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Team Meeting

Galería de síntomas de Long Covid Kids

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We promise to work towards; Recognition. Support. Recovery.

Our team of volunteers are experts by experience. Each volunteer has lived experience of Long Covid and / or other post-viral conditions.

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Sammie McFarland

Sammie McFarland

CEO & Founder (on sabbatical)

Sammie Mcfarland is a Wellbeing Coach & Entrepreneur.

Helen Goss

Helen Goss

COO & Scotland Representative (on sabbatical)

Helen graduated from Edinburgh University in 2006 with a MA(Hons) in business and has since worked in Edinburgh, London and Melbourne.

Jennifer Acton

Jennifer Acton

Operations and Marketing

Jen is responsible for overseeing all of the charity's operations and marketing, working closely with a team of dedicated volunteers.

Kirsty Stanley

Kirsty Stanley

Health Team Lead

Kirsty has been an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years, after training at St. Loyes School of Occupational Therapy in Exeter.

Sharon Humphries

Sharon Humphries

Core Team Support

Sharrie qualified as a teacher in 2004 and has also worked as a childminder and nursery nurse.

Dr Sue Peters

Dr Sue Peters

EducationTeam Lead

Sue has been an Educational Psychologist for 17 years after completing her initial training at Southampton University in 2004.

Jane Gough

Jane Gough

Fundraising Team

Since March 2020, she and her two children have been living with Long Covid. Now, she dedicates her expertise to support Long Covid Kids, advocating for families affected by COVID-19.

Sarah Craner

Sarah Craner

Fundraising Team Lead

Sarah is keen to bring her experience in grant-making to help raise funds for Long Covid Kids so that we can address the challenges that Long Covid presents for children and young people.

Colin Pidgeon

Colin Pidgeon

Representative Northern Ireland

Colin blew in to Northern Ireland in 1999, before marrying his wife Cathy the following year. He is passionate about helping those who need a hand.

Sarah O Connell

Sarah O Connell

Representative for Ireland

Sarah and her daughter suffer from post viral ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Merel van der Knoop

Merel van der Knoop

Choir Leader

Merel is our LCK Choir leader as well as working as a freelance accompanist, vocal coach and teaching singing and piano.

Kate Davies

Kate Davies

Representative for Wales

Kate's daughter was formally diagnosed with Long Covid in December 2021.

Larisa Hockey

Larisa Hockey

Representative For New Zealand

Larisa lives in Gisborne, New Zealand with her husband and three teenagers. Larisa and her three children are living with Long Covid.

Dr Eleni Iasonidou

Dr Eleni Iasonidou

Representative for Greece

Eleni is an experienced paediatrician and founder of Long Covid Greece.

Barbara Casellato

Barbara Casellato

Representative for Italy

Barbara's five year old daughter suffers from Long Covid following her first Covid-19 infection.

Susie Goulding

Susie Goulding

Representative for Canada

Founder of the Covid Long-Haulers Support Group Canada

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