Exmouth Gateway club’s state-of-the-art minibus cash boost

PUBLISHED: 15:39 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:39 16 January 2018

Devon county councillors Christine Channon, Jeff Trail and Richard Scott donated £1500 from the locality budget to Exmouth Gateway to help fund the charity’s first multi-adaptable minibus.

Devon county councillors Christine Channon, Jeff Trail and Richard Scott donated £1500 from the locality budget to Exmouth Gateway to help fund the charity’s first multi-adaptable minibus.

Archant

“With a very kind donation like this, it will help us to get our minibus sooner, which will not only help out the members of Exmouth Gateway and their football team, Exmouth Tigers, but also other charities around Exmouth.” - Exmouth Gateway Club

A club for disabled adults is celebrating receiving a cash boost to help pay for a specialist minibus for its members.

Devon county councillors Christine Channon, Jeff Trail and Richard Scott donated £1500 from the locality budget to Exmouth Gateway to help fund the charity’s first multi-adaptable minibus.

Emma Baldwin, of Exmouth Gateway, said: “With a very kind donation like this, it will help us to get our minibus sooner, which will not only help out the members of Exmouth Gateway and their football team, Exmouth Tigers, but also other charities around Exmouth.”

The charity, founded in 1989, is entirely self-funded and one of the largest clubs in the South West for learning-disabled adults: it has more than 120 members.

The group aims to help its members develop social and independence skills and make new friends in safe surroundings.

Exmouth Gateway meets every Monday (including most Bank Holidays) at Exmouth Rugby Club. Doors open at 6:30pm with activities from 7pm to 9pm. See www.exmouthgateway.co.uk

Other News Stories

This year’s scarecrow festival in East Budleigh provided reminders of the village’s link to Sir Walter Raleigh who died 400 years ago.

Read more

A town centre hair salon in Budleigh Salterton looks set to be converted into a two-bedroom flat after plans were approved.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Exmouth’s annual celebration of diversity has added a new event for this year’s festivities.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Your photos from East Devon sent in over the week via our image sharing website - iwitness24.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A former Exmouth mayor has described the ‘emotional’ and ‘amazing’ moment she recently met her long, lost brother for the first time.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

Big crowds are expected to descend on The Strand, Exmouth, on Saturday, June 30, as the town remembers those who have fought for our country.

Read more
Fri, 17:00

More than 200 people attended an annual garden fete hosted by an Otterton care home.

Read more
Fri, 12:00

Exmouth in Bloom’s latest flower-filled boat has been named after one of the town’s former mayors.

Read more
Fri, 08:00

An annual charity strongman competition has raised vital funds for a charity that supports those with disabilities or life-affecting conditions.

Read more
Thu, 16:16

An application to build 350 new homes on the edge of Exmouth looks set for approval.

Read more

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications