THE residents, staff and trustees of Burnham-on-Sea's Abbeyfield House said farewell to their long-serving house manager of more than 20 years last week.

At a small presentation, due to Covid-19 restrictions and regulations, the residents, staff and three of the trustees wished Diane Brown well in her retirement from the sheltered housing charity's facility.

Diane was presented with a long service award from the Abbeyfield Trust, a bouquet of flowers and a cheque from the trustees for her to purchase an item for her new home.

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RECOGNITION: Tom Ashton presents Diane with her certificate (pic: Mike Lang)

"Diane will be greatly missed by the residents, staff and trustees, for her knowledge, experience and great sense of humour," said trustee David Underwood.

"We wish her a long and happy retirement."

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THUMBS UP: Trustees of Abbeyfield House with Diane (pic: Mike Lang)

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RETIREMENT: Diane with residents of Abbeyfield House (pic: Mike Lang)