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 Chair: Karan Murphy

I am your current Chair of The Board of Trustees. I have been a trustee for the charity for around 10 years and joined because I wanted to give back. As a mum to Callum who lives with cerebral palsy, I have received lots of invaluable help and support from both charity and professional services. It is important that all families are able to access and receive the same level of support that Callum was afforded. I was appointed Chair in 2020. Aside from the charity, I have worked for HSBC UK Bank for the last 37 years. I am currently a senior cashier. At home I am mum to Callum and his twin sister, Erin, and have been married to Brian for 25 years. Life is busy, challenging and rewarding. You’ll find us all cheering on Erin at weekly Sunday football matches for Baypoint Ladies Development, something she is passionate about.

Our Treasurer: Richard Tippett

Richard is a retired civil servant and qualified chartered accountant. He retired from the Home Office in 2019 having spent the final 10 years of his career working in finance, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2014 with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants. He is married to Diane and has two daughters and one granddaughter. In his spare time he watches sport and is a season ticket holder of West Ham men’s and women’s team, and watches Chatham Town when he can. Richard is also a member of Essex County Cricket Club.

Our Vice Chair: Liza Scholefield

Liza works in social housing and is passionate about  inclusivity and celebrating difference. She has a daughter of 23 with autism and two other grown-up children. She lives near Sittingbourne. She tries to keep fit, enjoys films and is starting to learn Italian.

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.

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 : Lisa Kaya-Catchpole

Family Support Officer : Rachel North

Family Support Officer : Lauren Bower

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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