Vanessa Norris

Vanessa manages IVAR’s portfolio of events. 

Previous work: Vanessa started her career at the BBC, working on community engagement campaigns. After a career break to bring up her two children, Vanessa worked as a primary school Teaching Assistant.  More recently, she coordinated Reading Oasis, a literacy campaign for the charity United Way UK which places library resources into primary schools. 

Other interests: Vanessa enjoys working on campaigns which engage local communities and affect positive social change. She is a volunteer Events Manager for The National HIV Story Trust. Vanessa has a degree in English, Film and Drama from Reading University. 

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Ben Cairns from IVAR and Sara Llewelin from Barrow Cadbury Trust
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