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 Michael Saunders - Chairman

Mike joined as a Trustee in 1999 and had acquired 40 years experience in property matters as a director of a plc company in the field of estate agency, surveying and financial services. Mike is now enjoying his retirement with his family in Exmouth.

Mrs Cathy Houghton - Finance Trustee

Cathy is a member of the Norman Family and has been a Trustee since 2001.  She is a Chartered Accountant and is responsible for looking after the finances of the Trust. She 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.

Mrs Margaret Webb

After working as a PA and bringing up a family, Margaret worked as a volunteer adviser with Citizens Advice Bureau, Exmouth, and became Assistant Manager and then a Trustee. Margaret has lived in East Devon for more than 40 years and has been a Trustee since 1999.

Mr William Tee

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 Tracey Howarth

Secretary to the Trustees

Mrs Emma Le Poidevin

Grants Administrator