Abbeyfield Sidmouth Society’s vice chair steps down

PUBLISHED: 16:30 05 October 2016

Alan Darrant outside Abbeyfield's Culver House with the new treasurer Mike Gunn. Ref shs 38-16TI 8169. Picture: Terry Ife

Alan Darrant outside Abbeyfield's Culver House with the new treasurer Mike Gunn. Ref shs 38-16TI 8169. Picture: Terry Ife

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The voluntary vice-chairman of an assisted living company has been bid a fond farewell after 15-and-a-half years.

Neville Staddon is stepping down as the voluntary vice chairman of the Abbeyfield Sidmouth SocietyNeville Staddon is stepping down as the voluntary vice chairman of the Abbeyfield Sidmouth Society

Abbeyfield Sidmouth Society Trustees presented Neville Staddon with gardening vouchers and the staff at Culver House baked him a cake. Retired chartered accountant Mike Gunn has taken over responsibility for the three houses.

Neville, a former treasurer at East Devon District Council, said: “I responded to an advert in the Herald and they took me on.

“Now it’s 15 years later. I’ve enjoyed seeing the facilities at Abbeyfield improve for the benefit of the residents, and it’s kept me mentally active. It’s been rewarding to see the society progress. I’m sure Mike will do a great job for them.”

Neville has served for a decade as the Sid Vale Association treasurer – where he also chairs the Keith Owen Investment Committee and has seen the fortune increase from £2.3million to £3million – which is now seeking his replacement. The ideal applicant would have accountancy experience and knowledge of investing.

Anyone interested should contact Alan Darrant on 01395 516158, or leave their contact details at the museum.


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