Ham United Group (HUG) is a non-political community interest company aiming to improve the environment and quality of life for the people and our community in Ham and Petersham. 

What we do 

HUG works as an umbrella organisation for projects and groups that support our aims. We are proud to assist several amazing initiatives with publicity, insurance, administration and accessing funding. 

We encourage projects that are working for a sustainable future through reduce our carbon footprint, caring for wildlife and nature, building our community and empowering people. 

At present, we support several successful groups and projects, such as

  • Ham library garden and allotments
  • Friends of Ham Lands
  • Richmond Marker Labs
  • Green Screen
  • Ham meditation group


If you have got an idea for a project or event, please get in touch via info@hamunitedgroup.org.uk

Who we are

HUG is entirely run by volunteers. Our current chair is Sufiyo Andersson.

Our work is guided by a board of directors consisting of:

Daija Angeli
Ian Bowen
Paul Brown
Penny Frost
Justine Glynn
Jill Lamb
Jean Loveland
Jose Medina (Treasurer)
Chris Ruse
Chas Warlow
David Williams

Support our work

If you like to support us, please consider becoming a member.  Membership is free and open to anyone keen to support our work. If you are interested in what we do, please subscribe to our newsletter, attend our meetings or email us at  info@hamunitedgroup.org.uk.  

You can also support our work by making a donation. Please click on the donate button below. You will be forwarded to a PayPal page where you can enter the amount and your preferred payment method.



Our history

HUG was founded in 2006 by a group of people passionate about their local community and the environment. 

Our first project was the Ashburnham Road Community Mosaic.

Completing the mosaic took over a year working with 600 adult volunteers and nearly 300 school children from the local library, primary and secondary schools, youth clubs and day centres. Made on mesh and then concreted directly to the wall the mosaic was based on the flora and fauna of the local area with each section being designed by the volunteers.  

Our next project was the library garden. Volunteers transformed the neglected space around Ham Library into an award winning bird, bee and butterfly garden.


Watch this video to learn more on how it all started .....