After four years loyal and dedicated service, F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) is sad to announce the retirement of their secretary Amanda Maunders.

Amanda was born in South East London and lived in London and Bexley all of her life until moving to Spain. She has two children, and 5 grandchildren.

Her career in the United Kingdom was mainly within NHS Estates and Facilities, starting as a PA and progressing through to Planning and Project Management.

She had owned a holiday home in Arboleas for 10 years before leaving England in February 2011 to live in Spain. She more or less immediately joined F.A.C.E first as a Committee Member, but was very quickly promoted to Secretary.

In her time with F.A.C.E. she quickly introduced a more streamlined and efficient paperwork system. She has been a very hard working member of the F.A.C.E. Committee since joining, being particular prominent in the organisation of all of the famous F.A.C.E. Summer and Christmas Markets.

Amanda has retired due to the fact she is returning to the United Kingdom to live closer to her family.

A Farewell Dinner was organised for Amanda at the Hostel Meson on Friday 1st May at which all of the present F.A.C.E. Committee was present. 1st May is of course the Day of the Worker here in Spain, and this is one worker that all the F.A.C.E. Committee will miss.

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