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.

Tanya Stafford

Engagement, Fundraising & Promotions Lead


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

Ingrid Walker

Business & Digital Co-ordinator


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.

Amanda Skelly

Administrative Assistant


Amanda joined the Brigitte Trust in May 2021 and has a background in private sector administration and has also worked in legal practice and local government. She has been a yoga teacher for many years and is a volunteer with Macmillan. She has a keen interest in environmental issues and enjoys walking and spending time outdoors with friends and family.