About us

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide help and support to those living with dementia and their carers.

Buddies Dementia Café will provide a safe, secure and friendly environment where our members can relax, have fun and enjoy stimulating activities.

We are a registered charity (No. 1184074) with the Charities Commission for England & Wales)

Our Trustees

Lulu Wood Chairman and Treasurer

One of the founders of Buddies Dementia Café. With over 25 years of experience of working in the volunteering sector , WRVS, Magistrate, Overseas with expats, Witness Care and Community Hub.
June Gauke Publicity and Welfare Officer

One of the founder members of Buddies Dementia Café. Retired Company Director. 14 years as a volunteer at a Special Needs School and was also a governor for some of that time. Was a Trustee of Lincolnshire Mediation for a number of years. A fund raiser for Linkage and the Boultham Park Appeal. Vice President of the Lincoln Stroke Association. Member of Lincoln Colonia Rotary Club.
Maggie Norris Secretary and Volunteer Officer

My career has mostly been concerned with the law: probate and conveyancing for a firm of Solicitors and then as a civilian officer with Lincolnshire Police. I worked in a variety of roles in C.I.D. Training and Operations, retiring as Principal Assistant to the Chief Constable. I have also worked for the National Health Service and enjoyed my time too as a volunteer on general ward duties at Lincoln County Hospital. Latterly I was a volunteer at Nettleham Library, before joining the Buddies team.