Sue Thexton

Silverline - Sue Thexton

Sue is passionate about making a difference for people who have been affected with dementia through her experience with her mother who had the disease for a number of years. Silverline Memories was a massive support to her and the family and is delighted to support the organisation as a Trustee. Hailing originally from Newcastle upon…

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Colin Kellett

I have been associated with Silverline Memories since its inception, and with my wife, regularly attended the Monday group for a number of years. I have, therefore been able to see the tremendous development Silverline Memories has made over a long period. My particular interest is following the latest scientific progress in combatting dementia. I…

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John Thexton, volunteer

John Thexton bio

I am almost 90 and have lived in Gosforth since 2013.  I have been involved with Silverline Memories for 8 years, initially obtaining support during my late wife’s declining years of Alzheimer’s but after her passing, I became a volunteer, to reciprocate the help we had received. My main contribution began in the original Covid…

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Elaine Herron, shop volunteer

Elaine Herron bio

I have lived in Kenton all my life. I have a daughter and son, and 2 grandchildren. I started working in Silverline Memories Charity Shop in October 2022, and have previously worked in retail and in an office environment. I really enjoy working in the shop alongside all the lovely people that use the DAC.

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Elaine Rutter, volunteer

Elaine Rutter bio

I was born in Hartlepool and have lived in the Northeast all of my life – Sunderland, Durham and for the past thirteen years, Newcastle.  I am married and have two married daughters and four grandchildren. I am a retired teacher and fifty-eight years after starting to teach I still go into a local high…

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Tracey Beatty, volunteer

Tracey Beatty bio

I am 26 years old and was born in Newcastle all my life. I became involved with Silverline Memories in 2017 as a volunteer. I like working with everybody at the Monday Café in the DAC.

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Gemma Corbett, Shop Manager

Gemma Corbett bio

I am 29 and moved from Chester-Le-Street to Gateshead. I have a little boy, Bobby who is 5 years old. I worked for Fact charity for 4.5 years then worked as an activity’s assistant for an old people’s home in Gosforth. I am now the Manager for Silverline Memories’ Charity Shop.

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Lee Briton

Lee Briton Trustee bio

I was happy to volunteer as a trustee after learning of the valuable work that Silverline does for dementia survivors and their carers. As a practising solicitor in England and Wales, I have an eye for detail, making sense of complex information and finding pragmatic solutions. I hope that my skills will complement the board…

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Marion Kimberley-Ryan

marion kimberley-ryan bio

I am Marion. I have had a rare form of dementia called PCA which affects my sight for the last 4 years. I work part time for a finance company and have been with Silver Line Memories for around 4 years and have recently, and proudly, joined as a trustee. Sandra has taken me under…

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David Coulter

David, Silverline Memories Treasurer bio

I was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, where I live with my wife and our family.  My career began at Northern Rock and I spent 17 years in the financial sector before moving to the Care Quality Commission in 2019 and then to the Department for Education in 2022. I am a Business…

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