The current list of charity trustees for the Give a Child a Hope charity which supports The Revival Centre in Matugga.
Professor Marion Hetherington
I am an experimental psychologist by training with an interest in nutrition. I graduated from the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford and I have more than 25 years of experience in conducting research on eating behaviour and nutrition. I am involved in the Farming project and the Communications Task Group and experienced my first visit to Uganda in 2016 with 3 other trustees. I sponsor two champions at Revival Centre and am delighted to be involved in Give A Child A Hope charity. I am keen to develop links between the Revival Centre and local education institutions including Makerere University and Bukalasa Agriculture College. I am based at the University of Leeds and I am happy to answer questions about my time in Matugga.
Dr Sheila Lewis
As a member of St John’s Church Ben Rhydding I have been a supporter of the work of Bishop Ivan Lugolobi and his team at the Revival Centre, Matugga, Uganda for a number of years. Although I have not yet had the opportunity to visit the Revival Centre, I have been able to spend time with Bishop Ivan during his UK visits sharing my love of Africa which my husband Chris and I have developed through many years of travelling in Africa and our involvement with charitable work in Zambia. After retiring from the NHS where I worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, I became a trustee with GACAH and now work with my fellow GACAH trustee Mary Booluck and Madam Allen Lugolobi in Matura in co-ordinating the sponsorship programme for the ‘champions’.
I have been involved with Give A Child A Hope for 10 years now and have had the privilege to visit Matugga many times. I am a Nurse and have a keen interest in the Revival medical centre. I am part of the communications group and work with other trustees to develop links between the Revival centre, schools and groups here in the UK. I have a big heart for the Revival Centre and community in Matugga and pleased I can now share my trips to Uganda with my young son Christopher.
I am a trustee and long-term supporter. I have been involved with the charity for 10 years and have visited the Revival Centre twice, in 2007 and then in 2013. I am a qualified General and Mental Health nurse and have a vast amount of experience in both fields. I live in Ilkley and am a member of St John’s Church.
I have visited the Revival centre three times; my first visit was in 2010. On all three visits I have found that my time there has been rewarding, humbling and amazing all rolled into one. Every day offered a new and different challenge, but they were such fabulous experiences. I have sponsored a few Champions over the years and I currently sponsor two champions. Here I am With Sharon Kinsime. I am an Art and design teacher who also likes to dance! I have lived in Ilkley for almost thirty years and I am a member of St Johns Church in Ben Rhydding.
As a long term supporter and subsequently a trustee, I first became involved with the charity 10 years ago when I visited the Revival Centre for the first time in 2007. As a nurse I have a particular interest in the work of the clinic. I was so inspired by that first trip that I have visited every year since and have been privileged to witness first hand and be part of the very positive changes the Revival Centre has made to the lives of many young people. After so many years of visiting I proudly refer to Matugga -Uganda as my second home!
Retired company director responsible for operational matters.
Nikki is the charity’s Administrator who works part time for the charity and plans Bishop Ivan’s UK programme each year. My family sponsored two Revival children for six years before I joined the charity to work for them. I’ve always loved and learned a lot from Ivan’s visits to Church. My daughter used to hear Ivan speak in her school assemblies and I see great value in the UK side of the work, showing our children how we care for others and the importance of global citizenship.