Shine Bright James is based in Glasgow and surrounding areas and is run by 5 trustees. The trustees give their time and help voluntarily.
Tara and Jim Reilly - James’ mum and dad, the charity came from their desire to help families who found themselves in the same position as they did. Jim works as a gas engineer and Tara is a full time mummy to Olivia, they run the charity from their home in Coatbridge.
Sunita Patel - Tara’s sister, James’ Auntie was a huge support when James was here. She was always at their house giving them respite, and enjoying her cuddles with her nephew. Sunita can be found helping the charity, taking part behind the scenes and being their main designer (brochures, posters, logos etc)
Linda Gow - A close family friend, Tara and Linda have been friends since high school and she is James’ Auntie, she organised their first major event and has been involved in every event there on out.
Leanne Youngs - Tara met Leanne at a bereavement group set up by CHAS, Leanne lost her beautiful daughter Kacie. She has an older daughter Jessica (who is a great support to Shine Bright James) and Novah Leigh (who is 6 days younger than Olivia and her bestie). Leanne became a charity trustee last year, after showing so much support and taking part in many events.
Shine Bright James plans on inviting some special people to be our ambassadors, we have not done this yet but will update as we do.