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.
1st Mrs Marjory Rundle, Northlew Ms C Murray, Okehampton
2nd Mrs Tessa Reeder, Okehampton Mrs S Green, Okehampton
3rd Mrs Valerie Ashton, North Tawton Marjory Wonnacott, Whiddon Down
4th Mrs Shirley Osborn, Okehampton
5th Mrs Lucy Brown, Winkleigh
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TRIPS WILL NOW BE ON A TUESDAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO DRIVER AVAILABILITY.
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. 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.
7th March Drakes Circus, Plymouth
14th March Chagford (shorter trip for lunch/shops)
21st March Powderham Castle, Exeter (Admission for seniors: Castle & grounds £13.95, Gardens and grounds only £8.95)
28th March Plymouth Aquarium & The Hoe (Admission for seniors: £20.50)
4th April Homeleigh Garden Centre, Launceston
11th April Kernow Mill
18th April Bow Garden Centre (shorter trip for lunch)
25th April Crooklets Beach & Café, Bude
Coffee Morning 15th April Charter Hall, Okehampton 9-12
We will be holding our coffee morning with the usual stalls, refreshments and raffle. We would welcome donations for both the raffle and suitable items for sale e.g. books, jigsaw puzzles, games, bric-a-brac, these can be brought along on the day from 08.30 or can be dropped into the office or collected by arrangement.
We welcome Angus Farrelly, Okehampton to our team. We also welcome Michael Scutt who will also be driving our buses when required.
We welcome Sarah Packer as our new part time co-ordinator. Many of you may already know Sarah as she has been a carer at Castleham Lodge and also used to run Sweet Success. Please be patient with her if she asks more questions than usual when you ring to make a booking, as she will not recognise names and voices for a while so will want to ensure that she has all the information we need to put the request onto our system.
We are sorry to report that Alan sadly passed away in November following a long illness which he fought to the end, he will be sorely missed by his family, friends and the wider community where he was so respected for his volunteering, humour and friendship. He was a volunteer driver for many years and always had his wife, Lin at his side which was much appreciated by many of our clients who needed an extra helping hand. We are grateful to the family for choosing us as one of the recipients of donations in his memory.
We would like to thank the family and friends of Mike for kindly donating £70 via his memorial page on muchloved.com.
Please sign up to our website www.odctg.co.uk for the latest updates. We have recently added a new section ‘Meet the Team’ so you can learn more about our staff and volunteers.
We have wheelchairs available for hire or sale in our office. Please speak to us if you would like more information. We also currently have a nearly new mobility scooter available. And a walking frame.
We have set up a local giving page to raise funds towards our services, the link is http://www.localgiving.org/Okehampton 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, ODCTG, Unit 3 Okehampton Business Park, Higher Stockley Mead, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1FJ 01837 55000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.odctg.co.uk
Out of hours emergency mobile no. 07484525577
Office Hours – Monday to Friday 08.30 – 16.00