About The Trust

How the Trust operates, its Trustees & Staff

Read about how and why the Trust was set up on our History page.


The Charity has its own funds endowed by the Norman Family.  It does not undertake any fundraising activities and does not have the need for any volunteer workers. The Charity’s Statutory Accounts are filed with the Charity Commission and can be seen on its web site here (opens in new window/tab).

There has been at least one member of the Norman Family acting as a Trustee since the Trust began.


Mr William Tee - Chairman

William Joined as a Trustee in 2017 and has over 25 years’ experience in education locally both as a School Bursar and as a Primary School Governor.   William also worked for 11 years as an Operations Manager, has now retired and lives in Budleigh Salterton.

Mrs Cathy Houghton

Cathy is a member of the Norman Family and has been a Trustee since 2001.  She is a Chartered Accountant, is originally from Exmouth but now lives in Teignbridge with her family.

Mrs Sarah Gillingham

Sarah is a member of the Norman Family and joined as a Trustee in 2011. She graduated in Environmental Science and now runs her own business.  She lives in Exmouth with her family.

Mrs Margaret Evans

Margaret trained as a nurse and has been working as a volunteer in Health & Social Care since moving to Budleigh Salterton in 1968. She has been a trustee since 1990, and is also a trustee of Budleigh Salterton Nursing Association.

Mr Chris Davis

Chris became a trustee in June 2018. He spent 35 years in banking in various countries. Since his retirement to Budleigh Salterton he has also been involved in other local charities and societies as a committee member and trustee.

Mrs Elizabeth Low

Liz became a trustee in September 2018.  She has lived in Devon since 1979 and she served as a magistrate locally for nearly 30 years. Over the same period she worked in the Citizens Advice service and is still a volunteer for the East Devon branch.

Mr Stephen Green

Stephen joined as a trustee in March 2019. After 7 years as an Officer in the Armed Forces, he spent 30 years in General Dental Practice in Exmouth.  Stephen is now enjoying retirement and lives in Clyst St Mary with his family.

Mr John Bain

John became a trustee in December 2019. He has lived in Devon since 1974. A Chartered Surveyor he worked exclusively for a local private Estate. Now retired he lives with his family in Budleigh Salterton.

Staff (part-time)

Mrs Emma Le Poidevin

Grants Administrator

Mr Lee Bingham

Charity Accounts Manager