Hope House Children's Hospices is a charity registered with the Charity Commission in England: Charity number 1003859.

The Charity is overseen by a Board of Trustees comprising local individuals who give their time voluntarily. Day to day management is through a Senior Management Team.

The Charity is regulated by the Charity Commission and by the Care Quality Commission in England and Health Inspectorate Wales.

The Charity is also a UK registered company limited by guarantee company number 2588103.

Our Senior Management Team:

Chief Executive:

Andy Goldsmith

01691 671999

[email protected]

Director of Care:

Karen Wright

01691 671999

[email protected]

Director of Fundraising and Marketing:

Simi Epstein

01691 671671

[email protected]

Commercial Director:

Andrew Fergus

01691 672614

[email protected]

Director of HR and Volunteering:

Anne Edge

01691 679679

[email protected]

Our Trustees

You can contact all of our trustees at [email protected]

Steve Henly (Chair)

Steve owns a specialty industrial chemicals business and a commercial property investment company based in Shrewsbury. Steve is also on the Board of an International media publisher based in London. Having developed a career in electrical and chemical engineering Steve has a commercial background, and particular expertise in sales and marketing. Steve currently Chairs the Hope House Children’s Hospices Board of Trustees.

Barbara Evans (Vice Chair)

Barbara retired from Local Government as the Head of Safeguarding & Corporate Parenting for Telford and Wrekin Council. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Hope House and has served as a Trustee since 1991. Her background is in Social Services and she has served with the Social Services Inspectorate as a regional development worker for Quality Protects - a government initiative to raise standards in children's services. She has a special interest in children with disabilities.

Phil Inch (Treasurer)

Phil brings wide financial experience to the Board as he was the Finance Director of Kronospan Ltd - a large local employer based in Chirk. He is also currently the Treasurer of the Hope House Trustees.

Janette Welch

Janette recently retired from running an outdoor activities centre for schools in North Wales and is Vice-Chair of the Hope House Trustees. Her background is in primary school education, where she specialised in children with learning difficulties.

Chris Hudson

Chris was appointed as a Trustee of Hope House Children's Hospices in September 2013. He is retired from a successful career at a senior level in the field of human resources with an international technology company. Having most recently worked overseas, Chris has returned to Shropshire from where he plans his travels with his wife, spends time with his grandchildren and works to improve his proficiency on the piano.

David Sharp

David was appointed a trustee of Hope House in September 2015. He has been a full-time GP partner in Telford since 2005. He lives in Shrewsbury with his wife and three children. 

Gwyn Bartley

Gwyn is a Solicitor recently retired from private practice in North Wales. He has served on the North Wales Police Authority and was Chairman of the North Wales CBI 1999-2001.

Jean Watt

Until her retirement, Jean was a Consultant Paediatrician at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Telford and Wrekin PCT. Her special interests were neonatology and children with complex needs. She was also interested in training and governance, working with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child health as a Regional Advisor and as a member of the national Revalidation Committee. She is a Trustee and Treasurer for the John Evans Mews Trust in Shrewsbury. 

Meinir Wigley

Meinir is Head of External Relations and Funding for the Countryside Council for Wales. Previously she worked with the RSPB as their Public Affairs Manager for Wales. She continues her studies to complete an MBA.