Kayte West

Head of Charity Services

With a background in teaching and a master’s degree in Cultural Heritage and Resource Management, Kayte has held roles in several Hampshire primary schools and museums. She has a passion for social and local history and connecting communities to their local heritage by facilitating shared experiences. She enjoys working in partnership with other organisations, and has built strong links with Hampshire Library Service, to bring our projects to life. Outside of work Kayte enjoys swimming, reading, and creative activities.

Codey Hickman

Project, Media And Resourcing Manager


I am extremly passionate about improving the daily lives and mental wellbeing of those living with Dementia and have over 11 years experience working in roles that allow me to do this. Recently I have been working on design and production of Dementia friendly products that can be used to enhance communication and stimulation. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs, volunteering for other organisations, holidays abroad and teaching myself the basics of photography.


Michael Hodson

Chair of Trustees

Mike is a technologist and successful business owner who has lived and worked in Hampshire for over 20 years. With an engineering degree from Southampton University, Mike has also lived in Silicon Valley, California and has worked with some of the most famous high-tech companies in the world.

Lauren Tompkins

I am originally from South Africa and have had many different careers over the years, but I found my calling when I joined the care sector. I currently work as a personal support worker.  In all the roles I have held, I hope that I have made a difference and enhanced the lives of those who experience supported living, by offering interesting activities that serve a purpose but are also person centred. I was introduced to the Memory Box Project when I was an activity co-ordinator at a dementia care home in Dorset that had very limited resources. Reminiscence sessions became an activity that our residents could really relate to and fully engaged with.

In my spare time I enjoy trips to London to see theatre shows in the West End.  I have been very fortunate to be a volunteer Racemaker at Silverstone for all the major motor sport events. I also volunteer within my local community at various festivals and events.

I am proud to be a Trustee for The Memory Box Foundation as I am passionate about the goals and purpose of the charity. I hope that with my years of experience working with young people and the elderly, and my understanding of dementia, I will be able support The Foundation to achieve its aims.

Tracey Cotterill

I am an activity coordinator at a Ringwood nursing home, where I have worked for the last 10 years. I have varied experience working with young people, disabled people, and the elderly.

With a degree in Fine Art, I have run arts and crafts workshops, and have also exhibited and sold my own arts and crafts.

I am honoured and excited to be Trustee for The Memory Box Foundation. I hope to be able to share some of my understanding of the needs of people with dementia and how we can expand The Memory Box Foundation experience to those who will benefit and find new and creative ways of raising funds to do so.