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Who are we?

Friends of The Dean is a group of family members and residents who came together with the idea of improving the well-being of the residents at The Dean Neurological Centre:

Joanne Woodward

Chairperson, trustee

Photo of Joanne Woodward. Jo is from Kidderminster and her partner, Harry, was a resident at The Dean until April 2016. “I just want to give a bit back for the care he received.”

Tracey Evans

Vice-chairperson, trustee

Photo of Tracey Evans. Tracey is from The Forest Of Dean and her son, Alex, has been a resident at The Dean since 2014. “I volunteer as I like to help the residents have a better quality of life.”

Timothy Griffin

Treasurer, trustee

Photo of Timothy Griffin. Timothy is from Worcester and has been a resident at The Dean since 2014. He writes about living with FSH muscular dystrophy, and is the charity's “IT guy.”

Julie Haynes

Secretary, trustee

Photo of Julie Haynes. Julie started her visits to The Dean in 2019 with her companion, Alfie – they were the Pets as Therapy team. “I feel so welcome here and proud to be part of the Dean family. I joined Friends of The Dean to help with fundraising and administrative tasks.”

Neill Griffin


Russell Griffin


Photo of Russell Griffin.

Simon Watts