Meet the Team


Vanessa Cade-Hughes

Vanessa is the secretary of HUG and has been on the charity board for several years.

She was impacted  by a visit to Uganda in 2014 and works hard organising fundraising events such as a charity ball and also being in charge of buying and selling African crafts at fairs all over the local area to raise money for the charity. Since her first trip she has been part of the team on further trips to Uganda to visit the Rainbow Hope Centre.



Roy Field

Roy is the Chairman of the charity, organising regular meetings to discuss future plans for HUG and how to achieve them and driving the work of the chrity forward.

He oversees the building projects and keeps in regular touch with the nationals who work with the charity in Uganda to ensure the continued wellbeing of the children. Roy has made multiple trips to Uganda over the years.




Pete Howard

Pete is the Minister of Alsager Community Church, to which all the current team are associated. He has visited Uganda in 2014 and 2018, seeing firsthand the desperate conditions of the children there and also the amazing way our project has made a differnce to our children. He helps with fundraising and networking, as well as managing the website. 






Lyndsey Field

Lyndsey works with Logistics in her family company and has visited the Rainbow Hope Centre many times, developing a passion for the work of the charity and for the children. As a new member of the team, she was able to take part in the meetings with the centre staff during the most recent trip in 2022. She helps to runs craft stalls at different events and continues to develop her r










Anne Beard


Anne is a retired nurse and in the past a member of the Leadership team at Alsager Community Church. She has been part of several volunteer trips HUG has run to Uganda and would say that Uganda is in her heart. Whilst joining the team without the plan to take on any specific role, Anne has nonetheless already become busy with networking and fundraising ideas.








Laura Smith

 Laura  jumped in with both feet when she joined the team, in terms of fundraising and more. She ran a half marathon to raise money and awareness for the work of HUG and the Rainbow Hope Centre and along with her husband was part of the volunteer trip to visit the project in 2019.

Laura is the Assistant paster at Alsager Community Church.





Lydia and Hisborn

Hope Uganda works with amazing individuals over in Uganda who work day to day to care for and support the children and who will run the Rainbow Hope Centre.

Taking the lead over there are Lydia and Hisborn, they are people who the HUG team have known and trusted for years. Lydia, along with her husband is a pastor of a church which they started and Hisborn is a former Headteacher. 

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