Newsletter 78

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

July                                                               August                                                          

1st      Diana Butler, Petrockstowe                   Gordon Smart, Okehampton                  

2nd      Alison Hutton, South Tawton                   Sylvia Marsh, Okehampton

3rd      Patricia Squire, Okehampton           Jon Boog, North Tawton


1st      Peter Shalders, Monkokehampton  

2nd      Irvine Fulford, Hatherleigh

3rd      Danny & Rita Ware, 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.   Please note that we may change some of our trips to a Sunday or other weekday due to driver availability.

5th November         Atlantic Village, Bideford & Dunelm

12th November       Darts Farm, Topsham

22nd November       Lifton Farm Shop & Launceston Retail Park

3rd December         Exeter City Centre

10th December       Tavistock

17th December       Homeleigh, Launceston

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.

Reminder – Coffee Morning

Saturday 29th October Charter Hall, Okehampton 9-12.  Please come along and see us.  We welcome raffle prizes or good quality bric-a-brac, jigsaws and paperbacks.

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. PLEASE DO NOT ring volunteer drivers direct, their numbers are only provided to you on your appointment day for collection following your appointment.


We welcome John Beentjes (Okehampton) and Richard Fuller (Okehampton).  We say a big Thank You to Scilla West, Alan Perrott, Chris Bloor, Phil Mitchell  and Lindsey Dean-Smith who have sadly had to stop driving for us due to their own health problems, we are extremely grateful for the many years they have given to help our clients and will miss them.  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.


Please note we have new email addresses and  If you have an email address then please let us know as it saves us a lot of postage and paper if we can keep you up to date by email instead.  We have 2 telephone lines coming into the office which is useful when we are usually both here on a Monday but for the rest of the week there is only one of us here so if you get the answerphone it does not mean we are not here, just that we are on the other line, so please leave a message and we will ring you back ASAP.  Please sign up to our website at for regular updates and news.


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 & Lisa, 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