Party for 25 years of service

CLIENTS joined staff members, past and present, and civic dignitaries in celebrating a quarter century of the Norman Lea Society helping adults with learning difficulties.

CLIENTS joined staff members, past and present, and civic dignitaries in celebrating a quarter century of the Norman Lea Society helping adults with learning difficulties.More than 90 people, including the mayor Joy Whipps and county councillor Eileen Wragg joined in the festivities at the Clinton Arms, in Littleham, on Saturday.At the celebrations they paid tribute to one of the founder members and life president, Evelyn Duncum, who died last year - with another founder member, Joyce Williams, taking over the role.The organisation championed the cause of scores of Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton people with learning disabilities and has set up a home for disabled people.Party-goers enjoyed a buffet, disco and raffle, which garnered �157 and will go towards a holiday for clients.A spokesman for the society said: "The clients had a great time and they really enjoyed catching up with old staff members."A celebration of Evelyn's life will be held on Saturday May 2, at 2pm, at Budleigh Salterton's Temple Methodist Church. A cream tea and refreshments will be served and all who knew Evelyn are welcome.


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