Pat Sawyer joined our organisation in 2000 when she and her husband Tony moved to the area. Tony became a volunteer driver and Pat joined the committee before taking on the role of Chairman. Pat also worked at Okehampton Library and was involved with West Devon CVS, also taking on the role of Chairman for several years. Tony worked at Castle Drogo for the National Trust and Pat volunteered as a ‘meet and greet’ or in the office. They have now taken a much deserved retirement from their roles but will still be volunteering at the castle when it is able to re-open to visitors. Pat recently stood down as our Chairman but has agreed to stay on as a Trustee so that she can help us continue to serve the community and keep up the good work already in place. Our new Chairman is Cllr Tony Leech, who became a Trustee after sitting on our committee for many years. Due to the current restrictions we have been unable to have a get together to celebrate but we are hopeful of holding our annual Volunteers Cream Tea in the summer. Sue Wonnacott Manager Okehampton & District Community Transport Tony Leech said,“I would like to thank Mrs Sawyer (Pat) for her long term dedication to the Okehampton and District Community Transport Group. She joined the Group some twenty years ago when it was in its infancy, and has helped it grow into the extremely well and professionally run organisation that it is today. She should be very proud of what she has been able to do to help the many thousands of people who have used, and continue to use, our Community Transport services” .Photo of Tony presenting Pat with bouquet of flowers as a small token of our thanks for her dedicated service to our charity