Sandy Bear Childrens Bereavement Charity

New Charity Support Manager at Sandy Bear, funded by BBC Children in Need

Louise Rigby Williams has recently been welcomed into the Sandy Bear team as new Charity Support Manager. Louise joins at an important time for Sandy Bear to support the charity as it continues to work with the challenges presented by Covid-19. Louise will support the day-to-day running of Sandy Bear communications, event management and strategic development.

Louise brings with her significant organisational experience having delivered projects for a range of private, public and charity sector organisations over the past 15 years. Most recently, she spent 6 years working as a Project Manager at Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, providing support and guidance for the development of the Welsh marine energy sector. Louise is also experienced at, and loves working with young people, having taught Geography and French in a Pembrokeshire secondary school.

 The role of Charity Support Manager has been newly created following the successful application by Sandy Bear to BBC Children in Need’s Covid-19 Next Steps funding programme, resulting in an award of £53k to increase staff resources at the charity.

Louise says “I am passionate about working on projects which make a difference. I am delighted to be working for Sandy Bear and feel privileged to be part of an experienced team providing such a valuable service”.

Ceri Crichton, Charity Development Lead at Sandy Bear states that “We are delighted to welcome Louise to the team and look forward to working alongside her in the next stage of our charity development. We thank BBC Children in Need who have fully funded this position to ensure that we can be there for bereaved children, young people and families within Pembrokeshire”.

Meleri Jones, Wales Regional Officer, BBC Children in Need commented: “BBC Children in Need is committed to improving the lives of those children and young people who need it most by supporting projects like this which work locally to make real and lasting changes to young lives.”

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