Lawrence Reekie, Chairman is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and qualified director. Having trained and operated as a Business Coach for 14 years he is now semi retired and has been Chair of the Board of Trustees since November 2018.

Mark Coburn has been one of the Lunch Club volunteers since its launch in 2012. He had previously volunteered for the Thorntrees Lunch Club and volunteers for a number of local groups. He is also handy with an ukulele.

Colin Biginton

Susanna Lovell

Jim Gooding


Stephen Bardwell-Cox, General Manager, joined us in May 2022.

Colin Lay, Community Engagement Manager - has been part of Red Gables since 2012, as a volunteer and 'Head Gardener' to our Garden Project which he continues to lead.  He has a background in mental health support and outdoor activities.

Jackie Claridge, Finance & Administrative Officer -  Jackie looks after our room bookings, the day to day finances and ‘front of house’ reception, ensuring that our visitors, users and tenants have a welcoming friendly face.

Helen Carless, Marketing and Communications Officer - looks after our website, social media and produces our marketing leaflets.  She also arranges the booking and admin for the Lunch Club.


At Red Gables our volunteers play a considerable and important role in keeping us running and helping to run our various 'wellbeing projects'. We have over 35 who help us, including 15 for the Garden Group and 13 at the Lunch Club.

In the office we depend on volunteers to carry out important roles.


Betty Spencer volunteers in the office and has sorted out our filing system and archive. She undertakes a number of administrative jobs for us and runs the new ‘Friends of Red Gables’ service.


Jack Kennedy has been with us for many years and is a great help carrying out odd jobs in the office.