Our Patron and Trustee Board Members

Our wonderful Trustees and Patron support us every step of the way. Here’s a bit about each of them – you’ll see exactly how their skills fit together to underpin everything we do.

Maggie Turner - Patron of Hope Support Services

Maggie Turner


Hello, I’m Maggie and I’m very honoured and proud to be a Patron of Hope Support Services. I’m a trained social worker and having worked for a number of years in the Probation Service and as a social worker in the Children and Families Team, I was recruited by Childline to develop its UK-wide schools programme – CHIPS – setting up a peer-led anti-bullying programme and giving Childline a physical presence in UK schools. This is where I first came across Sue (Hope’s founder) whose work with young people greatly enhanced the CHIPS programme. In 2003 I became CEO of the Diana Award, recognising the achievements of inspirational young people, and I was awarded with an OBE in 2010 for services to children and young people.

My belief has always been that children and young people should be the central part to organisations set up for them. They should play a prominent role in all parts of the organisation through setting up youth boards, consultation groups, conferences and as spokespeople at events. That’s why I’m so passionate about Hope and the work that it does to support children and young people, and bring them hope and comfort in dark times.

Sue Trevethan - Founder and Chair of Trustees for Hope Support Services

Sue Trevethan

Chair and Founder

Sue Trevethan has an extensive background as a therapist/trainer, working with young people since 1994 within social services and the youth service. She spent many years working with disaffected young people in schools and pupil referral units and worked on several projects with young offenders and with children in care. Sue also worked in partnership with Childline setting up a peer support programme within secondary schools throughout Herefordshire.

With this experience and knowledge, Sue founded Hope and set about building a strong team of like-minded, passionate individuals with a range of professional skillsets to establish this highly successful and unique service for young people.

Sam White - Clinical Lead Trustee at Hope Support Services

Sam White

Trustee – Vice Chair and Clinical Lead

Sam is an experienced Macmillan Community Palliative Nurse Specialist. At the age of 15 her father was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and, aged 7, her mother with multiple sclerosis. She is therefore only too aware from her own experience, the lack of support that was available due to her age – she was too young for adult services and at the time too old for Winston’s Wish.
Alan Trevethan - Financial Director and Treasurer to the Trustees of Hope Support Services

Alan Trevethan

Trustee – Financial Director and Treasurer

A Managing Director with over 30 years of experience of running companies of various sizes from £2M to £20M turnover. Alan prides himself on knowing where every pound is spent in any organisation he has any responsibility for and believes in the old maxim “look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves”. He ensures that all expenditure and income for Hope Support is fully documented and he also ensures that there is clear policy that Hope does not commit to any expenditure or contract that they do not have the funding to support.

James Greenfield - Fundraising Trustee at Hope Support Services

James Greenfield

Trustee – Fundraising

After a 20 year military first career, James Greenfield has spent the subsequent 20 years in the not-for-profit sector. After some full time fundraising work, his administrative experience has encompassed charity and grant making; he is the Administrator of the E F Bulmer Benevolent Fund (which makes grants to former employees of H P Bulmer and to charities in Herefordshire); the Secretary of the International Dendrology Society (promoting the study and enjoyment of trees, with 1500 members in 50 countries); and he keeps his hand in as a fundraising consultant to a number of charities in the West Midlands.

James came across Hope in its very early stages, and immediately realised that the concept was different, exciting and thoroughly worthwhile; one to which he could contribute through his experience in funding and fundraising.


Nick Wardale

Trustee – Schools Lead

Nick has been a teacher for 20 years. He has worked in schools in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Herefordshire. He has carried out a variety of roles but is currently Head of Year 11 and Head of RE at John Kyrle, a large 11-18 community school in Ross on Wye, Herefordshire. His experience as a pastoral leader has given him a special interest in organisations that work to support young people through difficult times in their lives. Nick has witnessed for himself the positive impact that Hope has had on teenagers at John Kyrle. Nick also has experience in the primary sector; until recently he was a parent governor at a primary school in Ross. Nick is passionate about international education; he has led trips for sixth form students to the USA and Uganda.

Nick grew up in Macclesfield and Bristol. He lives in Ross and is married to Sue who is a speech and language mentor at Ashfield Park Primary School. They have three children and approximately four rabbits.
Adam Jeffery - Youth Trustee at Hope Support Services

Adam Jeffery

Trustee – Youth

Hey, so I am Hope’s Youth trustee! Trying to keep the other trustees youthful and on their toes.  Importantly though, I’m here to represent the young people by seeing the Y-Teams and visiting some youth sessions.

​My background is working with young people ranging from working in Secondary Inclusion Programmes to most recently supporting young volunteers in Zimbabwe. I have a rather long relationship with Hope Support Services and it’s a privilege to still be involved with the organisation.

Rebecca Fletcher - Hope's Trustee Secretary

Rebecca Flecher

Trustee – Secretary

Rebecca’s five years spent at university have equipped her with the organisational skills required to manage
the workload of the Secretarial position, and applied for the position after completing her Master’s Degree in Women, Peace and Security.

She says: “I have been consistently passionate about volunteering throughout my student life, and I am
especially excited to volunteer for such a meaningful and worthwhile charity outside of
academia. I am particularly interested in and admirable of Hope’s identity as ‘a charity of
young people’ in addition to ‘a charity for young people’, as I am a passionate believer in the
wisdom, strength, and solidarity of youth.”