The Little Chapel Foundation

About Us

The foundation:

The Foundation aims to recognise and equally support, promote and empathise with:

Role of the Foundation


The Little Chapel’s Core team are:

Patrick Johnson (Chairman):
Moved to Guernsey in 2004. Pat is a serial philanthropist and enjoys nothing more than rolling up his sleeves and just ‘getting the job done’ helping numerous Guernsey community initiatives. With a particular passion for horticulture, chairing Guernsey’s Floral Guernsey committee. His recent achievements have been: Town flowers, Castle landscaping upgrade, Airport Memorial and planting and La Vallette.

John Silvester (Vice Chairman):  
Born in Jersey, and has lived in Guernsey since 1946. After retiring as a colonel in 1998, John was appointed as Head of Estate Management for the States of Guernsey and had responsibility for refurbishment and maintenance of local historical buildings including the Markets, St James, St Barnabas and the Royal Court. Since 2011 he has got involved heavily in charitable appointments and most recently chaired a committee that erected a memorial to the Allied Aircrew who perished in Bailiwick waters during WWII.

Eileen Silvester:
Born in Durham, and moved back to Guernsey with her husband in 1998.  Qualified as a chemical analyst but later followed a career change in Finance, qualifying as a financial advisor. Since retiring in 2014, she has been involved in a number of charitable organisations as a fund raiser, events manager and a social care caseworker, most recently involved in the Allied Aircrew memorial.

Sean Petralia (Treasurer):
Born in Guernsey. Served in the British Army before taking a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree in Communication Engineering and as a post graduate, a Masters in Business Administration. Sean returned to Guernsey into the Finance industry in 2008 and joined Close Bank as Head of Change then into Kleinwort Benson where he is currently responsible for business transformation programmes across the group. Sean is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the BCS having served on the Guernsey Board for six years with three years as Treasurer. He is an associate member of the Institute of Directors and holds the diploma in Company Direction. In his spare time he is an Adult Instructor for the Army Cadet Force and has a particular interest in developing potential in Guernsey youth as well as protecting and maintaining Guernsey heritage sites for future generations.

Hannah Hayward (Foundation Secretary):
Moved to Guernsey in 1998.  Born in Dartmouth, Devon. Education at Framingham Suffolk, and sixth form at the Guernsey Grammar School. She has over 14 years marketing and business development expertise within the professional services and marine engineering sectors. She has a Masters degree in International Management and an Honours degree in Law. She currently holds three directorships in; private equity business, logistical company and a security and intelligence company. Hannah has an associate membership with the Institute of Directors. Since 2015 Hannah has got involved in local charities as Company Secretary for St Johns Ambulance Commandery in Guernsey and more recently the formation of the Little Chapel Foundation.

Jack Honeybill (Head of Fundraising):
Jack has been in Guernsey for 38 years after working in the Guernsey and the UK for a large high street bank. Jack has also worked for the States Treasury Department, Culture and Leisure and the Environment department. Jack has been Chair of the Friends of Les Bourgs Hospice for 23 years and has been responsible for raising £4.5 million during that time. Jack has been responsible for organising three Million Pound Lotteries for Les Bourgs. Jack has also led the Town Centre Partnership since 2003. All the artists that entertain us every summer in Carnival come from far and wide along with local supporting musicians all need to be sponsored. Jack raises the money every year for the artists and entertainment. He was also Governor of Ladies College for 6 years and the Link Governor for Melrose. Jack is also a keen amateur musician playing the trombone and the piano.

Hannah Hollis (Digital and Marketing support)
Hannah moved to Guernsey in 2014 and as a full blown outdoorsy type, has taken every opportunity since to get outside and get involved in Island Life. As a digital project manager, she likes to keep her finger (or thumb) on the interactive pulse of all things digital and is keen to continue looking at ways to bring the TLC into the 21st century, bringing it back into the heart of the community using modern digital engagement and good old fashioned tenacity.