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Whilst our team is small, we have a mighty impact in the North East...
Each and every one of our team members goes above and beyond in their roles to ensure we support as many local  babies, children and young adults living with disabilities and additional needs as possible each year. Our team has a wealth of experience from different sectors which enables us to offer the best service, care and guidance to our families and supporters.

Meet the team
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Siobhan Sargeant
Charity Director

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Bev Wright
Family Coordinator

bev.wright@thesunshinefund.org 
07593 298 541

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Rachel Kaczmar
Strategic Partnerships Officer

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Amanda Keddie
Fundraising and Events Coordinator

Debbie Cowling
Finance and Admin Officer

amanda.keddie@thesunshinefund.org 

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Ashleigh Dixon
Trust Fundraiser

Sophie Revell
Marketing and Comms Officer

We are lucky enough to have a dedicated and experienced board of trustees who support and guide the charity with their wealth of knowledge spanning a plethora of specialties.

Meet our board of Trustees
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Helen Dalby
Chair of Trustees/Audience and Content Director
Reach North East  
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Amy Whyte
Head of Charitable Services
Age UK Northumberland
Chris Whittington

Business Development

Manager

ZEDRA Group

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Graeme Whitfield
Editor
The Journal and NE Business Live
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Jonathan Waters

Law Firm Managing Partner

Hay & Kilner

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Maggie Pavlou
Managing Director
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
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Laura Thomson
Head of Business
Newcastle University
Dr Caroline Grayson
Paediactric Consultant 
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Corretta Kears
Management Accountant 
Reach PLC
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Stuart Brown
Paediatric Occupational Therapist & Panel Member
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Reece Jensen

Head of Public Sector Procurement

Northern Gas & Power

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Seb Leonhardsen 
Client Director and Regional Lead
Softcat
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