Karen Codd

Business Support Manager

Karen is one of the founding members and joint Clinical Lead for Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity.

Karen has a wealth of experience with working with families who have suffered a bereavement; she supported many families following the sudden and often traumatic death of a loved one during her career in A&E as a senior staff nurse, a post she held for over 30 years.

In 1989, she and a friend set up the Pembrokeshire Cot Death Support Group which involved supporting parents whose baby had died from cot death. Her other bereavement roles have included working as an immediate family support worker for 2 Wish Upon a Star and also running their monthly parents support group.

Karen also worked for Sandy Bear from 2006 until it was decommissioned but never lost her enthusiasm for helping bereaved children and their families.
Karen also gives freely of her spare time to the charity and regularly gives talks to local community groups about the work of the charity. She has been instrumental in setting up Sandy Bear as a stand alone charity.