Sponsorship – Ottery St Mary Table Tennis Club

Sponsorship for extra shirts!

Our Ottery St Mary garden centre has provided sponsorship for additional club shirts for Ottery St Mary Table Tennis Club after the club experienced unexpected growth.

We originally helped the club with new shirts for the existing three teams in 2017 – but after more players signed up, members realised more shirts were needed.

Presenting the extra shirts to the club, Otter Garden Centres Manager John Giblin said how much of a pleasure it was to be able to provide ongoing support to the club in this way. “We’re delighted that so many new players have joined over the past year.”

The club, which has been in existence in the town for around 25 years, now boasts five teams and 20 league players including several younger players. Currently the ‘A’ team is in third place in the Exeter & District League First Division whilst the ‘B’ team is top of the Second Division.

Members meet to practice on Tuesdays at Colin Tooze sports centre with league matches taking place at The Institute. New members are always welcome.

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Brave the Shave Take 2

Brave the Shave for DAAT

For the second year in a row, Richard Vanstone from our Torbay garden centre had his head shaved to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance.

The shave was part of our Torbay garden centre’s fundraising for chosen charity of the year, the much loved air ambulance service.

Event organiser, Julia Stone said: “Richard braved the shave in 2017 for the same cause. He then decided not to have a haircut for a whole year, giving our Branch Manager Emma Devonald a most satisfying task when she agreed to tackle Richard’s hair.

Emma wielded the clippers and customers looked on with great amusement as Richard’s locks fell to the floor.

The event raised over £250 so a big well done to Richard and the team.

Other fundraising activities this year include an entertaining animated reindeer display, which last year raised in excess of £2,600 for DAAT – so please give generously so we can beat that total.

Thank you!

Brave the Shave