Together for Short Lives
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Media contacts

For all media information contact Together for Short Lives

The communications team at Together for Short Lives can brief journalists about the work of the charity, our campaigns and fundraising activities, as well as provide information on the issues facing children with life-shortening conditions and their families, and the support available to them.

To find out more about Together for Short Lives and the work we do, download our media factsheet.

Following recent media interest in children’s palliative care, end of life care choices and withdrawing treatment, we have produced a media briefing to help journalists better understand and report on issues around children’s palliative care.

Communications team

For initial PR and media enquiries, please contact Myra Johnson.

Myra Johnson, Director of Communications
myra.johnson@togetherforshortlives.org.uk
0117 910 2469
07775 336460

Full contact details for the rest of the team can be found below:

Tim Young, Digital and Engagement Manager
tim.young@togetherforshortlives.org.uk
0117 989 7862

James Cooper, Policy and Public Affairs Manager
james.cooper@togetherforshortlives.org.uk
0117 989 7863

Guy Privett, Membership Engagement Officer
guy.privett@togetherforshortlives.org.uk
0117 989 7834

Emma Dixon, Communications Officer 
emma.dixon@togetherforshortlives.org.uk
0117 989 7831

Clare Cox, Communications Officer 
clare.cox@togetherforshortlives.org.uk
0117 989 7832

 

Spokespeople

Our spokespeople are available for briefings, interviews or comment. Please contact the communications team to arrange interviews or request comments.

Barbara Gelb OBE, Chief Executive
Topics: Work of Together for Short Lives; issues relating to the children’s palliative care sector; funding in the children’s palliative care sector.

Shaun Walsh, Director of Policy, Support and Engagement
Topics: Policy and public affairs; work of Together for Short Lives; issues relating to the children’s palliative care sector; funding in the children’s palliative care sector.

Polly Shute, Director of Fundraising
Topics: The work of Together for Short Lives and issues relating to children’s palliative care. Fundraising and marketing campaigns and fundraising practice. Major donor development and corporate partnerships.

Lizzie Chambers, Development Director
Topics: The role of Together for Short Lives; history and development of children’s palliative care; family experiences; transition from children’s to adult services; and the need to integrate services.

Myra Johnson, Director of Communications
Topics: General comment on Together for Short Lives and children’s palliative care.

Katrina McNamara, Director of Service Development and Improvement
Topics: Clinical issues affecting life-limited children and young people and the care services available to them.

James Cooper, Public Affairs and Policy Manager
Topics: Policy and public affairs; the government’s end of life care choice commitment to children; the way in which children’s palliative care is planned and funded by the UK’s governments, the NHS and local authorities; funding for short breaks (respite); mobility payments for children under the age of three; parental bereavement leave and pay.

Parent spokespeople and family case studies are also available on request.