Newsletter 81

Newsletter  81

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.

February                                                     March                                               

1st      Marion Down, Hatherleigh                   Jacqueline Sheppard, Okehampton

2nd     Angela O’Brien, Hatherleigh                John & Vera Bray, Okehampton

3rd     Maria Cooper, Okehampton                 Ruby Young, Winkleigh


Thanks to us being able to recruit another part time driver, Michael Scutt, we are now able to offer a few Saturday trips again as well as the regular Tuesday ones. 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.

Tuesday May 2nd                       Dawlish

Tuesday May 9th                       Otter Nurseries, Ottery St Mary

Tuesday May 16th                     Launceston Retail Park & Lifton Farm Shop

Tuesday May 23rd                    Paignton

Tuesday June 6th                     The Box, Plymouth (Museum & Art Gallery – free admission)

Tuesday June 13th                   Buckfast Abbey & Gardens

Saturday June 17th                 Torquay

Tuesday June 27th           Homeleigh Garden Centre, Crediton

Saturday July 1st             Topsham & Darts Farm

Tuesday July 4th              War Horse Valley – afternoon trip £6 admission (open 2pm – 6pm)

Wednesday July 12th             Dartmoor Prison Museum £3.50 admission, followed by lunch in one of the cafes in Princetown of your choosing

Saturday July 15th                  Fermoys Garden Centre, Ipplepen plus Bird of Prey Centre at same location if wanted and if open (due to recent Bird Flu restrictions) £3.50 admission

Tuesday July 18th                     Tavistock

Tuesday July 25th                    Atlantic Village

Saturday July 29th                 St Johns Garden Centre, Barnstaple            

Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who supported our event, it was lovely to see so many people, it was standing room only at one point!  We raised an amazing amount of £452.88.  Special thanks to my band of helpers who helped keep everyone refreshed and purchasing goods –  Sarah Packer, Liz Westlake, Tom Bowden, Helen Penna, Graham Barrett, Debbie Scott, Vernon & Ann Cook, Jane Taylor and our stallholders Peter Rockett and Sue Leech.

Thank you

We are grateful to the New Inn at Sampford Courtenay who have kindly donated £144 from their fundraising pub quizzes.


We welcome Val Barns (Sticklepath) and Lawrence Harris (Okehampton) to our team.  Unfortunately we have had to say goodbye to some of our volunteers due to their own or partner’s health issues including Ray Evans, Chris Bloor, Richard Sampson and Tim Axten, we thank them for their many years of service.


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

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Office Hours – Monday to Friday 08.30 – 16.00