The Trustees lead the organisation and ensure the Society is doing what it was set up to do. Our Executive Committee has a strong mix of backgrounds, approaches and perspectives. Each Trustee brings a diﬀerent set of skills and experiences to Committee Meetings – all for the benefit of the residents and the Society.
Colin has been a Chartered Accountant since 1981 and has run Avenue Business Services since 2002. He is Chair and Treasurer for Abbeyfield Winchester, and during his tenure a linkway was constructed between the two buildings. In his non-business life he is Chairman of Finance at his local Town Council and a member of the District team in the Rotary organisation.
Geoﬀ Millard is 72 years old and had a career in banking for over 40 years. He worked in many parts of the UK and spent over 10 years in Africa, finally working as Head of Audit in Ghana. After retiring he has worked for and been involved in a number of charities. He has been married to Beverly for 37 years and they have two children and two grandchildren.
Peter Lippiett is a retired GP and Anglican priest, living on the edge of Twyford village with his wife Maggie. Their time is largely spent grandparenting, gardening and travelling. But when he’s not doing these he greatly enjoys being a volunteer with Abbeyfield Winchester, as Wednesday ‘tea boy’ (when Maggie is ‘coﬀee lady’), and as a Trustee.“We have a happy house, staﬀ and volunteers, and our responsibility is to keep it that way for the wellbeing of our residents.”
Judith Lea moved to Twyford in 1981 with her family. After spending some time at home with the children she returned to teaching French and Spanish in local schools. She was a Parish councillor for many years and subsequently a Church Warden at St. Mary’s. “I look forward to working with staﬀ and volunteers to ensure that Orchard Close continues to be a place where residents feel it is their home and that they are listened to and supported.”
David Beljic lives in Twyford with has wife and retired from a career in construction project management working with national companies in his early career and latterly with a regional contractor at director level. He now spends his time enjoying nice food, cooking, travel and trying to improve his tennis and embryonic art and drawing interest.
After many years teaching Mathematics at secondary school Linda left teaching and moved down to St Ives in Cornwall to run a B & B. Now retired to the Hampshire countryside Linda wanted to contribute something to the local community. "It is a privilege but also a huge responsibility be part of running what I hope is a very happy, comfortable and safe home for our residents."
Have you ever thought about doing something completely diﬀerent? Perhaps you would like to give back to your community, learn a new skill, improve your CV, or simply make some new friends? If so, volunteering with Abbeyfield Winchester could make a real diﬀerence to your life, and to the lives of older people. Our current volunteering opportunities are listed here; if you are interested in any of them, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds!