Thomas Stucken – Chairman & Trustee

Thomas and his wife Lynne experienced the support James Hopkins Trust could provide first hand with their son Max. After Max passed away in 2000 Thomas was keen to support James Hopkins Trust and ensure other families were able to benefit from the support he had experienced. Thomas is a successful local business owner who provides guidance and advice on our marketing and fundraising strategies.


Malcolm Nelmes – Vice Chairman, Trustee & Treasurer

Malcolm has been a member of the Management Committee and Trustee since James Hopkins Trust began in 1989. He was friends with the co-founders Vance and Heather so was aware of the difficulties families experienced in caring for a severely disabled child. As a result of this Malcolm has worked tirelessly to help the Charity achieve its goals. Malcolm ran his own business until he retired.

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Adrian Fletcher – Trustee

Adrian has been a Trustee since the James Hopkins Trust began in 1989, he is a Solicitor at Iacopi Palmer Solicitors and volunteers his time to advise us on James Hopkins Trust’s legal matters. Adrian has extensive knowledge of the local area and community and this is used to support James Hopkins Trust.


Dr Ewoud Vorstman – Trustee 

Dr Vorstman is a consultant Paediatrician and Speciality Director who works at Gloucestershire NHS Trust. Dr Vorstman’s patients are mainly paediatric affected by Neuro-Disability who come under community services. Dr Vorstman’s extensive knowledge and experience allows him to advise us on clinical governance matters and offer a medical opinion when needed to ensure we are providing consistent quality to the families we support.


Sophia Haq – Trustee 

 Sophia was an active volunteer with events for James Hopkins Trust for many years before joining the board         of trustees. Sophia is a human resources professional for an international company and brings her wealth of           knowledge and experience to guide and support the charity.