The 1000 Lives project team is made up of paid workers and community champions who work together to develop the 1000 Lives Network.

If you would like to offer your skills too help develop the 1000 Lives project, we would love to hear from you. Follow this link to see some of the Community Connector roles that you could apply for as a volunteer.

Lynne Ball – 1000 Lives Facilitator

photo of Lynne BallHello my name is Lynne and I work as an Independent Usborne Books at Home Organiser.

I also volunteer at several projects in my community.  I am currently the food bank manager at Open Door and Sanctus at St Mark’s Church in Shelton.  Open Door is a community café for the vulnerable in our community.  We offer a free hot breakfast in a warm safe place.  Here people can meet new friends, get a food parcel or get the support that they need.  Sanctus is a support group for refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK.

I am also a Foundation Governor at St Mark’s Primary School in Shelton.  I am passionate about the education of children in our city as primary school gives them the foundation to learn skills.  Our children deserve the best so that they can achieve everything that they want to.

In the past I have been on a school PTFA, on the board at the local pre-school and on the board at the local Children’s Centre where I evaluated the services within the Stoke on Trent area.

Being a volunteer has had a massive impact on my life.  I try to do one act of kindness a day.  People just need to be given the chance to use the skills that they have and learn new ones.  I believe that you should never stop learning.  Just think what you can achieve and make our communities a happier place to live.

I joined the team in October 2014. I organise events, look after the emails, support Champions to get involved in the Network, and do outreach talks. I look after the 1000 Lives budget. I am learning to do some of the training on 1000 Lives courses and I am a peer mentor.

e: lynne.ball4@gmail.com

Penny Vincent – 1000 Lives Facilitator

Hello I work at Staffordshire University in the Creative Communities Unit.  I work on projects, do research and run courses to do with volunteering, active citizenship and community participation. I develop activities to introduce people to the University who have not studied before and to bring the University and communities together.

I worked as a manager in public and voluntary services for many years before coming to Staffs Uni in 2007. I was a community development worker, and was involved in community planning, partnership-working and public service improvement. Every job I’ve had since I left University has involved me in training volunteers and paid workers.

I have been an active volunteer since I was a teenager, including being a Trustee and Chair at Mind in North Staffs from 1998 -2006. I am a member of the Photographers Collective North Staffs, as volunteers we run the photography gallery at Burslem School of Art.

Community Champions make the world go round. People are who active in their community, as volunteers,  can achieve great things if we work together and learn from each other. 1000 Lives is all about that!

I organise events and training and the peer mentoring. I keep in touch with our partners and our funders.

t: 01782 294540
e: penny@1000lives.org.uk

Kim Watson – 1000 Lives Facilitator

I work part time at Staffordshire University as a project manager. I also run my own media company making films, taking photos and developing websites.

I look after the 1000 Lives website and publicity, organise events, and support Network Friends with their learning.

Candi Chetwynd – 1000 Lives Facilitator

I am a City Councillor in Stoke-on-Trent. I am passionate about social justice.

I support learners taking part in 1000 Lives courses, do some of the organising of 1000 Lives and help with research.

Sarah Watson – 1000 Lives Facilitator

I Chair the North Staffs Food Network. I help look after the 1000 Lives budget and funding. I am learning to do some of the training on 1000 Lives courses.

 

 

Adrian Ball – 1000 Lives Trainer

Hello, I am Adrian and I run Revolution Earth, a creative consultancy business that collaborates with other organisations, community artists and specialists to provide consultancy, training and facilitation. I have over 20 years experience of working with children and adults with both learning and physical disabilities in a variety of settings.

This all began when I became a volunteer playleader back in 1992 for the North Staffordshire Special Adventure Playground, a local charity that provides plays and recreational opportunities for children with disabilities.  Until 2009 I worked as Parliament Project Worker with REACH, the group advocacy part of ASIST (Advocacy Services in Staffordshire) that works with adults who have a learning disability and live in Staffordshire.  I supported people to plan the future of the Parliament and to speak up to service providers.

During my time with ASIST I developed many approaches to working individually and in groups supporting people to discuss issues that were affecting them and to generate solutions to problems.  I felt that this approach to supporting people to speak up and take control of their lives was something that could be useful to the wider community and that is when I decided to set up Revolution Earth.  After leaving ASIST I decided to join the volunteer Executive Committee for the charity and this has allowed me to take an active role in the future of the organisation.

In recent years I have taught creative methods of consultation ‘Get Talking’  and  a new Speaking Up course, for people who want to be involved in their community with the Creative Communities Unit at Staffordshire University. These courses equip people to influence decisions and become active citizens.

e: adrian@revolutionearth.co.uk www.revolutionearth.co.uk

Carmel Murphy – 1000 Lives Trainer

I am a Community Organiser in Cobridge with Urban Expressions.

I lead the Taking Part course for 1000 Lives.

 

Iona Jones – 1000 Lives Trainer

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I am a leader  with Urban Expressions in Cobridge.

I run workshops for 1000 Lives including How to organise an effective community event, and Running a constituted community group, being a Committee member or Charity Trustee.

 

David Craggs – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am a 1000 Lives Ambassador.  I support learners taking part in 1000 Lives courses and I am a peer mentor.

 

Shiya Wright – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am a 1000 Lives Ambassador. I am learning to do some of the training on 1000 Lives courses, do some of the organising of 1000 Lives events and some outreach talks and I am a peer mentor.

Sam Mace – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am a 1000 Lives Ambassador and a peer mentor.

I am also an Intern with Staffordshire University and I am evaluating the Got It Want It resource exchange and helping organise some events.

Paul Banks – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am a 1000 Lives Ambassador, a peer mentor and I do some outreach talks.

 

Nicky James – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am learning to do some of the training on 1000 Lives courses and I do some outreach talks.

Tony Wright – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am a 1000 Lives Ambassador, peer mentor and I am supporting Kim with the website.

 

Owen Sloss – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am a 1000 Lives Ambassador. I am learning to do some of the training on 1000 Lives courses.

 

Joanna Wojnilo  – 1000 Lives Trainer

I am learning to do some of the training on 1000 Lives courses.

 

Zeenut Mirza  – 1000 Lives Trainer

I am learning to do some of the training on 1000 Lives courses.

 

Holly Norcop – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am a peer mentor. I am learning to do some of the training on 1000 Lives courses.

 

Karen Johnson – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am a 1000 Lives Ambassador.

 

Tony Jones – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am a peer mentor. I run some training for 1000 Lives and do some of the organising of 1000 Lives events.

Angela James – 1000 Lives Trainer

I run some training for 1000 Lives.

Alison Hunt – 1000 Lives Trainer

I run some training for 1000 Lives and I help organise some of the events.

Carolyn Tham – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am a peer mentor. I am learning to do some of the training on 1000 Lives courses.

Indie Sandhu – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am a peer mentor.

Gemma Birks – 1000 Lives Community Connector

I am a peer mentor.