Claire is the founder of the Hope Charity Project. She is a mum of two teenage girls and has experienced first-hand the implications of dealing with a child who is struggling with mental health issues and fighting to get support for her family to cope.
Claire is dedicated to creating the support needed for families now and campaigning for change and hope for our children. Claire is a creative soul, having worked in the creative arts and with accomplishments spanning over a 25-year career. Having also worked in pre-primary, primary and secondary schools as a teacher in the arts department, her knowledge and understanding of young peoples needs are keenly tuned. Claire believes empathy, care and trust are key, along with early intervention and prevention for a young person's emotional well-being.
Ceri is a very caring and committed mother of two secondary school-aged children, who has a clear understanding of the implications mental health can have on the whole family. Having experienced first-hand the effect a siblings well-being can have on the family unit, she is keen to see a change in how young people get care and attention before breaking point occurs.
Ceri's long career in communications and her strong creative flair led her to establish her own business 6 years ago, and she now provides copywriting, content management and presentation services to clients throughout the UK.
Ceri’s abundant compassion and talent for clear, detailed communication is an asset to have on our board here at HOPE. Having helped us established our presence through her copywriting and communication skills, we are grateful to be able to lean on her wealth of experience to help us get our message out there effectively.
Jenny is a grandmother of six, mother of two and wife to David. Together, she and her husband have been involved in several charitable organisations since retiring.
Throughout her career, Jenny has been involved in a wide variety of businesses including ICI, Kodak and Redland PLC, working in the Human Resources Department which included clerical administration, recruitment and training.
For seven years, Jenny worked at Ware College as a Work Placement Officer and was involved in the Youth Training Scheme which helped over 16s find employment and gain an NVQ qualification. Jenny found great satisfaction in helping young people both practically and with emotional issues.
She cares profoundly about people’s welfare and has trained as a Pastoral Assistant for her church, worked as a volunteer with the Salvation Army dealing with addiction and homeless problems and volunteered at a hospice. She is a qualified member of the Healing Trust and has worked as a volunteer at a number of Healing Centres.
Jenny was drawn to support Hope Charity Project for several different reasons, but mainly as she feels passionately that young people deserve to be supported and encouraged to reach their potential, and to lead happy and fulfilled lives.