The Little Chapel Foundation

About Us

The foundation:

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

Role of the Foundation

Structure

The Little Chapel’s Core team are:

John Silvester (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.

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.