Dawn Thomas

Head of Service Delivery

Dawn joined the Sandy Bear team in February 2022. She previously volunteered for the charity (many years ago) and has worked with children, young people and their families for the majority of her career.

Dawn worked for Hywel Dda UHB for over 20 years with her most recent role following her degree in therapeutic play, providing play therapy to children and young people 0-25 with a palliative condition.

Dawn is passionate about providing excellent bereavement support and loves seeing the difference Sandy Bear makes to families lives.

Dawn enjoys providing training to volunteers, staff and professionals to enable them to best support children, young people and families who are bereaved and also those facing bereavement.

Dawn is a first language Welsh speaker and has always lived in Pembrokeshire. She likes exploring new places and going for weekends away with her husband and children, whom she adores.

She also loves gardening and going for walks on the beach with her three very noisy but very cute miniature dachshunds, Ruby-Tuesday, Stella-Artois and Dixie-Lee.