Newsletter 73

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

October                                                                November

1st      Angela Nixon, Okehampton                             Mike Thwaites, North Tawton

2nd      Mr & Mrs Rendle, Okehampton                      Pat Sawyer, Hatherleigh            

3rd      Mary Cole, Okehampton                                 Elizabeth Simmons, Okehampton


1st      Ann Helsby, North Tawton

2nd      Patricia Mitchell, Okehampton

3rd      Mary Bowers, Okehampton

4th      Jo Whiteley, Okehampton

5th      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.

29th January          Trago Mills

5th February          Homeleigh, Launceston

12th February         Green Lanes, Barnstaple & Dunelm

19th February         Lifton Farm Shop & Launceston Retail Park

26th February        Tavistock

5th March               Drakes, Circus, Plymouth

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 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

At a recent meeting it was agreed to increase our fares by £1 for each journey from 1st January 2022.  For Winkleigh, Hatherleigh, Halwill, North Tawton areas it will increase to £6, Sampford Courtenay £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 £4 for the return trip door to door.


Thank you to everyone who supported our Bingo, we raised £173 for our funds.  Special thanks to Pauline Penna for doing the calling, Waitrose, Co-op and Mole Avon for the donation of prizes.  We will aim to hold another one in the Spring so watch this space!


Please remember us if you are having a clear out, we are still accepting goods for sale for when we can attend more car boot sales etc.


We have wheelchairs available for hire or sale in our office.  Please speak to us if you would like more information.


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.

Sue & Liz, ODCTG, Unit 3 Okehampton Business Park, Higher Stockley Mead, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1FJ 01837 55000

Out of hours emergency mobile no. 07484525577

Office Hours – Monday to Friday 08.30 – 16.00