Newsletter 82

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.

April                                                              May                                           

1st       George Gardner, Sticklepath               Margaret Joslin, Okehampton

2nd      Brian Richardson, Hatherleigh             G & L Westcott, Okehampton

3rd      Wendy Slade, Monkokehampton         Anita Hardwick, Okehampton


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 1st August                     Exeter City Centre (drop off near Library)

Tuesday 8th August                    Ilfracombe

Tuesday 15th August                   Bude & Homeleigh Garden Centre, Bude

Tuesday 22nd August                  Trago Mills, Newton Abbot

Tuesday 29th August                  Bernaville Nurseries, Crediton

Tuesday 5th September             Seaton (Tramway tickets will need to be booked individually on the day or in advance if required

Tuesday 12th September            Widecombe Fair (Tickets on the day £10 per Adult, cash will be needed or you can book online in advance

Saturday 16th September          Looe (with a coffee stop on route)

Tuesday 19th September            Beer

Saturday 23rd September          Eden Project (Entry is £33 for adults – If we can get a group of 15 then we can book online at 40% discount, i.e.. £18 for a Senior (60+)  £20 Adult, so payment will be required in advance to allow this to be enabled)

Tuesday 26th September           Padstow

Thank you

We are grateful to the Okehampton Lodge of Obedience for their kind donation of £300.  Sue was invited along to an open day to hear about their work and accept the cheque.

Sue accepting a cheque in the Okehampton Mason Lodge
Certificate of £15,000 donation from Okehampton Masons

We are also grateful for the grant received from the Masonic Charitable Foundation and Devonshire Freemasons which is for £5000 per year for 3 years, a great boost to our services.  3 representatives visited the office to hand over the Certificate and took the opportunity to find out more about our services.

We would like to thank Lynn Lane and the Forget-me-not Café.  This organisation was disbanded recently and they generously decided to donate the funds they had remaining in their account amounting to £500, to our charity as many of our clients had used their services too.


We welcome Penny Meadows (Okehampton) to our team.  Unfortunately we have had to say goodbye to Jenny Norman, we thank her for her many years of service.

Volunteers Week

As part of Volunteers Week we held two afternoon teas at The Old School Tearoom at Belstone to enable as many as possible to attend, for our wonderful drivers as a small appreciation of our thanks.  Thanks to Marion for the wonderful cakes and scones as always.


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 two walkers.


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