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Supporting Sudden Death In Children & Young Adults

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Rhian Mannings MBE

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Rhian Mannings – Founder and Chief Executive In February 2012 Rhian Mannings had just returned to work as a P.E. teacher after having her youngest son George when tragedy struck her family. George died suddenly with no sign of illness in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant on the 22nd February. Just days later Paul, her […]

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Rachel Williams

Finance & Administration Manager

Rachel first became aware of 2 Wish Upon A Star in 2013 and has volunteered a few times over the years. Rach followed Rhian and 2 Wish Upon A Star, watching in admiration as the tragic loss of George and Paul gave life to an amazing organisation, offering much needed support to suddenly bereaved families. […]

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Emma Kneebone

Bereavement Services Manager

Emma has worked in a variety of support service roles since 2005 and has been a Service Manager in the charity sector since 2015 developing services for charities supporting children with disabilities and the prevention of violence against women. Having lost her brother unexpectedly in 2001, Emma is committed to raising awareness and developing the […]

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Shannon Griffiths

Community Fundraising & Volunteer Coordinator

Shannon began volunteering at her local hospice in January 2018, through this voluntary position Shannon then became employed as the Supporter Care Assistant. From this experience, Shannon realised her passion and commitment to the charity sector and then became aware of 2 Wish Upon A Star. Having seen the crucial and remarkable work 2 Wish […]

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Jo Plow

Events Coordinator

Senior Events Coordinator Jo is a firm believer that ‘you have to trust in the magic of new beginnings in order to make a change’ Following a rewarding and busy bee 7 year career in the Hospitality Industry as a Wedding and Events Coordinator, Jo is the newest addition to our 2Wish work family and […]

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Lou Way

Counselling & Support Coordinator

Lou met Rhian in a local playgroup as their eldest boys are the same age. Lou worked as a primary school teacher for 12 years. However, following events in her personal life she felt it was an ideal time to reevaluate and transfer her knowledge and skills to something new. Lou was volunteering weekly at […]

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Becky Jones

Immediate Family Support Coordinator

After working in children’s services for 8 years in various roles, Becky became aware of 2 Wish Upon A Star through fundraising after the death of her best friend’s mum. Becky read the story behind 2 Wish and found it very powerful and moving. A few months later a job for immediate Family Support Coordinator […]

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