Meet Our Team


Siobhan Sargeant

Fund Director
Leads the charity strategically, oversees budgets, planning and moving the Sunshine Fund forward.


Interesting fact - Siobhan has two football mad boys and can be seen on the side lines of football pitches throughout the region each weekend.
Rebecca Jama

Rebecca Jama

Office Manager
Ensures all things are running smoothly and looks after finance, HR, database and applications.


Interesting fact - Rebecca is a holiday fanatic and has a pet Chow Chow named Sheila. 
Chronicle Sunshine fund Christmas appeal with pupils at Hadrian school, Newcastle, Lauren Thompson and pupil Joe

Lauren Thompson

Often out and about drumming up support with local companies and in the community.


Interesting fact - Lauren is a keen Vegan and enjoys challenge events.
Rachel Kaczmar

Rachel Kaczmar

Community Co-ordinator
Works alongside our families and all community fundraising.


Interesting fact - Alongside being a fundraiser, Rachel is also a professional makeup artist and loves all things vintage

Meet Our Trustees

Sunshine Fund Trustee Martin Soloman.

Martin Soloman

Senior Partner at Hay & Kilner Solicitors
Sunshine Fund Trustee Brian Latham.

Chris Jobe

Ex Northern Rock Foundation
Sunshine Fund Trustee Chris Jobe.

Brain Latham

Ex Head Of Social Services
John Douglas

John Douglas

Amy Whyte - resized

Amy Whyte

Business Development Manager Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP
Beverley Dean

Beverley Dean

Founder of Special iApps

Helen Dalby

Digital Editor, Trinity Mirror

Meet Our Patrons

The Chronicle Sunshine Fund

Improving the lives of disabled children in the North East