“A Devon Mystery Tour” was the title of a fabulous day out on Monday 26 March for 49 guests and carers connected with the South-West based charity Dream-A-Way which provides holidays and outings for people with disabilities throughout Devon and Cornwall.
The morning was spent touring Dartmoor bathed in fantastic sunshine then heading over to Babbacombe for a walk along the Downs prior to a late lunch at Hanbury’s Fish and Chips Restaurant. Dream-A-Way Chairman Jeff Merrett said “This was our first visit to Hanbury’s and we were stunned by the wonderful welcome we received and delicious fish, chips and mushy peas served to all of our clients and carers. David Hanbury very generously provided our lunch completely free of charge. I love fish and chips and I can categorically state that the Hanbury’s experience will take a lot of beating. We will be back! In fact one of the lads on the trip said to me “Thanks Jeff, that’s the best trip I’ve been on for a decade”.”
David Hanbury said “It was an absolute pleasure to provide lunch for the group who were delightful company. I’m so pleased that their day out went well and that the sun shone for them. The work that Jeff and all those involved with the charity do is wonderful and entirely voluntary. The Dream-A-Way organisation provides a much-needed to service to the local community and anyone who thinks they might be able to help the group should get in touch with Jeff via their website at www.dream-a-way.org “
Dream-A-Way has helped many people within the Torbay area and has lots of local links. In fact Edward Thompson, Deputy Head of Combe Pafford School, is about to circumnavigate Dartmoor covering over 100 Tors and 100 miles on foot to raise money for the charity. If you would like to sponsor this epic trip which will take place from 2nd to 11th April please visit www.dream-a-way.org where you can find out more about this event as well as everything you need to know about the charity itself, the President of which is Nigel Mansell CBE.