Age UK Mid Devon to buy the site of The Haven Centre

 

Age UK Mid Devon are delighted to announce that they will be purchasing the site of The Haven Centre, home to their popular activity day centre in Tiverton. This marks the culmination of a year of negotiations with Devon County Council, who have worked hard to ensure that the site is available for continued use by the community. Following the purchase the charity hopes to develop the site, adding a suite of offices and meeting rooms, as well as refurbishing the activity day centre.
Chief Officer Deborah Bridger-Elerick said “We are thrilled to be opening a new chapter in the history of this long-running and well-respected local charity. We have worked closely with Devon County Council in securing the site as a long-term base for our organisation, and are grateful to them for the recognition of the valued services that we provide to older people in Mid Devon.”

Age UK Mid Devon are delighted to announce that they will be purchasing the site of The Haven Centre, home to their popular activity day centre in Tiverton.

 

This marks the culmination of a year of negotiations with Devon County Council, who have worked hard to ensure that the site is available for continued use by the community. Following the purchase the charity hopes to develop the site, adding a suite of offices and meeting rooms, as well as refurbishing the activity day centre.

 

Chief Officer Deborah Bridger-Elerick said “We are thrilled to be opening a new chapter in the history of this long-running and well-respected local charity. We have worked closely with Devon County Council in securing the site as a long-term base for our organisation, and are grateful to them for the recognition of the valued services that we provide to older people in Mid Devon.”

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Brave trio raise over £800 for Age UK Mid Devon

Huge congratulations and thanks to Teresa, Olivia, and Sophie, who between them raised over £800 through their charity skydive. 

Braving the freezing temperatures and climbing to a dizzying 15.000 feet, the intrepid trio leapt out and descended gracefully to earth, safely strapped to their tandem partners. The three smiled throughout and were visibly elated with the experience. 

Sophie, Teresa and Olivia prepare to skydive

Talking about the jump, Teresa said "I really enjoyed the sky dive, so much that I would definitely do it again. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to do one and at the same time raise money for such a great cause."

Our clients at The Haven Centre are very grateful, and we look forward to the exciting events and activities we will be able to put on for them with this money.

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    They think it's all over... if that is what you thought about your footballing days, think again! Age UK Mid Devon has teamed up with Exeter City FC, Magelake Hall, Devon FA and Active Devon to launch Walking Football sessions in Uffculme.

    Sessions are being run on a Thursday at Magelake Hall in Uffculme, from 11.15 - 12.30, and cost just £3 per session. To book a place, call us on 01884 255 369. Give it a go - those dreams of footballing glory never need fade! 

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