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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