Our Friendly Team

Meet our staff, learn about their experience and favourite MindforYou holiday memory.

Carol Sargent

Founder and CEO

Carol founded MindforYou after personal experience dealing with dementia.

Read Carol’s Story

Christine Donnelly

Holiday Lead
Joy Inside Presenter

Christine was previously a Dementia Support Worker for over 10 years, and has many skills including being a trained Reiki professional.

Helping Margaret shopping for a new dress and the delight on her face when we found the perfect one

Rosie Frater

Holiday Staff
Joy Inside Lead

Rosie has counselling qualifications under her belt as well as being a creative cook, she used to support her Grandma living with dementia.

Being taught the quick step by a guest during an evening of dancing and fun

Emma Allenby

PR and Marketing Lead

Emma is a final year trainee integrative counsellor, who used to support both of her grandparents living with dementia.

Playing Sudoku with Simon who is living with dementia, and watching him fly through every level to the astonishment of his wife!

Helen Wright

Head Administrator
Activity Pack Lead

Helen was previously a registered nurse, but now uses her organisational skills to keep us on track. She has also got personal experience supporting a family member living with dementia.

Reading all the feedback that we receive from our guests after they come back from holiday

Danny Corp

Holiday Staff
Joy Inside Presenter

We are lucky to have both Danny and his wife Jackie on our team. Danny is a foster carer and supports his Mother in Law living with dementia. He’s also a UK petanque coach!

Seeing memories being recovered through the use of our guests favourite songs and music

Julie Reid

Holiday Lead

Julie is a registered nurse and has been supporting older adults and people living with dementia throughout her whole career. She’s also a great cook!

Watching our guests and staff on our Pitlochry Christmas Holiday performing the 12 days of Christmas in the short film made by my son

Charlotte Gilling

Volunteer-  Social Media
Activity Pack Author

Charlotte joined us during Lockdown 2.0 and she’s a Journalism Graduate. She’s bringing great ideas to MindforYou through her own personal experience of supporting her Grandma living with dementia.

It makes me so happy to contribute to something so good and close my heart

Jackie Corp

Holiday Staff

May we introduce Jackie, the other half of our power couple. Jackie is also a foster carer & has been a dementia befriender for almost 10 years.

I love the fact we arrive as strangers and leave as family

Gina Swinbourne

Holiday Staff

Gina is a recently retired NHS nurse and has been supporting and caring for people living with dementia for quite some time. She also owns a pet tortoise!

The joy on Gerald’s face when we danced to Saturday Night at the Movies

Raymond Daly

Holiday Staff

Raymond works for Royal Voluntary service as a befriender and supports his Mum and Dad living with dementia.

Cheering on the football players with the men on our Lake District Holiday

Tina Gunner

Holiday Staff

Tina has had many roles in her career including being a carer, support worker and personal assistant. Her and Gina have known each other for a lifetime.

It’s just smiles, smiles and even more smiles!

Caroline Lane

Volunteer Joy Inside Presenter
Activity Pack Author

Caroline is a recently retired medical receptionist who loves dogs and is looking forward to being a Gran. She is a regular on Talking Together.

With the Joy Inside I’m helping to make life that little bit easier for people.

Elaine Roots

Holiday Staff

Elaine is a registered nurse, who also works part time for a funeral company. She does a brilliant job supporting bereaved families through tough situations.

Hearing our guests woof as they play dog bingo

Lesley O’Neil

Holiday Staff

Lesley is another retired nurse, who for the last couple of years, has been supporting her Mother living with dementia.

Dressing up and doing the Secret Santa presents at our Christmas Holiday in the Cotswolds

Clare Gore

Holiday Staff

Clare is a Dementia Advisor and was introduced to MindforYou when her daughter began supporting on our holidays.

Stan being invited to sing with the Grumpah band at the Chatsworth Christmas Market, he certainly drew a crowd and had everyone smiling