Get to Know Our Volunteer Team

Coordinating Team

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Ann Marie Jane

Group Coordinator

Ann Marie  lives with Secondary  Progressive MS . She has been involved in the local group for over 5 years initially as Comms Volunteer . She took on the role as Coordinator  3 years ago .

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Simon Botttomley

Finance Volunteer

 Simon became involved with the Calderdale MS Group in late 2016 when they needed a Finance Volunteer, there was no direct personal link to MS.  With being a small team I also help with Grants, where we assist our members in coping.

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Tricia Brown

Admin /  Fundraising Volunteer

Tricia  become involved in the Calderdale MS group over 25 years ago after her late husband was diagnosed with secondary progressive MS.


Her  current role on the group is taking the notes for the monthly group meetings, and also organising fundraising materials for our many events.

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Andrew Warhurst

Transport Volunteer

Andrew was initially diagnosed with RRMS ( Relapsing Remitting) in 1995 and was subsequently diagnosed with SPMS (Secondary Progressive)  in 2009 . Andrew has been involved with the local group since 2009 and  has had many roles. He  is a mainstay of our  bucket collections. He currently coordinates transport requirements for our regular face to face events .

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Julie Blackburn

Activities Volunteer

Julie was diagnosed with relapsing - remitting MS in 2012 and soon after volunteered to make the teas and coffees at our monthly get togethers . From there she joined the coordinating team . She has made lots of new friends on her MS journey, many of whom are part of the Calderdale Group

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Keith Rhodes

Fundraising Volunteer

Keith was diagnosed with PPMS in 1999 when he continued to work full time until 2017 when due to worsening mobility  he had to retire earlier than planned. Keith now devotes much of his time to the role of  Fundraising Volunteer which he has pursued since joining the group back at the start of his MS journey in 1999.

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Robin Boardman

Health  & Safety Volunteer

MS having been present in Robin's family for many years and he  first became involved with the MS Society several years ago. His current role on the group co-ordinating team is as Health & Safety Volunteer, having undertaken other roles previously.

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David Jane

Comms Volunteer

David's involvement with the Society came from his wife's diagnosis . He  has been the Comms Volunteer for 2 years and creates any of the printed materials and website