Meet The Team
Volunteers and staff working together to achieve the amazing work we do.
Our Green-Fingered Staff
As the Project Manager for The Good Life Project and the Grant Fund Manager for Pendle Leisure Trust, I am very passionate about providing and developing this kind of service so that we can do more to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community!
Development Support Worker
I’ve been enjoying getting stuck in at The Goodlife Project since starting here in summer 2021. With a long background in supporting people from all walks of life, I’ve discovered the importance of being engaged in nature on our overall health and well-being, as well as looking after our environment. I enjoy plants, skateboarding, chess, playing and watching live music and have a keen interest in all things creative.
I was introduced to The Good Life Project as a beneficiary by Community Restart in 2014. Situations like this made me extremely anxious as I didn’t really like to socialise and meet new people. The Good Life became like a second home, meeting new people became easier and my confidence grew over the first couple of months. I didn’t really notice the change until my parents pointed it out to me. A part time position opened up to join The Good Life team, I was really nervous about even thinking about filling in the application but the team helped me prepare for it as I’ve always wanted to work with people and gardening. I was offered the position and now lead group sessions. I also have a range of gardening experience and qualifications and take the lead with our Groundforce Team.
Allotment Development Worker
I am a qualified teacher with a B.Ed. Degree in Education (with Art & Design), however my background has been in careers advice and youth support in Pendle. More recently I have worked in the education sector with college students. I am passionate about nature, the healing properties of plants and trees and the health benefits of spending time in the natural environment, especially in relation to improving mental health. I am a keen gardener and am currently studying an RHS Diploma in Horticulture. In my spare time I attend a craft group and enjoy being creative. I also enjoy yoga, walking and have recently qualified as a Reiki practitioner. I am looking forward to working with our beneficiaries and developing partnerships with organisations for the benefit of the community.
Working in partnership with the team from Pennine Lancashire Community Farm which is a charitable organisation working across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale and Ribble Valley.