Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

Lord Lieutenant of Devon visits Exmoor Centre

Calvert Trust Exmoor were delighted to host a visit from the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon, and his wife Catriona, this morning (31st May 2017). 


Pictured (L to R) are; Lady Acland (President of The Calvert Trust), Lady Arran (Trustee), David Fursdon (Lord Lieutenant of Devon), Heidi Watson (Calvert Trust Exmoor CEO), Jim French (Trustee), Tom Bigge (Chair of Trustees), Catriona Fursdon and Sue May (Trustee).


The Lord Lieutenant is the Queen's representative in Devon, responsible for linking the Monarchy to the county, celebrating the achievements of the people of Devon and their service to others, and helping to promote Devon communities, culture, services, heritage, business and charitable success.


Mr Fursdon had a full tour of Calvert Trust Exmoor's facilities, meeting guests and watching them take part in adventurous activities, and meeting staff and volunteers.


Mr Fursdon exploring the stables and indoor riding arena


Mr Fursdon said there had been two reasons for the trip today: “Firstly to understand more about North Devon and the life up here, as part of my responsibility for all the people in Devon,” he said. “Secondly, I wanted to engage with volunteers and to thank the people that make communities work. It’s absolutely fantastic; the work done by the people I have met is quite phenomenal.”


Heidi Watson, CEO of Calvert Trust Exmoor added "We are absolutely delighted to have David and Catriona here with us today, it's been great to be able to introduce them to some of our amazing volunteers and explain the impact of the work we do here at Calvert Trust Exmoor. We would like to thank The Lord Lieutenant for taking the time to visit us."


The Lord Lieutenant watching guests in action on the Challenge Course


After their visit Mrs Fursdon, who is @Fursdondevon on twitter, tweeted that the visit had been "an inspirational morning". You can keep up to speed with the activities of The Lord Lieutenant via his twitter feed ((@LLofDevon), and of course you can also keep in touch with Calvert Trust Exmoor via our twitter page (@CalvertExmoor) too.

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