Rachel Ferguson Volunteer
Rachel is a full time youth and community volunteer with E1 Community Church and has been working at the The Geoff Ashcroft Community for the past three years.
As part of that role she is also an active member of St Paul's Shadwell and has a real passion for seeing people live life to their full potential.
In her spare time she loves good coffee with friends, baking and getting stuck in to creative projects.
Phil Warburton Project Development Coordinator
Phil works 2 days a week as the Project Development Coordinator. Phil has over 20 years experience of pastoral work in Tower Hamlets. He manages our excellent volunteers and works with members to develop the Geoff Ashcroft Community as a space where people can feel safe, enjoy spending time together, learn new things and give something back.
In his spare time Phil enjoys football, table tennis and playing guitar.
Relevant Training: Pastoral Care and Counselling Degree Modules (1998)
Family Systems Theory Training (2003, 2005)
Certificate in Spiritual and Cultural Care (2012)
Level 2 Safeguarding Training (2017)
Mental Health First Aid Training (2017)
Marie Larvin (who is also known to lots of us as Mazz) is the chair of the Geoff Ashcroft Community Advisory Group. She brings a wealth of experience as a qualified social worker with over 20 years experience across 3 different Local Authorities. She has worked in both Statutory Children's Services and in Adult Mental Health where she also practiced as an Approved Mental Health Professional. Her passions are for working in a strengths based way to utilise the experiences and resources found within families and their communities to address the difficulties people face.
Marie has therefore been pleased to help steer the direction of the Geoff Ashcroft Community since 2006, recognising the important role it plays in creating the space for people to support each other and to feel good in the process.
She is also passionate about sport, particularly women in sport so is hoping to get back to being more active once her body will allow it following recent surgery!