Say Hello to our Coordinating Team Volunteers

Meet the Volunteers making a difference


Elizabeth Alam

Group Coordinator

Elizabeth is our new Group Coordinator.  She's a scientist by background, who has worked for Procter & Gamble (Ariel, Pantene, Pampers etc) for 28 years.  More importantly, She is married with two more-or-less-grown-up sons!  They are all pretty sports mad, and enjoy both playing and watching.  She is enjoying using skills from my business career to support the MS community in North Durham.

Phone 07738 949 712 (messages can be left)

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Alistair Crisp

Lead Support Volunteer and Grants

With a keen belief in the power of charity and volunteer work,  meet Alistair your Lead Support Volunteer since 2011. He provides practical, emotional and financial signposting or  just a listening ear to people affected by MS in North Durham.

He also administers our local grants scheme.

Helpline  0191 386 0006 (messages can be left) email


Rachel Heaton

Administration Volunteer

Rachel is  our new Administration Volunteer. She is glad to be part of a team and provides vital administrative support. She previously worked for Citizens Advice in Durham and enjoys taking being part of the team providing vital  support and activities. She looks forward to being a part of the MS society and supporting the work the North Durham Group provides.


Jenn Usher

Newsletter and Facebook Editor

Jenn lives in Teesside and for some time has been our excellent Newsletter Editor and new media moderator (Facebook, Twitter Blogs). She has worked in public relations


Ian Cook

Finance Volunteer (Treasurer)

Ian has fulfilled this role for many years now. He is a fully qualified accountant working in Durham whilst being a carer. He has a grown up family and lives in Durham. He is driven by the wish to provide activities and financial help for people with MS