Devon Vintage Car Club Charities of the Year 2022.
As part of our club activities running events for the enjoyment of our own members and our visitors we also undertake fund raising for our yearly nominated charities.
Since 1986 we have been able to present cheque donations to many local good causes as well as filling many collecting tins!
Below you will find details of the three nominated charities that the Devon Vintage Car Club will be supporting during 2022.
We look forward to seeing you at our club events during 2022, and don’t forget to bring your loose change with you!
Childrens Hospice South West
Children`s Hospice South West provides care for children who have life limiting conditions and are not expected to live into adulthood. It also supports their whole family.
It has three hospices in the South West that support and care for children and their families from the point of diagnosis through to bereavement and beyond.
They offer families an opportunity for respite and relaxation, laughter and friendship. Also places where they can begin to forget their worries for a while, be a family again and receive the very best of care for their child.
Freedomwheels is a registered charity run by volunteers and have been providing specialist transport for elderly and disabled people in Devon since 1981.
They operate a fleet of specialist accessible vehicles which can accommodate all types of wheelchairs and walkers.
For their passengers, and their carers, transport is the key to freedom and autonomy, with the added assurance of the safety and security of a door to door service provided by the Freedomwheels team of vetted drivers.
Mare and Foal Sanctuary
The Mare and Foal Sanctuary rescues horses and ponies that have been abandoned, neglected or badly treated. It ensures that horses and ponies have a sanctuary for life and offers loving care and support. Most horses and ponies are given care for life through its network of carers. Those horses and ponies with more complex needs are cared for at its Devon-based sanctuaries.
Over 600 horses and ponies are currently under the care of the Sanctuary. The charity works for all horses and ponies but has particular experience in managing and training feral or unhandled horses and ponies and caring for mares in foal and orphaned or abandoned foals.
The charity provides human-equine interaction through Equine Assisted Learning to enable people to connect with horses and ponies. The sanctuary also gives non-judgemental advice and no-shame support to any horse or pony carer.
The charity’s work is focused in the South West but as part of the National Equine Welfare Council collaborates locally and nationally with the RSPCA and other equine welfare charities.