Our Patron is Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP for Chipping Barnet.
We are honoured that Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet has kindly agreed to be our Patron, Theresa said:
“the café is clearly having a hugely positive impact on the dementia sufferers who come along and their families. There was such a genuinely happy atmosphere and it was heart warming to know that this is possible even when people are grappling with this terrible disease.”
Theresa Villiers has been MP for Chipping Barnet since 2005. She lives in Arkley in her constituency and is involved in a range of local campaigns. In December 2005, after just seven months in parliament, David Cameron appointed Theresa to his Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury. She later served as Shadow Secretary of State for Transport and then Minister of Transport in the coalition government.
Her role as Minister included overseeing the transport needed to support the hugely successful London 2012 Olympics and helping to secure the Government's major investment in our railways. Theresa was appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in September 2012, a role she held until July 2016. She chaired two sets of cross party talks in Belfast delivering important new agreements resolving a political crisis which could have led to the collapse of Northern Ireland’s devolved institutions.
We are pleased to announce that our Honorary Patron is Councillor David Longstaff.
Cllr. David Longstaff was Mayor of Barnet from 2016 to 2017. He close Dementia Club UK as one of his charities during his mayoral year. He succeeded in raising awareness about Dementia and the work Dementia Club UK does. We are pleased he accepted our invitation to be honorary patron for a year.