Colyton Caterpillars win bug-busting award

PUBLISHED: 11:58 26 September 2011

Officials pictured with the Colyton Caterpillars at their award ceremony are: back row (left to right)  Elaine Cooke (CCD), Neil Parish MP,  Lucy O’Loughlin (NHS Devon) and Heather Stallard (CCD).  Centre holding trophy is Kate Clode, manager of Colyton Caterpillars Childcare.

Officials pictured with the Colyton Caterpillars at their award ceremony are: back row (left to right) Elaine Cooke (CCD), Neil Parish MP, Lucy O’Loughlin (NHS Devon) and Heather Stallard (CCD). Centre holding trophy is Kate Clode, manager of Colyton Caterpillars Childcare.

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Childcare group is named Devon’s healthy community of the year

BUG-BUSTING Colyton Caterpillars have been crowned Devon’s healthy community of the year.

The childcare initiative puts wellbeing top of its agenda, with children, parents and carers learning about healthy eating and exercise from the moment they start using the services.

The not-for-profit charity, helps its youngsters keep fit by teaching them yoga, how to grow food and participate in walking buses.

Now its work has been recognised with a special award from the Community Council for Devon.

Elaine Cook, said: “This group offers an exceptional facility in a rural area which delivers so much more than just childcare. The work they do in promoting healthy lifestyles is truly inspirational.”

The healthy community of the year accolade is one of just three awards given by council, as part of its annual search to find the Devon Community of the Year.

Launched in April, the competition aims to find Devon groups, towns, villages, or societies that have worked to improve their physical or social environments.

As well as the title the Colyton Caterpillars will receive a £250 prize.


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