Trustees & Staff


For Us Too’s trustees are volunteers. The board of trustees sets the direction of the charity’s work, writes strategies and keeps a track of progress, performance and finances. It is important to us that the majority of our trustees are, and always will be, parents or carers of disabled children / young people. We can have up to 12 trustees, and any member of For Us Too can apply.  If you are interested in volunteering as a trustee, please contact Anna, our Head of Charity, who will put you in touch with a member of the board.

Our Vice Chair: Karan Murphy

Karan has a son who was born with cerebral palsy. She lives with her family in Herne Bay.

Our Treasurer: Gerrie Serpell

Gerrie lives in Herne Bay and has a young son with Down’s Syndrome as well as two other children. Gerrie is keen to use her own experiences to help others

Andrea Bennett

Andrea has worked in the civil service, local government & the charity sector and is currently a writer. She has a grown-up son who has CHARGE Syndrome, resulting in visual impairment, hearing impairment, severe learning difficulties and ASD. She knows life with a disabled child can be full of difficulties as well as joys and that it can be very hard to find the help you need.

Jen Austin

Jen lives in Ashford and has two sons with learning / behavioural disabilities. Jen knows it is sometimes a struggle to get professionals to listen to parents and understand, and she wants to help more families get their voices heard.

Michael James

Michael lives in Ramsgate, has worked in the charity sector for more years than he cares to remember and is step-father to a young man with CHARGE Syndrome. Michael has significant fund-raising experience and is helping For Us Too identify future funding opportunities.

Our staff

Head of Charity: Anna Syplywczak

Anna joined For Us Too in January 2018. She has many years’ experience of working in the charity sector and with people with disabilities.

Family Support Officer : Lauren Bower

Family Support Officer : Fiona Summers

Youth Worker: Tracey Rea


About us

For Us Too is a charitable company, limited by guarantee. The charity is governed a Board of trustees (or directors) who are all volunteers, and employs a number of members of staff.

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