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Staff and volunteers

Different people, different backgrounds, a shared vision!

All the GREAT people….

We are a team that is united in our passion for delivering amazing projects to our service users and partners.  At Families United Network, hard work and high expectations are the norm …but so is having FUN!

We are Families United Network!


Diane Rhodes

Charity Manager

I have worked for FUN now for many years!  I have 2 children, my youngest boy has severe learning difficulties.  This is how I first came across FUN, my family have been members of FUN for a number of years and the whole family have benefited from all that FUN offers.  I am now in a position where I can give back, helping support families and this can be as little as a listening ear.

There is never a quiet day at FUN, we are always looking at new ideas to better the service we already provide, from meeting new families to jumping from an aeroplane to raise money.


Anne Collinson 

Business Manager

My name is Anne Collinson.  I am the mother of four children including my son Samuel who is 19 years old and has autism and ADHD.  I have worked for FUN since 2010 and I know first hand how important the charity is to families living with and supporting a disabled child.  I am pleased to be able to contribute to the charity’s continued success, so that it can continue to offer the help and support that children and young people with disabilities and their families desperately need.


Nazma Miah

Services Manager


Hi, I’m Nazma and I am the Services Manager here at FUN. 

I have been with FUN since December 2015 and it’s amazing being part of such a dynamic  and evolving charity! I have personal experience of caring for a sibling who had profound and multiple learning disabilities. Due to this, I understand the importance of the effects of disability on the entire family and appreciate the services we run.  If only there was a charity like FUN when I was younger!!! I am a mum of two lovely young teenage ladies.  Not only do I work to help my partner provide for my family,  but I have a passion for helping people and giving back to the community.




Samira Zaman

Youth & Young Adult Coordinator

Hi my name is Samira and I am the Youth and Young Adult club Coordinator. In the short while that I have been here, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff and Volunteers are all very friendly which helps create an enjoyable working environment at FUN. This further has a positive effect on the young people and families who use this service. The staff work so hard in ensuring that everyone who experiences the services here at FUN walks away feeling happy and fulfilled.
I am most looking forward to helping give the young people and Adults at FUN an opportunity to express their views and opinions in a creative way which will in turn aid how the clubs are run. I am fortunate to be a part of a service whose support is life-changing and I am excited to watch FUN grow and succeed. I have always loved working with children and young people and I am looking forward to my journey with FUN.


Louise Murtagh

Charity Administrator

Hello!  I’m Louise and I have recently joined FUN as the Charity administrator.  I am a mum to 2 children and for the last 8 years I have worked with families with children under 5 years.  I am very much looking forward to ‘getting stuck in’ and promoting FUN’s wonderful venue, facilities, activities and events.

Shamaila Nazreen

Apprentice Administrator

Hello! I’m Shamaila and I am the apprentice administrator here at FUN HQ.  I have been here since September 2017 and I can honestly say that no two days are the same at FUN!  I have already learned so much since I started working here, and I am looking forward to further progressing my skills and knowledge.



Jess Page

Community Fundraiser

Hello, I’m Jess and I am proud to be part of the dynamic fundraising team.
I am a mum to 4 children and have experience with children with disabilities through a family member and friends.
As I have witnessed the outstanding work that is done at FUN, I am dedicated to ensuring FUN’s success and continued growth.  I will be keeping you all updated with lots of FUN fundraising challenges and events.