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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!

Caroline Fonseca

Charity Manager

Hi my name is Caroline and I joined Families United Network in 2019 as Charity Development Manager.   I have 3 children aged 18, 14 and 4 who certainly keep me on my toes.  FUN has become such an important part of my life and I feel privileged to be part of such a great team.

I strive to ensure that FUN continues to provide all it’s vital services to all of our member’s.  We are always looking at ways we can help and make a difference to families who need our support.

Anne Collinson 

Finance Officer

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.

Harry Spillane

Senior Respite Service and Adult Services Co-ordinator

Hello, I have worked for FUN now since 2014, joining as a Volunteer Support Worker. Before I knew it I was employed to work at every service, I became a lead at Saturday Club and Respite Club and continue to do that now. Recently I have been promoted to Respite Services Co-ordinator. FUN is a great place to work although it is serious and sometimes very challenging no two days are the same, the children we support are so unique and make the role so rewarding.

I have also been know to Bungee Jump, walk over hot coals and more for this wonderful charity. Skydive to come!

Sabba Parveen

Fundraising Co-ordinator

Hello, My name is Sabba, I have been working for FUN for over 4 years now, across all the projects. My role for FUN is now Youth & Holiday Club Coordinator as well as working across all of the services.

I am the eldest of 4,  with the youngest being 7.  I have an 18 year old sister who has special needs such as epilepsy, anxiety, hemiplegia and many more. So I have first-hand experience and I know how important having services and support is to families.

We are all a family at FUN from working with the young people throughout our services to jumping out of a plane to raising funds,  We have a fantastic support team, office team and management that support us.  I aim to keep it FUN and keep on my journey with a fantastic charity.

Louise Murtagh

Finance 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.

Pauline Brennan

Support Staff Administrator

My name is Pauline Brennan and  I have two children.  My son Will is 18 years old and has Autism and ADHD. Previously I have been a member of FUN and accessed the brilliant services and activities organised by FUN. For a short while I volunteered in the Coffee Shop and now I am the administrator for Support Staff and volunteers.

Brandon Taylor

Office Assistant

My name is Brandon and I have been working at FUN since 2018. I started as a receptionist and have since started helping out in the office with admin duties.

FUN is a great place to work and I enjoy every moment. I’m glad to be a part of this amazing charity