Newsletter 64

100 Club

Thank you for your support which is a great help to ensure our scheme can continue to offer as many people as possible the services they require. Last year we raised £1622 for our funds. You may receive a written or telephone reminder when it is time for you to renew.

Congratulations to the winners of our recent draws –  You can join the 100 Club at any time during the year, just send a cheque, payable to ODCTG for £12 to us at the address below or you can pay by BACS or Standing Order NatWest Okehampton Sort Code 54-21-14 Account No. 22127879 ODCTG

September                                                              October                                   

1st          Joyce Cole, Okehampton                                 Mr Seymour, Okehampton

2nd         Enid Leech, Okehampton                                 Mrs B Bessell, Okehampton

3rd         Maureen Harris, Okehampton                          Mr Douglas Sharpe, Hatherleigh


We are always looking for volunteer drivers and at the moment would particularly like to find someone from the South Zeal, North Tawton and Chagford areas.  Please ring us for more information.  We welcome Clive Tomes from Sourton to our team.

Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who supported our event in October, we raised over £500 towards our new minibus.

New Minibus Fundraising

Our Crowdfunding campaign was successful with £5598 raised including Devon County Council and West Devon Borough Council top ups.  Thank you to everyone who supported us.  We have also collected cheques this week from Okehampton Town Council (£2000) and Okehampton Hamlets Parish Council (£500), together with the recent £500 from South Tawton Parish Council.  We are continuing to apply for grants and to date have £54651 towards our target of £76000.  Please support our next group of fundraising events if you can.

Pop up Shop

Unfortunately we have not yet been able to secure suitable premises but hope to remedy this after Christmas so watch this space.

Christmas Opening

The office will close at 4pm on Monday 23rd December and re-open on Thursday 2nd January at 08.30.  The Ring and Ride will run on Tuesday 24th December but then there will be no service until Thursday 2nd January.

We would ask that you book all transport requests as soon as you have your appointment letters please.  We will be picking up urgent requests left on the answerphone over the holiday period but will have a limited number of drivers available.


December 7th                                Trago Mills or Newton Abbot

December 14th              Otter Nurseries

January 18th                  Tavistock

January 25th                 Tescos, Crediton

February 1st                  Homeleigh, Launceston

February 8th                  Green Lanes, Barnstaple

February 15th                                Ikea and The Range, Exeter             

February 22nd                               Bernaville Garden Centre, Crediton

February 29th                   Lifton Farm Shop