About Us

Harvey Girls has been running since 2004 and has supported many young mums and their children

In 2011 we started our Dads4Dads group and from 2013 we have been providing Family Support for any East Staffordshire family with a child aged 0-5

We have an executive board of voluntary Trustees who oversee our organisation. Our Trustees have extensive knowledge and experience, enabling us to deliver an effective level of governance.

Ian North, our Chief Executive is responsible for the management of the charity and reports to our Trustee Board.

Kate Wood is our Operations Manager and oversees the operational management of the organisation.

Jane Wall, our Senior Project Coordinator, is responsible for the day to day running of all our projects.

Our project facilitators run the Harvey Girls and Dads4Dads sessions, and offer one-to-one outreach support and proactive visits. They are Julie Popejoy, Debbie Moore, Amanda Bunting, Yvonne Woolley and Ashleigh Jarvis, with the help of our bank worker Katie Anson.

Sam Strong supports the team as our Performance and Compliance Consultant.

We are funded and supported through The Big Lottery, Staffordshire County Council and East Staffordshire Borough Council.

Registered Charity Number of 1142555

We also have volunteers and a range of volunteer roles;

  1. Session Volunteers – Volunteers help to run the group sessions for young parents by helping with the activity, providing lunch, running activities with the children and supporting staff members.
  2. Fundraising and promotion Volunteers – Volunteers engage in fundraising and promotion activities for the organisation such as running a stall at a community event and general fundraising to help us keep our services going into the future.

Individuals who are keen to volunteer some of their time are encouraged to get in touch with the organisation. Applicants will undergo a DBS check and training.

If you are interested please get in touch. We will provide training and all applicants will be DBS checked.

Ian North – Chief Executive

Kate Wood – Operations Manager

Jane Wall – Senior Project Coordinator

Julie Popejoy – Senior Project Facilitator


Ashleigh Jarvis – Project Facilitator


Debbie Moore – Project Facilitator


Yvonne Woolley – Project Facilitator

Katie Anson – Bank worker

Gemma Gibson – Family Support Worker

Alison Hardy – Family Support Worker

Hannah Thrush – Family Support Worker