Gail Thomson

Chair and Trustee

There are two reasons why I became involved with A Bear Named Buttony - Jenny and Eilidh. Jen and I have been friends for over 20 years so I have witnessed just a tiny bit of the challenges faced by the Gow family. The creation of the charity by Jen to address the gaps in information and support to children, young people and their families was inspired and borne from a position of experience and empathy. It has been a pleasure to have been involved to date and I am excited for what we will do in the future. We are very proud of what we achieve with a team who are all volunteers.


My background is in NHS general and project management and I have held a trustee post with a children's charity previously. I am the current Chair of the Board of Trustees.