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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 NorthStephen 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 OfficerLinda Fox

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

Linda can be contacted on 01925 653281


Volunteer Development ManagerStuart Vaughan

Stuart’s role is to support and develop the local groups and individual volunteers in the region; to instigate the formation of new groups and to develop new methods of supporting people with diabetes. Stuart also manages the Volunteer Support Officer.

Stuart can be contacted on 01925 644567; 07912 274593 or at


Volunteer Support OfficerJessica 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


Regional Media Officer, North of EnglandCarmel 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


Lara Dobson – Area Fundraising Manager for North England and Northern Ireland

Lara is responsible for income generation in the North and NI Lara works closely with her team to ensure that supporters across the Area have all they need to continue to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK. Lara also works closely with our corporate donors in the Area. Lara also supports her peers in the regional offices with securing funding through Trust applications.  


Regional FundraiserMaria 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 AdministratorSue 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 ManagerLaura 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 OfficerSophie 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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