"We are deeply saddened to share that our Chairman Vince Whittaker sadly passed away on friday 20 July 2018. We extend our deepest sympathies to his children, family and friends.

A shining light in Salto World has sadly gone out. Vince will be greatly missed by all at the Club"

Amanda Browne, General Manager

Vince had been involved with Salto and its forerunner Stopsley Gym Club for 25 years. He started by taking two of his daughters to pre-school gym on a Saturday morning at Stopsley High School which led him getting involved with the finances as Treasurer (as he worked in a bank) and the subsequent merger of Stopsley with Luton gym club to form Salto. Having registered Salto as a charity he became one its Founding Trustees in 1996.

As a professional banker of 39 years, most recently Assistant General Manager, Financial Institutions Credit London based Japanese Bank until 2017.

Vince had his own company VJW Associates / Consultants Limited.

He was a manic Aston Villa supporter and golfer.