Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure



Eaton Aerospace Volunteers at Exmoor

A group of fantastic volunteers from Eaton Aerospace in South Molton have been working on site at Exmoor today, helping to clear overgrown paths and keep the undergrowth under control.

 

 

The link between Calvert Trust Exmoor and Eaton Aerospace has been forged thanks to Ian Pincombe, (pictured far left in the photo above), who not only works for Eaton Aerospace but has also been a guest at Calvert Trust Exmoor with his family, as part of North Devon Downs Syndrome Group. 

 

 

Ian takes up the story; "it was amazing, a fantastic experience for the whole family, and I wanted to put something back and support this fantastic organisation."  Ian is part of the Eaton South Molton Charity and Community Committee; he suggested to the committee that they support Calvert Trust Exmoor, as a great local charity.

 

 

The committee and the management team at Eaton were both keen to support Calvert Trust Exmoor, and the idea of a volunteer working party was suggested as a way to help.

 

 

Whilst clearing footpaths the team discovered something of the history of the site; a bottle from Hancock's Cider brewery of Wiveliscombe (which sadly closed in the 1960's), stamped with the date 1916.

 

 

The team immediately began speculating about who might have left the bottle behind, and decided that it might have been a farm hand sitting and contemplating life before going off to enlist, as the date of the bottle puts it in the middle of world War One.

 

 

This is the first time Eaton have been involved with Calvert Trust Exmoor; the team enjoyed themselves so much they are already talking about volunteering with the centre becoming a regular event on the Eaton calendar. We look forward to welcoming them back soon!


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