Shona is Project Manager for the charity. Shona is very aware of the importance of preparing children for hospital procedures due to her experiences as a mother of a disabled child with learning difficulties, who spent a lot of time in hospital during his early years. As her son now has severe anxiety about going to hospital even for routine appointments and procedures she feels passionately about there being help and support for other children and families who have to deal with hospital visits. Shona previously worked in the contract drug research industry and managed global clinical trial packaging and distribution projects on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. Shona also contributes her time voluntarily working in a hydrotherapy pool supporting children and young adults whilst receiving their therapy and provides peer support mentoring to other carers on behalf of the charity VOCAL.