The Morecambe Winter Gardens Preservation Trust Ltd was formed in 2006 in order to purchase the building. There are three trustees all who are passionate about the Winter Gardens building and the regeneration of Morecambe.
Evelyn has been the chairman of the Friends of the Winter Gardens since its formation in 1986, and has devoted her time helping to safeguard the theatre. Evelyn is also the Chair of the Trust and works in the office full time.
A member of Lancaster City Council for 12 years, she helped to form a Town Council for Morecambe and for part of that time was a Cabinet member for Regeneration. She also ran a busy guest house in Morecambe for 13 years.