Our Team

We are pleased to introduce our team.

Val Huxley – CEO

After a life changing visit to Romania in 2004 Val left her family and friends back in Kent to support the then fledgling charity. Few would argue that since joining the charity she has been the main stay whilst going through many changes over the years, serving selflessly. Respected by project leaders and loved by hundreds of the children and families within our projects, Val is fired for the charity’s objectives in helping to relieve communities from poverty.   She attends the West Wilts Vineyard Church, Trowbridge.

Bill Huxley – Volunteer Director, Business against Poverty

Founder of Business against Poverty, relationship is at the centre of who Bill is. He loves to link businesses and bv006bother communities to the international projects we work with, currently in Romania, Nepal and Haiti. He has an ambition for all those who engage in the fight against injustice and poverty to prosper financially, emotionally and spiritually.

He is a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and a Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) & Member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (MACC), Person-centred working within an integrated framework specialising in trauma therapy. Bill is also a Certified and Accredited Personal Coach and a Member of the Association of Coaching (MAC.) Bill attends the West Wilts Vineyard Church in Trowbridge.

Jon Williams – Student/Adult Development Director

Jonathan trained at Exeter University as a teacher of English, Physical Education and Outdoor Education. The Development Programme with local schools has now grown significantly and has become his major focus after 38 years teaching. Jon spends much of his time shaping , designing and delivering community developments that are achievable with our student or adult project teams.  He is a member of  Holy Trinity Combe Down Church.


Lorraine Breese – Book-keeper

Lorraine is married to Dave and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. She came to England from South Africa in 2005 and joined us in November 2012 after working for local Wiltshire businesses. Lorraine worships in Upper Studley Baptist church in Trowbridge.



Jill Neighbour –  Office Administrator

Jill is married and has four children and four grandchildren.  
She studied Education at Oxford Brooks University and has a background in special educational needs; however, the majority of Jill’s working life has been within the charity sector, working with adults and young people who have been exploited or marginalised in some way.
Jill attends West Wilts Vineyard Church, Trowbridge


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