CEO of Tidy Management and The Speakers Agency, Sylvia witnessed first-hand the devastating effect the sudden loss of her 39-year-old brother Nick had on her, his family and, in particular, on his 13-year-old daughter Scarlette and nine-year-old son Jones in 2004. For them life literally stood still. 

Sylvia saw the positive effect bereavement counselling had on them so, when she was invited to represent the charity, she jumped at the chance. She has also met many people who have benefited from Child Bereavement UK's support through tough times.

Sylvia constantly encourages new supporters and recommends the charity to bereaved families, whether they be a parent who has lost a child or the surviving parent of bereaved children. She also mentions Child Bereavement UK wherever possible when being interviewed in the media.