Our current Trustees are: Paul Burgess, Keith Robinson, Pat Henchie, Margaret Cobb, Pauline Janin, Helen Hodges, Sue Halfyard, Debbie Minett and Lizzie Batson (New to the Board). 

View the Alice Cross Centre entry on the charity commission website


Trustees Pat Henchie and Margaret Cobb
Trustees Pat Henchie and Margaret Cobb


Margaret Cobb-

I am a trustee at the Alice Cross Centre, my aim is to promote wellbeing and prevent social isolation. The Alice Cross Centre provides essential links with the whole of Teignbridge. I enjoy the welcoming inclusive friendship that I gain from being a Trustee.

Helen says –

“I am passionate about supporting people to live independent and fulfilling lives. I strongly believe the Alice Cross Centre is a friendly and safe environment where this can be encouraged and realised.”

Debbie says –

“I am a solicitor in my 50’s working in Exeter but living in Bishopsteignton. I have been loving living in Devon for over 4 years. I found Alice Cross through a poster advertising a music event which I went to by myself. I discovered that I am the sort of person who would benefit from what they are trying to do. After finding out more I decided to become a trustee to help promote the centre to people in their younger older years . ”

Pauline says –

Pauline moved to Shaldon from Worcestershire in 2017 and has been involved in volunteering for ViH and Alice Cross since then setting up TrimTeign and Active Alice Mondays and she became an Alice Trustee in 2018. She has a background in HR and a passion for community self help and wellbeing and was a founder member of the steering committee establishing the Teignmouth & District U3A in 2019. She is always keen to make good things happen and support the local community and believes The Alice Cross Centre is a great place to do this.

Sue say –

I am lawyer who works for a firm of Solicitors in Teignmouth in their wealth management department. I deal with the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney and the administration of estates (probate). I became a Trustee as I felt that the Centre was a vital resource for the people of Teignmouth and that I would be able to use my knowledge to help the Charity and the people who use the Centre.

Lizzie says –

“I first moved to West Devon in 1983 but following a change in my circumstances felt that I needed to be part of a larger community and made the decision to move to Bishopsteignton, which I did early this year. I was introduced to the Alice Cross Centre by a friend and have a great belief in its holistic approach to supporting the community, encouraging friendship and improving people’s health and well-being. I strongly believe that my own life experiences and my work experience as an accountant will be of benefit to the centre and the people that use it and I look forward to being involved in its work and activities.”

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