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Minister for Disabled People Mark Harper Visits Exmoor

Calvert Trust Exmoor has today hosted a visit from Mark Harper MP, Minister for Disabled People, and Peter Heaton-Jones, the Conservative Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for North Devon.

Tony Potter, CEO of Calvert Trust Exmoor, led the Minister on a tour of the Centre accompanied by Dr Tom Bigge, Chair of Trustees for Calvert Trust Exmoor, and Lady Acland, President of The Calvert Trust.  During the tour the Minister met staff and guests, explored the fully accessible facilities, and learnt more about how Calvert Trust Exmoor adapts and develops equipment to enable people with all types of disabilities to take part in a wide range of adventurous activities.


Mark Harper, Minister for Disabled People said; “This is a really good example of a national level attraction; a wonderful organisation focused on what you can do, giving people with disabilities opportunities to succeed in life.”


During the visit the Minister met 10 year old Daisy Gregory, a regular visitor the Calvert Trust Exmoor, who is a future Paralympic hopeful in the Dressage. Daisy gave a demonstration of the Giant Swing (with the help of Calvert Trust Exmoor’s activities team), and then showed the Minister photos of other activities she is involved in, both at Calvert Trust Exmoor and with Bude Surf Life Saving Club.

 Daisy Demonstrating the Giant Swing



Tony Potter, CEO at Calvert Trust Exmoor; “We were delighted to welcome the Minister here today and give him an overview of our activities and aims. He seemed very impressed with the Centre and engaged with all of our staff and guests. All in all it was a very positive visit. ”


Photography by Rob Lott of Calvert Trust Exmoor and @RobLottPhoto

Images © Calvert Trust Exmoor

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