FACE changes and new telephone number

Displaying the new F.A.C.E. telephone number from left to right: Gilly Elliott-Binns, Lynne Dobie, Lorraine Cundy, Carrie Green, Pauline Marshall, Adele Wrigglesworth and Richard Tolman. Photo credit: Eleanor Tolman

F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) are delighted to annouce the new team that will take the charity forward.

The new President of F.A.C.E. is Carrie Green. Carrie is one of the founder members of the charity and has been acting as President for the last nine months, as she was previously Vice President. Carrie was born in Swindon, Wiltshire and moved to Spain in March 2000. In addition to her F.A.C.E. duties, she is a keen Line Dancer and organises the well reknown “Carries Dusty Boots”.

The new Vice President of F.A.C.E. is Gilly Elliott-Binns. Gilly is also a founder member of F.A.C.E. She arrived here in Spain in September 2003. Gilly’s main interests in life are Line Dancing, nature, yoga and her husband Dave. Not particularly in that order!


Lynne Dobie is the newly appointed Treasurer and is originally from the North East of England. She has only lived in Spain, with husband Bill, since 2016, but she joined F.A.C.E. more or less as soon as she arrived. She has much experience in book keeping, as amongst other things she has run her own hairdressing salon, a public house and a golf club.

The Secretary of F.A.C.E. remains as Lorraine Cundy. She has been on the F.A.C.E. Committee for several years firstly as a Committee Member, and for the last three years has been in the office of Secretary. Lorraine and husband David arrived in Spain in 2005 after living in Cardiff in South Wales, where she worked as a social worker.

Richard Tolman was appointed as the F.A.C.E. Press Officer in 2009, and has held the position ever since. Richard was born in Birmingham, but lived in the North East of England for 33 years. He worked in the oil transport industry, taught ice skating and produced ice shows and worked for the Rank Organisation for 23 years. He is married to wife Eleanor and his interests are Smooth FM Radio, driving and gardening.

Pauline Marshall is the charities Vice Secretary. Pauline is also one of the original founder members of F.A.C.E. She and husband Les, moved to Spain from March in Cambridgeshire in 2003. She was originally coerced to help out at a “Macmillan Coffee Morning” in 2004. She found that she enjoyed the challenge of trying to raise money for needy and worthwhile causes. Hence Pauline has remained as part of the F.A.C.E. Fundraising Team, throughout its fledgling days and helped to make F.A.C.E. the charity group it is today.

Adele Wrigglesworth was the original founder and until last Christmas the President of F.A.C.E. Originally from the City of York, she was a trained hair stylist and worked on passenger liners. Married to husband Kevin they moved to Spain in 2003. Adele’s mother was responsible for encouraging her to do charity work when Adele was asked to arrange a charity function for “Macmillan Nurses” by holding a coffee morning. It was from these small beginnings that F.A.C.E. evolved. Unfortunately due to family commitments, Adele is having to spend much more time in the United Kingdom, and felt that she could not continue in the full time role as President. However, she is remaining on the F.A.C.E. Committee to give assistance and guidance whenever she is in Spain.

The final member of the Committee is Nicki Wakeman. She has spent the whole of her working life as a nurse, specialising as an Intensive Care Nurse. She then moved into management, but still nursing, at the NHS Trust as Duty Manager of Peterborough Regional Hospitals. She moved to Spain with husband Lee in 2007. They have a seven-year-old daughter called Daisy Lee, and they also have several pets. Nicki and her husband were instrumental in setting up the Almeria Angels.

F.A.C.E. are also pleased to announce that they now have a new permanent telephone number. It is 634 306 727. A Twitter account has also been set up and F.A.C.E. can be followed  www.twittter.com @FACECharity

F.A.C.E. also has its own web page at www.face-charity.com and it has its own Facebook page.

For further information about F.A.C.E. and the work it undertakes, or if you are interested in joining this dedicated group of fundraisers, please contact F.A.C.E. by using anyone of the means listed above.

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