingrid joined The Brigitte Trust in 2017. She comes from a background in public sector administration, having previously worked for the Institute of Physics, London South Bank University and the Department for Work & Pensions.