Newsletter 80

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.

Christmas                                                     January                                                      

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



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.

Alan Perrott

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.

Mike Miller

We would like to thank the family and friends of Mike for kindly donating £70 via his memorial page on


Please sign up to our website 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 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

Out of hours emergency mobile no. 07484525577

Office Hours – Monday to Friday 08.30 – 16.00