Robert Hughes (Chairman)
Robert is Anna’s father and lives with his wife Carole and eldest daughter Sara near Stamford. After 32 years at Mars where he was Managing Director of the UK Food Division, he took up the role of Chairman of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is also trustee of national charity Brain Tumour Research.
Carole is Anna’s mum and lives with her husband Robert and daughter Sara near Stamford. She has worked in the Health Service and is a qualified swimming teacher. As mum and ‘nurse’ to Anna throughout every day of her illness, she has been inspired to dedicate her time to supporting other children with brain tumours and their families.
Joanne is married to Tim, who runs his own Marketing Consultancy. They have two grown up daughters. She trained to be a midwife in Leicester and after a career break has returned to work as a phlebotomist at a local GP surgery. Joanne uses her experience of charity work following several years as a committee member of Stamford NSPCC. She contributes largely to the fundraising team.
Gail is now retired, but was a GP in Stamford, married to Phil a retired Consultant Anaesthetist. She has three grown up children. Gail brings her medical expertise to the charity as well as undertaking the odd physical challenge to raise funds!
Erica is a former Regional Managing Director of Compass Group with over 25 years’ experience in the Hospitality and Catering sector. This, together with her master’s degree in business administration, enables her to help, support and develop the Charity. Erica lives locally in Barnack with her partner, Simon.
Rob has been the presenter of Rutland Radio’s Breakfast Show for 15 years and was the first voice on the station when it launched full time. As well as working in partnership with the charity through Rutland Radio, Rob has also fundraised for the charity by running the Perkins Great Eastern Half-Marathon, and the Virgin London Marathon. Rob lives in Stamford, and in his spare time also enjoys being on stage at Uppingham Theatre in musicals, pantos and plays.
Samantha Hale is Managing Director of Advance Performance UK Ltd and Commercial Director of the Perkins Great Eastern Run. Sam is delighted to have an association with Anna’s Hope. As a patron she will continue to network on the charity’s behalf and look for fundraising opportunities.
Colin Ward lives in Stamford with his wife Daphne. He is Managing Director of Live Promotions Events Ltd, who stage events throughout the United Kingdom including events at East of England Showground Peterborough and concerts at Burghley House Stamford. He is a lifetime honorary member of the National Outdoor Events Association which he is a founder. Colin is a great supporter of Anna’s Hope.
We are delighted that Miranda Rock has become the latest patron for Anna’s Hope. Miranda is Director of Burghley House, Stamford.
Sarah Edwick is founder of Lucy Locket with her husband Paul. Their company specialises in Fairy clothes, which Anna loved to wear.
Judith Carter is Chief Executive of The Haycock Hotel in Wansford and a former Head Teacher who has also served on a working party for the development of Science National Curriculum.
Lady Isabella Naylor-Leyland
Isabella Naylor-Leyland, originally from Co. Durham, is now married to a Cambridgeshire landowner. She has been involved in fundraising for children’s charities including NSPCC and the Dyspraxia Foundation and is a trustee of two charitable trusts.