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Meet the North West Team

The North West Team

Our North West team are based in Warrington. If you'd like to get in touch, feel free to email call us on 01925 653281



Head of the North
Stephen Ryan

Stephen is responsible for the regional teams supporting the North West and Northern and Yorkshire regions. He coordinates the delivery of Diabetes UK’s national campaigns in the North of England, oversees the work of the teams, looks to develop partnerships within the third sector and with bodies such as universities, colleges and health service providers and speaks regularly at conferences and meetings.



Regional Support Officer
Claire Williams

Claire is our interim Regional Support Officer responsible for the smooth running of the North West office. Claire also organises and manages the care and health awareness events for both healthcare professionals and people with diabetes.

Claire can be contacted on 01925 653281




Senior Volunteer Development Lead
Michelle Stebbings

Michelle leads the volunteering team in the north of England. She ensures that as a team we support all of our groups and communities whilst reaching out to new volunteers. The volunteering team strive to make sure that all our groups, communities and volunteers in the north of England feel valued, supported and engaged.




Group Liaison Officer
Jenni Shaw

Jenni is our Group Liaison Officer for the North, who works with and supports our local groups. Working within the Volunteer Development Team Jenni is also responsible for supporting all group volunteer activity throughout the regions, ensuring that volunteers get a positive and consistent experience of working as part of Diabetes UK.

Jenni can be contacted on 01925 653281 or at



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Jessica Graham

Jessica supports the volunteering team in the North West and is the first point of contact for volunteers and local groups. She helps in the recruitment and ongoing support of new volunteers as well as recruiting volunteers to attend awareness events and Roadshows across the North West region.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering or our local groups Jessica can be contacted on 01925 644566



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Carmel Ganner

Carmel is our Regional Media Officer, covering both the North-West and North-East of England and Yorkshire. She is responsible for media and communications in the region and is always interested to hear what our supporters are doing.

If you would like to speak to Carmel regarding a possible story she can be contacted on 01925 644573



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Maria Roberts

Maria is here to support you with your fundraising every step of the way – so please do get in touch if you need anything fundraising related. Whether you need fundraising materials, or talking through your fundraising ideas, Maria is here to help.

Email her give her a call on 07990003791





Area Fundraising Administrator
Sue Jackson

As the Area Fundraising Administrator for Northern Ireland, North West England and North East and Yorkshire, Sue supports the area fundraisers in these regions as well as Diabetes UK suppporters.

Sue can be contacted on 01925 655565 or by


National Diabetes Audit Manager
Laura Fargher 

The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is a major national clinical audit, which measure the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against national standards, in England and Wales.

Laura manages a small team from the Warrington office who look after the governance and engagement elements of the NDA programme.


National Diabetes Audit Project Officer
Sophie Colling

As part of the NDA programme team, Sophie supports Laura in managing the governance and engagement elements of the NDA programme.

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