Devon Vintage Car Club Charities of the Year 2023.
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 two nominated charities that the Devon Vintage Car Club will be supporting during 2023.
We look forward to seeing you at our club events during 2023, and don’t forget to bring your loose change with you!
SOUTH BRENT AND DISTRICT CARING
South Brent & District Caring
The charity supports the ages between 17 and 100 although the average age is 78, supporting the area in the following services.
Befriending , DIY, Light gardening, Help with form filling and applications, Prescription collection, Carer respite, Shopping, Transport, Digital support, Signposting, advice and information, Groups:- Coffee mornings and lunch club, Friends day Wednesday, Compassionate cafe, Bespoke Support and Events & initatives.
During last year
We ran 21 coffee mornings, 13 Foot care clinics, 22 Lunch Clubs, 43 Friends Day Wednesday Sessions (incorporating the Memory café), we rang many clients to remind them of groups coming up and also provided transport to those groups and activities to those who need it.
We supported 19 clients with befriending delivering over 500 befriending visits or calls, offering hours of support in the last year, and providing local connection for people who struggle to get out and about or who are isolated. Included in this is carer respite where we sit with the person needing support or supervision so their carer, can get out of the house.
Transport - an absolutely key service. In this period we have taken 62 individual clients on 257 trips to essential health appointments or for treatment at local hospitals and health centres. A few of these are also what we call social journeys like hospital visiting or engaging with relatives or friends locally. All helping to reduce isolation.
Moorvision provides information, advice, support, advocacy and activities for the families of children, young people and parent/carers with vision impairment (including those with other additional needs) across the whole of Devon and Cornwall.
Vision impairment is one of the least common disabilities of childhood and it can be hard for these children and families to meet others in the same position.
Moorvision runs activities, residential trips, parent/carer training and other child and family support sessions. We provide advice on all aspects helping our members with vision impairment achieve their full potential.