Newsletter 74

Newsletter  74

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


1st      Betty Baker, Okehampton

2nd      Mr & Mrs S Netherway, Hatherleigh

3rd      Margaret Joslin, 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.

12th March    Homeleigh (Brookes Garden Centre), Bude

19th March    Darts Farm, Topsham

26th March   ODCTG Coffee Morning & lunch at Farmer Luxtons

2nd April      Ashburton

9th April       Atlantic Village, Bideford


23rd April    Buckfast Abbey & Butterfly Farm/Otter Sanctuary


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.

Coffee Morning

We will be holding a coffee morning on Saturday 26th March in the Charter Hall, Okehampton from 9 – 12.  There will be various stalls and a raffle.  We are happy to take donations of bric-a-brac/books/jigsaws and raffle prizes before the event or you can bring along on the morning.


We have been extremely fortunate to receive a bequest from the estate of one of our long standing volunteer drivers, Bill Litherland.  Many of you will remember Bill and his love of cars and driving with his open top Saab.  We have ordered a Citroen wheelchair accessible vehicle to replace our current Citroen and are hoping for delivery by the summer.


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.


If you have had good service, please remember us in your will.  Thank you.

Registered Charity No. 1024617

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