Shona has worked in campaigning and communication roles throughout her career. She is currently an advisor to the Bishop of Durham, on refugee and asylum policy. She was previously running the public affairs function for a London borough. However, Shona’s greatest privilege was being mum to her first son, Harry. He who lived a full and vibrant life while living with with complex needs.
Shona is passionate about building a world where all children, despite their health challenges, have access to wonderful opportunities so they can live a life full of possibility, where their needs are fully understood and met.
Shona’s son, Harry, passed away shortly after she took up the position of trustee, at the age of six. She continues to work in his name following the example he set to make a joyful difference.
“It is a pleasure to share what skills and experience I can bring to the work of the Family Fund. Children with special needs and those who are seriously ill are arguably one of the most forgotten and vulnerable groups in our society, especially those who are also contending with a life on a low income. I know how beautiful family life can be when loving someone with different needs but also the challenges that come with trying to secure what your child needs. Coming alongside the wonderful and courageous parents and carers, seeking to make their child’s life bigger and happier each day, is a privilege and heartfelt purpose.”
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