One community that has already benefited from T100’s support is Weare Gifford. As part of T100’s ‘Seed Funding Project’, which made £500 available for each village and £1,000 for Great Torrington, Weare Gifford asked for some support for their table tennis club. They have now set themselves up with two tables and plenty of bats and balls and host the club on Thursday evenings. They adhere to strict Covid guidelines to keep people safe so if you’d like to book a session once the current restrictions lift contact Kev Richards via email

Community Developer Martin commented: “I love to see successful projects like this. We have awarded all the funds now and I’m here to help people realise their plans if they need a hand. My current personal passion is the ‘Friendly Bench’ initiative so do contact me if you’d like to know more!”

Martin was appointed in November and joins us from TorrAGE where he has been spending time as a Support Worker, he is a trained Dementia Friend and is involved with the Memory Cafes in the Torridge area. In addition he is a Community Mediator with North Devon Community Mediation. Martin is a keen supporter of community led health and wellbeing activities and whether you are a community group or individual he is looking forward to connecting with you.

Contact Martin on 07939 154436