The people who govern Hope

The people who govern Hope

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.

A word from our Patron, Maggie Turner OBE

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.

Our Trustees and Board

Zinnia Wilkinson


Zinnia has taught in Herefordshire and Worcestershire for the past 20 years and is currently working as the Director of Pastoral Care at an independent girls’ school, where mentoring young people forms a large part of her role. A passionate advocate of each young person’s right to good mental health, Zinnia has welcomed the opportunity to work closely with educational and medical teams to promote youth wellbeing.

In addition to her teaching role, Zinnia has been a School Governor and is the founder of an Educational Wellbeing Collective which offers schools in the Three Counties an opportunity to share good practice pertaining to pastoral matters. Recently Zinnia organised an online Festival of Wellbeing aimed at 14 – 25 year olds.

Logan Ryan

Trustee – Vice Chair and Digital Lead

Logan has a mainly healthcare background, studying his BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science before going on to gain a Master’s in Public Health. After graduation, Logan went on to work on a number of European Regional Development Fund projects, National Institute for Health Research projects, and the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network. More recently Logan has joined Imperial College Health Partners, where his role as Innovation Manager focuses on implementation and adoption of innovation in the healthcare sector. 

As a trustee he provides advice around R&D, Intellectual Property and connecting with regional and national healthcare infrastructure. Recently, Logan also took on the Board responsibility of Vice-Chair, supporting the Chair, Hope’s Senior Management Team, the wider Board and Hope’s young people. Logan is committed to the development of Hope’s strategy, maintaining the core value of Hope and the young people we support, and working to ensure good governance.

Nick Wardale

Trustee – Schools Lead & trustee responsible for Safeguarding

Nick has worked in secondary education for over 20 years. He has taught at schools in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Herefordshire. He has carried out a variety of roles and is currently Head of Year and Head of RE at John Kyrle High School, a large, successful 11-18 community school in Ross on Wye.

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.

Roger Young

Trustee – Fundraising and Interim Finance

Qualified as an Agricultural Economist, Roger spent 25 years manufacturing and supplying specialist animal feed to UK farmers. This was followed by working for a Government agency in Gloucestershire before joining the Institute of Directors, plus training to work with the Law Society of England assessing solicitors’ firms to ensure they meet their legal and regulatory responsibilities. Roger continues to operate this service today. Working in London in the past, Roger was a Trustee of a Fundraising project that successfully gained over £3 million pounds to support a major renewal of sport and theatre facilities. This also allowed support for the Great Ormond Street ongoing funding appeal.

Leaving Herefordshire in 2008 Roger and his wife spent 12 years in France and now are about to return full time to Herefordshire. He is aware of the need for supporting those who require help in difficult times and he has recently personally endured in Herefordshire the loss of a granddaughter. Roger is determined to see the future of Hope being able to be financially viable and capable to provide their services so sorely needed.

Lisa Glover

Trustee – Youth

After graduation, Lisa joined the British Army. She commissioned from Sandhurst in 1988 and served in a variety of units and a variety of theatres, including Northern Ireland and Iraq.

Lisa also spent six years as a Cadet Executive Officer in the Army Cadet Force, a post that included responsibility as the Designated Safeguarding Children’s Officer and where she implemented a significant cultural change to make the safety and welfare of children the primary responsibility. Most recently, Lisa works as PA to the Headmistress in a girls’ school and what first attracted her to the post was that the school is committed to enabling every pupil to reach their potential.

Carl Attwood


After reading Music at Bristol University, Carl read Theology at Oxford and was ordained in 1977. He was Rector of Colwall from 1982-2008 and is a Prebendary of Hereford Cathedral.

He has served and chaired numerous Boards of Schools, State and Independent, and of Charities and has particular experience of Governance and Strategy. He was Chairman of St Michael’s Hospice Hereford for 10 years and national chairmen of the 200 plus Independent Chairmen. From 2011 to 2015 was an Independent Councillor on Hereford Unitary Authority where he chaired the Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Still continuing to lecture on many aspects of music and playing classical and jazz piano, old car renovation and dog walking fill the remaining space that four grandchildren occasionally provide.

Sam White

Clinical Advisor

Sam is employed by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Lead Nurse for Specialist Palliative & End of Life Care.

Previously a Trustee, Sam now volunteers as Hope’s Clinical Advisor. She has been a registered nurse for nearly 20 years and contributes a wealth of clinical knowledge to the Board.