The hArt team includes a number of highly skilled professionals.   Our Trustees include those with business, arts and teaching skills, as well as finance and HR experience  The Board meets quarterly and is responsible for the overall financial and business management of the charity.   


We have Consultants available with legal, fundraising and charity management/accountancy skills.   We are looking to expand the Trustee board and broaden the skills we have, so if you think you might like to get involved, please contact, who is Chair of Trustees.  


The Management committee deals with the day to day activities of the charity, and meets monthly.  

hArt's Patron,
Hylton Murray-Philipson

All of us at hArt were delighted when Hylton joined us as our patron in 2020.

To read more about Hylton, his history and why he's an excellent patron for hArt to have, click here


Annie Jeffery


Annie is the Founder and CEO of hArt. She is a sculpter...


Marilyn Freedman


Marilyn was born and brought up in London. She moved to the New Forest with her...

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Viv Purcell


Viv is a registered psychologist with the HCPC and British Psychological Society, who...

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Andrew C Wright

Art Therapist

Andrew is a trained Art Psychotherapist, UK licensed.

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Julie Johns, MBE

Charity Development Manager

Julie is a Charity Fundraiser & Business Training Provider. She is the Founder and...

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Mary Wallbank


Mary has a very high level of charity expertise. Having...

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Rachael Hartley

Art Facilitator

Rachael's bio coming soon

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Karen Blake

Art Facilitator

Karen studied fine art at West Surrey College of art & design... 


John Hatchard


John is a solicitor and a partner with Moore Blatch LLP in the real estate division, based in...

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Kevin Mann

Chair of Trustees

Kevin is a marketer with over 20 years experience of building brands and supporting...


Pippa Knight


I was born in 1959 in Lyndhurst and grew up in Sway. Aged 19, after completing a two year...


Birgitta Hancock


Birgitta lives in Lymington and is married with two teenage children. She has helped with... 

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Charlotte Burleigh

Art Therapist

Charlotte studied and qualified with a BA in Fine Art in 1994...


Martin Pettett

Office Administration

Martin has a wide ranging CV, but it's his experience in Communications, website...


Sam Lewis

Art Therapist

Sam has been working as an artist since qualifying with a BA in Fine and Applied arts from...

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Sarah Benson

Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah joined hArt in March 2021. She has assisted at...

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Anne Moxom

Art Facilitator

Anne has been involved in the visual arts for many years...