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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.



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.