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Supporting Sudden Death In Children & Young Adults

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Rhian Burke

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Rhian Mannings Burke – Founder and Chief Executive In February 2012 Rhian Burke 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, […]

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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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Sarah Morgan-Davies

Marketing, Communications & Fundraising Manager

Sarah has worked in fundraising in the third sector since 2011. Sarah has extensive experience of nurturing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with donors. She loves getting to know people and what they want to achieve from their giving. In her role Sarah is responsible for delivering fundraising campaigns, nurturing existing partnerships, recruiting new supporters and […]

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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 Calcaterra

Events Coordinator

Jo is a mum to 2 daughters and for many years she has supported them and her husband in his work, whilst volunteering within the community. Jo started working at 2 Wish Upon A Star as a volunteer in 2015. She has had several roles, all of which she has enjoyed and Jo feels like […]

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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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