Head Office

Meet the Team

Office Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9.30am – 5.30pm. Outside these times please leave a message on our answerphone and we will return your call as soon as we can.

Karen Cockburn

Karen Cockburn

Charity Director
Karen joined the team in late 2010. Karen brought with her a wealth of experience as a Finance Manager across public, private and charity sectors with companies ranging from multinationals to small/medium sized businesses and now oversees the charity as a whole.
Alison Gourlay

Alison Gourlay

Community Fundraising Manager
Alison, our Fundraising Manager, joined the team in June 2012. She works three days a week primarily on community fundraising activities.
Sarah Agnew

Sarah Agnew

Community Fundraising Coordinator
Sarah has joined the charity to work alongside Alison on Fundraising. Sarah’s professional background spans many years was in national newspapers on the Advertising Team, where she worked on maintaining and building client relationships.
Alice Rosen

Alice Rosen

Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Manager
Alice, our Trusts, Foundations and Corporates Fundraising Manager joined the team in September 2013. She works three days but is always available on her mobile.
Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers

Operations and Communications Manager
Brendan is our Operations and Communications Manager, and is approaching his first year with the charity. He comes from a background of digital marketing and event management. You can find him in the office 5 days a week, generally making sure things are going smoothly.
Jay Law

Jay Law

Campaigns and Events Coordinator
Jay is both a parent of a child with NF, and an event fundraiser for the charity before he joined us. Now he implements our social media, working with Brendan to focus the communications and is a key liaison for our campaigns such as Shine a Light on NF.
Anu Boparai

Anu Boparai

Communications Officer
Anu joined the team in May 2016 as Communications Officer. She works to directly engage with members and the public, delivers our social media, digital communications platforms, as well as our print and marketing materials.