Sarah is married to Jon and mum to Megan & Billy. Naturally the foundation is incredibly personal to her but having volunteered at homeless shelters prior to Billy’s accident, there are several reasons for being a Trustee. Sarah is passionate about helping others and shares Billy’s aspiration to improve lives of the homeless. Sarah runs a successful hairdressing business in the Chew Valley and surrounding area.
Niki is married to Dan and mum to Freddie & Milly.
Niki is an Event Manager and runs large events for medical societies, attended by thousands of professionals from across Europe.
She met Sarah when coaching netball to a group of mums. and they've been close friends ever since.
In 2018 Niki ran the Chew Valley 10k in Billy's memory and raised over £500 in the process!
Jackie has two kids who have been friends with Meg & Billy since they were toddlers which is when Jackie met Sarah.
Jackie is a career marketer who has worked around the world on goods as diverse as Magnum ice cream and Courvoiser. She has spent the last twenty years in senior retail management roles and during this time also volunteered as an Schools Academy trustee for the diocese of Bath and Wells.
Dan is married to Niki and has two amazing kids, Freddie & Milly. He has held a number of key operational roles in large businesses and has over 15 years experience managing large fleets of 5000 vehicles or more.
He's known the Abernethy-Hopes for nearly 20 years and Billy was the smallest but most handsome Usher at their wedding in 2006.
Julie founded Glynns Solicitors in 1983.
She began her career specialising in personal injury litigation. Over the years she developed an interest in medical negligence and exclusively with clinical negligence claims.
Julie is a founding member of the Society for Clinical Injury Lawyers.
Meg is Billy's older sister, and with only 17 months between them, they were two side of the same coin whilst growing up. Meg helps bring a little bit of Billy to the Foundation as well as reducing the average significantly!
Meg has a degree in Stage Management specialising in Film & TV having recently graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.