Newsletter 71

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

June                                                                     July

1st      Jo Church, Okehampton                                 Ian Hamlett, Throwleigh

2nd      Wendy Slade, Monkokehampton                     Brian Richardson, Hatherleigh             

3rd      Joan Ayling, Okehampton                              Keith Grant, 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.

4th September                  Exmouth

11th September                 Coffee Morning, then lunch at Betty Cottles

18th September                Atlantic Village, Bideford

25th September                Craft Show, Westpoint, Exeter

2nd October                     Homeleigh Garden Centre, Launceston (shop and lunch)

9th October                     Dawlish

16th October                    Trago Mills (shop and lunch)

23rd October                   Drakes Circus, Plymouth

30th October                   Tescos, Crediton (shop and lunch)

Thanks to us being successful in accessing a grant, 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.

Community Car Bookings

PLEASE ring and request your transport for hospital appointments as soon as you receive notification, we are having to disappoint more clients as we have not been given enough time to find an available volunteer.  You can ring and leave a message on the answerphone during the late afternoon/evening which then gives us a chance to work on it early in the morning when we return to the office.


We say goodbye and thank you to Clive Tomes.

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 we are having to send our drivers long distances to enable these journeys to take place.

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.

Community Wellbeing Event – Saturday 4th September, 10am – 1pm at Jubilee Hall, Chagford

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- Saturday 11th September 9 – 12noon Charter Hall, Okehampton

We have managed to re-arrange our coffee morning and would welcome donations of both raffle prizes and goods, e.g. books, bric-a-brac.  Petes Homebake will be there with his cakes and goodies. 

Car boot Sale/Online Sales

Thank you to everyone for continuing to donate goods for us to sell, we really appreciate this.  This year we have so far raised £800 from car boot sales thanks to Liz for giving up her weekends to do this and £504 from online sales, sold from the office which is a great help to our fundraising.


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.