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A Bumper Festive Ruby Country Market

Posted by on November 20th 2014 in Fundraising

The traditional style Ruby Country Market offers the best of the West Country. Averaging 200 stalls, it brings together artisans, traders, and growers giving attendees a chance to browse the community’s premium wares from a vast range of local businesses, talent and charities. This is the third Festive Market to be held and as the plans come together, it is promising to be rather special.


The Ruby Country Market was established in 2012 to provide an enticing venue where the local economy could blossom.  A day at the market isn’t just a unique shopping opportunity, but attractions are also a staple...

Apprentice Jennifer joins the Charity

Posted by on November 5th 2014 in General charity

Apprentice Jennifer joins the Charity

Jennifer McMahon (Jen), 28 and mum of one from Paignton, has always worked in administration but was looking for something where she could make a difference whilst learning new things and challenging herself.

Spotting that Devon Air Ambulance Trust was looking for an apprentice receptionist Jen thought that it could be just the role that she was looking for.

Jen said “You spend so much time at work that it’s essential to do something that you enjoy.   I believe the work Devon Air Ambulance does is invaluable. The chance to be a part of the team was very appealing. Being a small...

Totnes shop needs stock for opening

Posted by on November 5th 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, Retail

Totnes shop needs stock for opening

The new Devon Air Ambulance charity shop is getting ready to open on Saturday 15 November but now needs additional stock.  Can you help?

Manager Kirsty Whitaker says “We’re delighted with the shop and it’s great to see it coming together.  However we are now in need of additional stock to make sure the shelves are full in readiness for our opening in two weeks.”

She added “We’re at the shop now from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday until the opening. If you do have items you would like to donate, we’d love to see you.”

Kirsty, and Assistant Manager Sam Reader...

Charity shocked by break in

Posted by on October 29th 2014 in General charity, Retail, Volunteering

Charity shocked by break in

Devon Air Ambulance Charity seeks new donations for burgled shop

Staff at Devon Air Ambulance Trust were left distressed and angry after the charity’s retail shop in Cowick Street, Exeter, was burgled on Monday evening.

Thieves got away with a collection box having caused significant damage to the premises including smashing the shop window.

Martin Bell, Retail Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “I was extremely distressed and angry to receive a telephone call to advise me that our shop in Cowick Street, St Thomas, Exeter was broken into over-night on Monday 27 October.

“Although all that was taken was our collection box,...

Commodore's Charity Evening

Posted by on October 29th 2014 in Fundraising

Commodore's Charity Evening

Totnes Boating Association held their annual Commodore’s Charity Night on 19th September in aid of their chosen charity of the year, Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). The evening took place in the clubhouse on Steamer Quay Road in Totnes, and was a lively occasion with a charity auction as the main event.

Gifts and pledges from the club’s members were auctioned by club member and DAAT paramedic Adrian Parker. Attendees cited Adrian’s enthusiasm in his auctioneer role as the motivation to bid and maximise funds raised. In total, £1620 were raised which was a record for the event.

Commodore Michael...

New shop to open in Totnes

Posted by on October 27th 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, Retail, Volunteering

New shop to open in Totnes

There is much excitement in Fore Street, Totnes, as Devon Air Ambulance Trust prepares to open their 15th shop!

Manager Kirsty Whitaker is busy sorting stock and is very keen to recruit some volunteers to help her!  She says “Devon Air Ambulance is a cause close to all of our hearts as it’s there for everyone.  You never know when you might need it.  So far this year it has been called out 8 times in or around Totnes, and it’s a real privilege to be working for such a worthwhile charity.  As a brand new shop, we’re looking for a...

A Runner's Evening

Posted by on October 9th 2014 in Fundraising

A Runner's Evening

On the evening of 7 October, Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) and Tozers Solicitors LLP got together some of their Great West Run 2014 participants for a meet and greet at DAAT’s Exeter Airbase. Tozers are sponsoring this year’s event and DAAT are the local Charity partner.  Tozers runners are also supporting DAAT as part of larger fundraising efforts as their Charity of the Year.

DAAT organised the evening to give the runners an opportunity to learn more about the service they are supporting and to meet their fellow teammates before race day.

Nigel Hare, Operations Director at Devon Air...

Successful day for Dragons on the Exe

Posted by on October 7th 2014 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity, Volunteering

Successful day for Dragons on the Exe

Devon Air Ambulance Trust was delighted to host their first Dragon Boat Festival on the River Exe on Saturday 27 September with 9 teams competing to be become top dragon!

Businesses/teams taking part were Alcoa, Crisp Professional Development, Francis Clark, The Old Guys, RD&E Hospital (Wonford, Exeter) and South West Highways.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We would like to thank all of the teams who took part, and who raised sponsorship for the Charity.  Our staff, volunteers and aircrew also got involved and in fact our two boats were up against each other in one of...

Pots Rodeo is Back Again!

Posted by on October 2nd 2014 in Events, Fundraising

Pots Rodeo is Back Again!

The always lively Pots Rodeo is back for another year hosted by Exeter University Canoe Club (EUCC) in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust. This white-water paddling competition will be held on 25th October at The Mill on the Exe.

The competition consists of two phases: The Rodeo, where paddlers have the opportunity to showcase their paddling skills and prowess, performing tricks on a standing wave, and the Boater-Exe, which is a head to head race through features, with the aim to be the first to cross the finish. Various rounds will be held to suit ability, and then a final...

Grand Summer Draw Results

Posted by on September 24th 2014 in Fundraising

Draw Ticket

Thank you to everyone who bought our Summer Draw tickets this year. The draw took place on Sunday 21st September at our Sea Swim event at Broadsands, Paignton.

The 3 lucky winners were:
1st prize of a Mazda 2 thanks to Vospers Mazda was won by Mrs Criddle of Brixham
2nd prize of a weekend break thanks to Bovey Castle was won by Mr Luscombe of Bere Alson
3rd prize of £100 goes to Mrs Taylor of Tedburn St Mary 

Thank you to Vospers Mazda and Bovey Castle for supporting us and to everyone who bought, and sold, tickets.  Your support is...

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