2 silvers for Calvert Trust Exmoor at Visit Devon Tourism Awards
It’s 2 silvers for Calvert Trust Exmoor at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2019
The centre is celebrating after winning twice at the Visit Devon Tourism awards on 28th November. We were awarded silver in both the Active and Sporting Experience of the Year category and the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award category.
Calvert Trust Exmoor are thrilled to be recognised by the judging panel as key members of the Devon tourism trade. “It’s a big step for accessible tourism when a small centre and charity such as ourselves can win awards like these,” says Mike Gray, CEO of the Trust.
“To be considered one of the leading holiday destinations in Devon, alongside some of the biggest names and attractions in the county, is personally very moving and a positive for disability holidays.”
“We would like to say thank you to Visit Devon for recognising that people with disabilities can and should visit Devon as a holiday destination. Also thank you to all our guests for your continued support, you make what we do so worthwhile,” Mike adds.
“There are so many sporting and activity-based locations around Devon that could have been finalists, so we were very pleased to be finalists,” says Hannah Furber, Sales and Marketing manager.
“But unlike other places, we are also a charity who rely on donations to function. The money we receive goes towards bursary funding for guests and helps us maintain our facilities. If anyone would like to kindly donate to the charity, please call 01598 763221.”
We welcome thousands of disabled guests every year from all over the country. Those with behavioural, learning, sensory and physical disabilities, alongside their families, friends and carers, enjoy time at our fully accessible centre doing a range of exciting outdoor activities. We also runs school residentials for disabled students and their teachers.
Guests enjoy accessible canoeing, bike riding, horse riding, zip-wiring, abseiling, climbing and much more. Their stay includes accommodation, dining and evening entertainment whilst bringing about personal achievements, increasing confidence and growing friendships.
All of this adds up to make us one of the top places for disabled people to visit in Devon and the South West of England. Why not discover the Calvert Experience yourself by booking a break?