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Advice West Devon Advice West Devon is a group of local charities and organisations offering free advice and information to local people. We aim to improve access to services, empower people to solve their problems, and secure essential support for the future of local advice agencies. We use the evidence we gather to campaign for improvements to the policies that affect people's lives.
admin@advicewestdevon.org.uk
www.advicewestdevon.org.uk
Tel: 01837 54840
Age Concern Okehampton and Torridge Age Concern Okehampton & Torridge (ACOT) is an autonomous, unincorporated, UK registered charity. We work closely with Age Concern: Barnstaple, South Molton, Crediton and Exmouth. We engage with all 50ís, helping them to enhance the future of their lives by linking them with available help.
acotservices@btinternet.com
www.acot.org.uk
Tel: 01837 55838
AIR - Additional needs Information Resource Facebook Community Group

We are a new Facebook community, set up for parents, grandparents and carers of children with additional needs, with or without a diagnosis in the Cornwall and Devon area.

We aim to provide a single place where you can get support, information, strategies and advice on benefits and grants.
You can advertise local groups, arrange coffee mornings and contribute ideas to help our community thrive.

www.facebook.com/groups/aircad
Art Okehampton Festival Group The Art Okehampton Festival Group was set up in 2013 to manage and produce the Art Okehampton 13 Festival. The festival was held in four venues in the town; Charter Hall, Ockment Centre Hall, the John Young Gallery at the Museum, and the new Pavilion in Simmons Park. Over 40 artists, of all abilities, exhibited their works during the festival. This will become a regular event in the Town calendar. The next Festival will be held in the Autumn of 2014.
paul.vachon@mac.com
www.okehamptoncommunityart.org.uk
Tel: 07990653728
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Okehampton FRG This is a small group consisting of family & dedicated helpers who fund raise to help beat blood cancers.We hold book sales, coffee mornings & attend community tabletop sales.
marytomes@live.co.uk
beatingbloodcancers.org.uk
Tel: 01837871541
North Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team The North Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team (NDSRT) is based in Okehampton. As a Mountain Rescue team it provides a search and rescue service for missing and injured persons on Dartmoor as well as the surrounding rural areas. Currently there are about 40 members in the team. All are volunteers who give their time 24/7 to help those in distress. The NDSRT is a charity and relies on public donation to operate.
www.ndsart.org.uk
Ocmundtune Creative Arts We are a community organisation organising art and music events in Okehampton. Our long term vision is for a dedicated Arts Centre in the town. We are keen to hear from you if you share our enthusiasm and have an interest in the creative arts.
tallulahmahoolah@btinternet.com
http://www.ocmundtunearts.com
Tel: 01837 52593
Okehampton Fairtrade Group Okehampton has been a Fairtrade Town for five years now, the Fairtrade Group worked to gather the evidence to achieve this and now continues to promote Fairtrade in the town so that the status can be maintained. We are a small steering group with supporters who help with promotional events eg serving Fairtrade Hot Chocolate at Edwardian Evening or organising a stand at the Okehampton Show. Annually we organise and support special events for Fairtrade Fortnight in the Spring eg Fair and Local Coffee Mornings and Schools' Fairtrade conferences.
higbee@waitrose.com
Tel: 01837 861194
Okehampton United Charity Okehampton United Charity makes grants to organisations providing charitable benefits to the residents of Okehampton and its four Hamlets. This can include Community Facilities, Community Support, Sport and Recreation and Education. The Charity will consider applications for capital or running costs.
clerk@okehamptoncharities.org.uk
www.okehamptoncharities.org.uk
Tel: 01837 55179
Okehampton WI We meet in the Church Hall on the first Friday of the month
Jan and Feb 2.30pm Mar to Dec 7.30pm
We have fun speakers and go on trips and and though they say we are Jam and Jerusalem, you don't have to make jam unless you want to!!
spookywitchy@sky.com
Tel: Emily Rees 0183754895
Okement Rivers Improvement Group We are a group of volunteers who meet on the last Saturday of the month to manage the river banks, clear litter and coppice. We maintain public areas by the rivers, tidy footpaths and monitor river quality.
We meet on the last Saturday of the month by the recycling bins in Waitrose car park at 10 am and finish at 12 noon.
christine.marsh123@btinternet.com
Tel: 07881 802055
Plough and Share Credit Union A financial co-operative providing loans and a facility for savings for those who live or work in Devon.
info@ploughandshare.co.uk
www.ploughandshare.co.uk
Tel: 01837658123
Simmons Homes Charity Simmons Homes Charity manages thirteen Almshouses in Okehampton.The Almshouses are available to let to residents of Okehampton or its Hamlets who are in need.
clerk@okehamptoncharities.org.uk
Tel: 01837 55179
The Charities of Holditch and Others The Charities of Holditch and Others are a small grant giving charity which focuses on awarding grants annually to residents of Okehampton and its Hamlets who are over 60 and in receipt of pension credit. Students who are undertaking an apprenticeship and local groups who benefit from one off grants.
clerk@okehamptoncharities.org.uk
Tel: 01837 55179
West Devon Community and Voluntary Services We support local community and voluntary organisations and individuals wanting to volunteer.

We provide advice, offer businesses planning and funding searches for voluntary and community groups, training courses and have equipment available to lend. We support groups by helping them have a voice at a local and county level and act as the hub for networking voluntary and community organisations.


info@westdevoncvs.org.uk
Tel: 01837 53392
Wren Music Wren Music registered charity based in Okehampton, works with as many people as possible from all walks of life and especially those excluded from mainstream society, to make music with voice and instruments, using traditional and folk music to inspire creativity, to promote inclusion and to celebrate identity and diversity.
angela@wrenmusic.co.uk
www.wrenmusic.co.uk
Tel: 0183753754

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