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Meet Our Trustees
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Sally

Hi, I'm Sally Nutbeem and am currently Chair of Trustees for Mindful, having been invited to join as a trustee in 2015. I am passionately interested in dementia and have previously worked in this field for both Age UK and the Alzheimer's Society. I also volunteer for Dementia Friendly Shaftesbury. My leisure interests include nature, wildlife, playing table tennis, sport generally and walking our dog through the beautiful Dorset countryside.

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Barbara

Hi, I'm Barbara and I am currently Mindful's Membership Secretary. I have volunteered with Mindful for about 10 years, and help to run the Gillingham and Stalbridge Cafes on a regular basis.  I am also involved in a variety of other local voluntary activities. I worked as a POPP Wayfinder for 9 years, giving me an insight into supporting clients in the community.

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Mike

Hi, I'm Mike and I help to run the Men Marching On group. Having taught science and IT for many years, I am now working as the Roman Catholic Chaplain at HMP Guys Marsh.  I am a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church, married to Barbara, with three sons and one grand-daughter.  I enjoy singing, playing the guitar, and spending time with my family.

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Val

Hi, my name is Val. I have been a Mindful trustee for about 9 years and help to run the monthly memory cafe in Stalbridge

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Peter

Hi, I'm Peter. I first became involved with Mindful through singing and playing the piano at our cafes. In 2019 I was invited to become a trustee. I am also a trustee of the House of Illustration, the UK’s first museum celebrating the art of illustration; and Mercury Musical Developments, which promotes writers of musical theatre. I also volunteer with the Princes Trust.

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Tara

Hi, I'm Tara. I first visited Mindful cafes in 2017, accompanying a friend with early-onset dementia. I was invited to join as a trustee in January 2019 and now run the online side of Mindful. I regularly attend Mindful Cafes with my little dog, Scooby. I am a qualified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England) and I'm working towards qualification as a counsellor.

In my spare time, you can find me out and about with my dogs and family, or exploring the country in our campervan.

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Michelle

Hi my name is Michelle

I started as a volunteer at the  Gillingham Mindful Cafe in February 2020, and recently I have been invited to become a trustee with Mindful. 

I worked in the care sector for many years and I look forward to working alongside the Mindful team. 

I enjoy walking, nature, singing, lawn bowls and spending time with family and friends.

Coming Soon

Claire

Legal firm Rutters have a lifelong link with Mindful, taking care of our financial side of things.

Claire is our current Treasurer.

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Scooby

Woof! I'm Scooby and I am an honorary trustee for Mindful. I have been attending cafes and making people smile since 2017. I love biscuits, cuddles and watching wildlife on TV. 

If you're interested in joining us as a volunteer or potential trustee, please contact us for more information. Click here to visit our contact page.