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Who are We?

SHINE Again is a registered Charity No 1103370 and a Company Limited by Guarantee No 4572310
We have been providing services to children and young people  since October 2002

Dee Thwaites ....

Dee is Director of Therapeutic Services having trained to be a Child Psychotherapist at the Institute for Arts in Therapy & Education from 2001-2004.  She obtained a Masters in Integrative Child Psychotherapy, a Certificate in the Application of the Arts in Therapy and Education along with a Certificate in Adolescent Therapeutic Counselling.  Dee is a member of I.A.T.E and won an NHS Excellence Award in 2003 and an Enterprising Roehampton Award in 2010 for making a difference to education.  Dee leads a team of students from Roehampton University and I.A.T.E. working in primary schools in South West London, having worked in 15 primary and secondary schools since the beginning of SHINE Again in 2002.  She was the Co-Founder of SHINE Again and has successfully worked with over 130 children and young people providing long-term therapy with each individual child or young person since its outset.

Mo Smith, FRSA....

Mo is the Co-Founder of SHINE Again and is currently Chair of Trustees and has an interest in working within the community across the age ranges.  She has been involved in providing training on Child Protection issues and has experience of working with children in a voluntary capacity.  Mo has initiated three registered charities and companies limited by guarantee along with one Community Interest Company called Rise n Shine, which provides transport for the frail and disabled, whilst raising funds for SHINE Again.  She has a passion to see children and young people grow and develop with the skills to manage the difficult situations that they may find themselve in whilst going through the teenage years.

Ray Smith....

Ray has also been a Trustee of SHINE Again since 2002 and has been a keen fundraiser, cycling from John O'Groats to London on one occasion and from Whitehaven to Sunderland on another.  He regularly drives for Rise n Shine to raise funds for SHINE Again and actively participates in the decision-making for SHINE Again.  He has also worked with children in a voluntary capacity, been through the training for fostering children and supported another local charity by travelling to Romania to help with youth camps.

Dawn Wallace....

Dawn is a Trustee of SHINE Again and is involved in a restorative justice programme in Surrey.  She has three children, 21, 18 and 16 years of age and has been a supporter of SHINE Again for many years.

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