The current list of charity trustees for the Give a Child a Hope charity which supports The Revival Centre in Matugga.
Reverend Peter Willox
Peter is vicar of St John’s Anglican Church, part of the Diocese of Leeds. It is located in Ben Rhydding and is a family friendly church centred in our local community. Peter has visited Revival Centre in Matugga and as a trustee he has established strong links with the other churches in Ilkely and beyond to involve the wider community in meeting with Bishop Ivan Lugoloobi during his annual visits to the area. Peter has also facilitated links with local schools who wish to support Revival Centre.
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 Communications Task Group and experienced my first visit to Uganda in 2016 with 3 other trustees. I support 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 education institutions including Makerere University, Bukalasa Agriculture College and AGRIBUTEC in Serere. I am based at the University of Leeds and I have brought three students from Leeds to visit Matugga with support from the Leeds Foundation.
Dr Sheila Lewis
As a member of St John’s Church Ben Rhydding I have been a supporter of the work of Bishop Ivan Lugoloobi 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 Lugoloobi in Matugga in coordinating the Champions Support Programme and the Further Education Scholarship.
I have been involved with Give A Child A Hope for more than 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 supported a few Champions over the years and I currently support two champions. Here I am with another Sharon. 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 more than 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.
Kate is the charity’s Administrator who works part time whilst also being a busy Mum to two daughters and all the challenges that entails. I first heard of this charity when my eldest daughter school was fund raising through their harvest festival to send funds to Matugga. I feel that this is a great opportunity to work for a locally based charity that I can bring my experience and skills to and I enjoy being part of a team and community working together to make a difference and to see His kingdom come.