† Ed Allen

It was with great sadness that the Executive Committee, and many others, learnt of the death of Ed Allen recently. Ed had been involved in our u3a from the outset in 2017. In fact, his input as Membership Secretary, setting up a database of members as they signed up, was essential to getting everything started and running smoothly. He was a member of the Steering Committee; he welcomed us to his house for meetings; was one of the first trustees in 2018 when the u3a became a registered charity; and was elected on to the Executive Committee in 2019. In 2017 he became co-convener of the ever-popular wine group and continued this involvement for nearly six years. He was also amember of the Interest Groups team before the pandemic and belonged to other CEDu3a interest groups. Ed resigned from the Executive Committee in 2020 and handed the membership reins over to Charlie Sharp, our current Membership Secretary

Our thoughts and condolences go out to his partner, Cathy, who is also an active CEDu3a member. Ed will be greatly missed by us all

May 2024