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Rhian Mannings

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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Gareth Rees

Marketing, Communications & Fundraising Manager

Gareth is covering Sarah while she is on maternity leave. Having a 18 year background in the commercial sector Gareth has extensive experience in developing and nurturing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with corporates. He thrives on getting to know business’s and individuals finding out what they want to achieve from their support. In his role […]

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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 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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