Lorraine Jarvis, CO of Chelmsford CVS


On Tuesday 30 January, Chelmsford Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) held its Charity Update and Networking Meeting in Chelmsford Cathedral in the presence of The Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Linda Mascot.

Reflecting on a challenging year for the voluntary sector

Nick Eveleigh, CEO of CCC

More than 100 charity leaders, community organisers, health professionals, and dignitaries gathered to hear presentations from Councillor Stephen Robinson, Leader of Chelmsford City Council and Nick Eveleigh, CEO of Chelmsford City Council; Ben Hughes Head of Wellbeing & Public Health for Essex County Council; and Andy Payne Worpole, Head of Programmes at Essex Community Foundation.

Chief Officer of Chelmsford CVS, Lorraine Jarvis, opened the meeting by reflecting on the last few years of development and change, and the challenges navigated by our city’s voluntary sector. She then thanked all present for their hard work and compassion during difficult times.

Lorraine said:

Every day I am blown away by the dedication, passion and sheer hard work that I see. Your resilience is astonishing. Every day I’m privileged to share your hopes, your energy, your dedication to a myriad of causes. I want to give thanks to all of you. Our incredible voluntary sector; staff and volunteers.

The more the sector and its strategic partners can collaborate to tackle things together, compromise and give space to each other, the more we will be able to face any challenge ahead.”

Chelmsford 4 Good certificates presented to local companies

On behalf of the CVS, The Mayor of Chelmsford then presented four Chelmsford 4 Good certificates of appreciation and thanks to local companies who have been outstanding in their support of good causes.

The certificates were presented to:

  • Chandlers Material Supplies – Lauren Chandler, Joshua Perez-Mosley
  • John Lewis, Community matters Team – Emma Dillard
  • Meadow Croft Garden Centre – Michael Smith
  • Caffe Marconi – Ayesha Rahman

The mayor congratulated the winners, and thanked them and all at the Chelmsford Council for Voluntary Service for their continued contributions to their local community:

“It was a great honour to present the CVS Chelmsford 4 Good Awards at Chelmsford Cathedral. Volunteers, voluntary sector organisations across Chelmsford and the entire team at CVS work tirelessly to help address inequality of services, and to support those in need – from disadvantaged families to people living with disabilities.

“Their effort makes this city such a great place to live, and work in and I give my heartfelt thanks for everything they do.”


Mayor of Chelmsford, with Chelmsford 4 Good Award Winners
Ben Hughes, ECC
Cllr Stephen Robinson, Leader of CCC
Andy Payne Worpole, Essex Community Foundation


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