Our current Trustees are: Andy Longford, Sue Halfyard, Debbie Minett, Lizzie Batson, and Dan Hawkins.

View the Alice Cross Centre entry on the charity commission website

Debbie Minett

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 .


Sue Halfyard

Sue says –

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 Batson

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 in 2019. 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.”


Andy Longford

Andy says

My wife Jill and I moved to Teignmouth in 2016 and discovered just what a vibrant and exciting community exists in this lovely seaside town.  I discovered  the Alice Cross through a group of like-minded individuals would meet there, to enjoy sharing musical talent. Musical activity is very much encouraged by the Alice Cross and is a hobby that I enjoy when not working in my own business as a technical engineering consultant.  Becoming a trustee is something I felt would allow me to contribute to the ethos of the Alice Cross Centre, and hopefully let me give something back to the community in general.

Dan Hawkins

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Sarah Holloway

Sarah says –

” I am a retired public finance accountant and management consultant. Having spent my working life whizzing around the world, I have now settled in wonderful Teignmouth. Whilst looking for activities to fill my days, I found the Alice Cross Centre and was inspired, impressed and welcomed with open arms. I am enjoying getting to know all the staff, volunteers and users of the Centre, having lots of fun attending some of the wide range of activities on offer and contributing what I can to share my skills and experience with this amazing heart of the community.