Newsletter 70

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

April                                                            May

1st      Alice Parker, Okehampton                            Alice Parker, Okehampton

2nd     Maureen Harris, Okehampton                        Mr & Mrs JK Lawrence, Winkleigh

3rd     Valerie Ashton, North Tawton                       Judith Lippiatt, Okehampton


We know that you have been enjoying the trips now that we are able to travel again and have tried to incorporate some of your requests.   Please ring the office to book.

3rd July        Endsleigh Garden Centre, Ivybridge

10th July      The Range, Exeter

17th July      ODCTG Coffee Morning followed by lunch at Bow Garden Centre

24th July      Bude

31st July       Lifton Farm Shop

7th August   Exmouth

14th August  Roadford Lake

21st August  Brixham

The cost of the trips will again be subsidised, £10 for Okehampton and along the route.  We may be able to include pick up from other areas if there is enough demand for an extra £2.  We will be adding some weekday trips in the future.  Please be ready for collection from 9am to ensure the driver is not held up.  Please let us know if you need to cancel a trip, don’t wait until we ring you the day before with the pick up time as we have already worked out our route and rung other passengers.  Thank you.  If you have any suggestions of places you would like us to include then let us know and we will try and include them.


We say goodbye and thank you to Rob Reddington, Terry Porter and David Barnes.

We are always looking for more volunteers and would particularly like to find someone in the Chagford/Throwleigh/Whiddon Down area and also Lewdown.

As part of Volunteers Week we are taking our volunteer drivers for a Cream Tea on the 23rd and 24th June during the afternoon so please bear with us if we run out of drivers on these days for your appointments as this is our chance to say thank you to them for all their help during the year, especially as we were unable to hold an event in 2020 due to the restrictions.

Ring and Ride

Our Ring and Ride shopping bus has spare capacity at the moment, particularly on Wednesday (Bridestowe/Lewdown areas £5) and Friday (Halwill area £5) so if you know someone who would like a trip to the supermarket on these days then put them in touch with us.  If you live in Okehampton you can also make use of this service, it is just £3 for the return trip door to door.

Pop up Shop

We are grateful to Terry from Terrys Zimmers for allowing us the use of his shop.

We have now closed our shop, however we are still accepting items for sale for our coffee morning and we are also selling items online and at car boot sales to raise funds for our services.  We have already raised over £350 from car boot sales which is a real boost to our funds.

Community Wellbeing Event – Tuesday 29th June 4pm – 7pm Winkleigh Community Centre EX19 8HU

We will be attending this event being run by West Devon CVS.  Pop in and chat with local services, learn what they do and how they can help.  Free fun activities and refreshments.  All ages welcome.  For more information please contact Billie Burnett 07704 155984

Coffee Morning

We have booked Okehampton Charter Hall for Saturday 17th July, all being well with the restrictions being lifted.  Further details to follow. Watch out for emails and posters nearer the time.


We have recently been successful in obtaining a grant for £500 from the Dartmoor National Park from their Dartmoor Coronavirus Support Fund and also £500 from Peoples Postcode Lottery as a Magic Little Grant.  We are grateful to them for their support of our services which has been a great help after a difficult year.


We have set up a local giving page to raise funds towards our services, the link is if you would like to look at our story.

Mobility Scooters

We have two available for sale at the moment, please give us a ring for more information or to make an appointment to view/try.