As James’s business partner and Director of Customer Services and Project Management for over 20 years, Sosi brings a wealth of experience in delivery and leadership. She is responsible for driving and delivering the charities’ strategic objectives, both capital projects and grass root initiatives. From partner-based projects through to the creation of new facilities, Sosi’s experience in budget management, health & safety and evaluation & monitoring, provides Hands of Hope with the experience to deliver projects expediently. Along with Sonja, Sosi delivers our successful Helping Hands Lunch Club and currently has responsibility for the market gardens until we employ a new Head of Horticulture.
Arthur is our Living History Co-ordinator and is working with our team of research volunteers to bring the historical stories of the walled garden and woodland to life and he will be developing interpretation on site to share these discoveries with our volunteers and visitors.
As well as recent experience of working at the National Trust, he brings to the role experience of film making, an understanding of wildlife & heritage and a passion for a great story.
After leaving a career teaching Textiles in East Sussex and having kept my own bees on a community orchard in Hastings, I am really looking forward to looking after the bees at Hope Farm Community Garden in their heritage orchard. I will be running ‘Bee in Company’ – a weekly session for people of all ages to learn about the fascinating world of the honey bee.
Mo is a highly-skilled wood turner and shed builder and a natural teacher. He encourages his team of shedders to learn new skills in a relaxed environment and also to share their knowledge with others.
As well as his wood making skills, he enjoys connecting people through conversation and laughter and can bake a delicious bread and butter pudding!