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We support families in Warrington and the surrounding WA postcode areas who have a child or children with SEND.

Families United Warrington
FUN Members
We support families in Warrington and the surrounding WA postcode areas who have a child or children with SEND.

FUN Member Benefits

  • Its free to become a member
  • Chat to other families in your local area who understand the challenges and hurdles you encounter as the parent of a child with SEND.
  • Access to numerous events throughout the year
  • Our monthly FUN club meet up & activities at the Warrington Play & Sensory Centre
  • Access to our members only Facebook group forum
  • Sibling support to make friends with others who understand what it can be like to have a sibling with SEND
  • Access to Sport/swim session on a Sunday at Woolston Hub
  • To become a member please click below to complete our online membership form.

Meet our Team

Andrea Machin

Andrea Machin

Chair of Trustees

I have been Chair of the Trustees for some years now, bringing a wealth of knowledge & experience to the role which is essential for supporting our families. I am married to Matt and we have our daughter Izzy who is 16 years old. A recent addition to our family is Nikita, Izzy’s assistance dog. Izzy has a unique set of disabilities including cerebral palsy, Epilepsy, global development delay and is registered blind having been diagnosed in 2010 with a rare genetic mutation on the COL4A1 gene. So rare, that at the time they discovered it, she was the only one in the world, until they tested me as I have it too! As an active member of our community I am also a parent rep for the Warrington Parent & Carers forum and a parent governor at my daughters’ school.

Uttley

Jon Uttley

Vice Chair of Trustees

I have overall responsibility for the delivery and provision of Sport Works services. I am a sports fanatic, a particularly passionate supporter of all things rugby being a Referee and Treasurer at Warrington Rugby Union Football Club. I am a Trustee of 2 local charities which support people with disabilities.

Suzanne Newey

Suzanne Newey

Treasurer
Rebecca Staff

Rebecca Staff

Trustee

I’m Becca and mum of 3 boys aged 16, Patrick 14, and 10. Pats has a significant learning disability as a result of his rare syndrome, alongside autism. He loves getting out and about inc to the cinema, theatre, and anything that gives him real vestibular feedback ie rides! I’ve been a member of FUN for 10 years then became a Trustee as I wanted to give something back because of what we’d gained from it as a family- I’ll never forget Pats being able to sit ski! I’m lucky enough to work, as a social worker, and I love playing football and badminton, and drinking wine!

Sue Evans

Steph Linton

Trustee
Lisa Edwards

Lisa Edwards

Trustee

I am mum to two gorgeous boys, Dylan and Finley and a menagerie of animals including 2 dogs, 4 chickens, a cockerel and a hamster! I love nature, animals and the great outdoors so have really enjoyed our activities that incorporate these although I enjoy all our activities! I also love finding new venues for our families to access. My family has been a member of FUN since 2009 shortly after Dylan was born and I am proud to be part of a charity that supports all disabilities.

Vicky James

Vicky James

Secretary

I joined Families United as a member family in 2017 and as a trustee early 2019. I am mum to 2 very energetic children. Dylan who has Grin1 Variant, a rare genetic condition, and Megan who may one day take over the world! I work part time as a helpdesk coordinator bringing a wealth of administration & customer service focus to the running of FUN. My hobbies include CrossFit and baking.

Jill Ryder

Jill Ryder

Funding Coordinator

I lived in South Africa for 22 years, returning in 1995 to teach in supported learning at Warrington collegiate.  I joined Families United in 2004, opening our first office in museum street.  Alongside FUN, I support adults with SEND at the Walton Lea Project. My hobbies include rowing and travelling with my partner.

Meet the team

FUN Members Area

We support families in Warrington and the surrounding WA postcode areas who have a child or children with SEND.

Families United Warrington
FUN Members
We support families in Warrington and the surrounding WA postcode areas who have a child or children with SEND.

FUN Member Benefits

  • Its free to become a member
  • Chat to other families in your local area who understand the challenges and hurdles you encounter as the parent of a child with SEND.
  • Access to numerous events throughout the year
  • Our monthly FUN club meet up & activities at the Warrington Play & Sensory Centre
  • Access to our members only Facebook group forum
  • Sibling support to make friends with others who understand what it can be like to have a sibling with SEND
  • Access to Sport/swim session on a Sunday at Woolston Hub
  • To become a member please click below to complete our online membership form.

Meet our Team

Andrea Machin

Andrea Machin

Chair of Trustees

I have been Chair of the Trustees for some years now, bringing a wealth of knowledge & experience to the role which is essential for supporting our families. I am married to Matt and we have our daughter Izzy who is 16 years old. A recent addition to our family is Nikita, Izzy’s assistance dog. Izzy has a unique set of disabilities including cerebral palsy, Epilepsy, global development delay and is registered blind having been diagnosed in 2010 with a rare genetic mutation on the COL4A1 gene. So rare, that at the time they discovered it, she was the only one in the world, until they tested me as I have it too! As an active member of our community I am also a parent rep for the Warrington Parent & Carers forum and a parent governor at my daughters’ school.

Uttley

Jon Uttley

Vice Chair of Trustees

I have overall responsibility for the delivery and provision of Sport Works services. I am a sports fanatic, a particularly passionate supporter of all things rugby being a Referee and Treasurer at Warrington Rugby Union Football Club. I am a Trustee of 2 local charities which support people with disabilities.

Suzanne Newey

Suzanne Newey

Treasurer
Rebecca Staff

Rebecca Staff

Trustee

I’m Becca and mum of 3 boys aged 16, Patrick 14, and 10. Pats has a significant learning disability as a result of his rare syndrome, alongside autism. He loves getting out and about inc to the cinema, theatre, and anything that gives him real vestibular feedback ie rides! I’ve been a member of FUN for 10 years then became a Trustee as I wanted to give something back because of what we’d gained from it as a family- I’ll never forget Pats being able to sit ski! I’m lucky enough to work, as a social worker, and I love playing football and badminton, and drinking wine!

Sue Evans

Steph Linton

Trustee
Lisa Edwards

Lisa Edwards

Trustee

I am mum to two gorgeous boys, Dylan and Finley and a menagerie of animals including 2 dogs, 4 chickens, a cockerel and a hamster! I love nature, animals and the great outdoors so have really enjoyed our activities that incorporate these although I enjoy all our activities! I also love finding new venues for our families to access. My family has been a member of FUN since 2009 shortly after Dylan was born and I am proud to be part of a charity that supports all disabilities.

Vicky James

Vicky James

Secretary

I joined Families United as a member family in 2017 and as a trustee early 2019. I am mum to 2 very energetic children. Dylan who has Grin1 Variant, a rare genetic condition, and Megan who may one day take over the world! I work part time as a helpdesk coordinator bringing a wealth of administration & customer service focus to the running of FUN. My hobbies include CrossFit and baking.

Jill Ryder

Jill Ryder

Funding Coordinator

I lived in South Africa for 22 years, returning in 1995 to teach in supported learning at Warrington collegiate.  I joined Families United in 2004, opening our first office in museum street.  Alongside FUN, I support adults with SEND at the Walton Lea Project. My hobbies include rowing and travelling with my partner.

Meet the team