Go North Devon: Ring & Ride Service

GO NORTH DEVON runs a Ring & Ride service for people with mobility problems, disabilities or those who are isolated in the community without transport.

The minibus has a tail lift and is wheelchair accessible.
It offers a weekly door to door service from your home to Barnstaple Town Centre or one of the Barnstaple supermarkets every Monday for £6.20 return.

They also run:

  • Out & About Trips
  • Shopmobility Service
  • Cancer Care Car to get you to your Cancer related hospital appointments

Call 01271 328866 or go to www.gonorthdevon.co.uk for more details and book your seat.

Or visit:
The Shopmobility Centre
Albert Lane
EX32 8RL


Go North Devon relies on the generosity of those who value our services either as users, friends and relatives of users or those who just know and value all we do to help those who are disabled, isolated and lonely to have opportunities to have a better quality of life.
Please click here should you wish to donate.


Volunteering with Go North Devon is not just driving… although they do need volunteers with D1 on their licence to drive our minibus. There are many skills, which are needed including passenger/wheelchair escorts, sighted guides and friends to join our Friends of Go North Devon Fundraising Group, Shopmobility receptionists and management board members.
Please click here should you wish to find out about how to volunteer.

For much more about Go North Devon visit their website: www.gonorthdevon.co.uk

Download Ring and Ride Poster Here



The red box project provides free period products to young people in need in schools. This is a community enabled project so we need everyone to get involved


It can be hard to believe that in this day and age people cannot afford period products. But this is true, and it is happening every day. Research by Plan International UK found that:

  • 137,700 girls in the UK have missed school because of period poverty
  • 1 in 10 girls have been UNABLE TO AFFORD sanitary wear
  • 1 in 7 girls have struggled to afford sanitary wear
  • If you had to choose between buying sanitary wear or eating

Which would you choose? And how about this….

  • 48% of girls in the UK are embarrassed by their periods Only 1 in 5 girls feel comfortable discussing it with their teacher
  • 71% of girls admitted they have felt embarassed buying sanitary products
  • 49% of girls have missed an entire day of school because of their period
  • of which 59% have made up an excuse instead.

Whether it’s period poverty, not being able to ask at home, or just being caught short, we want to have their backs and let them keep their dignity


  • Donate period products
  • Set up a donation point (at home/business/centre)
  • Donate funds to our cause
  • Volunteer as a local Red Box ambassador (set up donation points/spread awareness/deliver/help collect boxes)
  • Set up an event to raise money & awareness
  • Run a stall for us
  • Help with packing up boxes


Visit our Facebook Page: facebook.com/redboxprojectnorthdevon
Email us at: redboxprojectnorthdevon@gmail.com
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Steve’s Croyde to Kirkwall Cycle Ride

Steve Griggs is cycling 1,000 miles (ish!) for: PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide because Suicide is the leading cause of death for u35s.

I believe this is relevant for young people and families who live in the parish and elsewhere. In two weeks today Wed 26th July I shall be cycling from Croyde to Kirkwall in Orkney. I am trying to raise funds and awareness for the Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide charity. Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in the United Kingdom.

For further information please see my Just Giving Page

We exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behavior.


JustGiving is the world’s most trusted platform for online giving. Our mission is to ensure no great cause goes unfunded. We are enormously proud to have helped people in 164 countries raise over $4.5 billion for good causes since we were founded in 2001.

Meet The Royal Marines in Braunton and Croyde

On the 24th April a team of Royal Marines commenced running 16.64 miles every day for in 100 days.

On the 21st May they will be supported by Royal Marines from Commando Logs Regiment leaving RMB Chivenor at 10:00 and passing through Braunton at 10:15 and Croyde at 11:00 carrying on route to Ilfracombe.

WHY?? The fallout from recent and past conflicts has left a growing need to support those Royal Marines who have had life changing injuries both physical and mental and the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

To donate to their efforts, please visit the challenge JustGiving Page here: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/RMGlobalChallenge

For more information go here

Or Email: enquiries@theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk
Reg Charity No: 1134205