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Celebrating retail excellence in our shops

Posted by on January 22nd 2015 in Fundraising, Retail, Volunteering

Celebrating retail excellence in our shops

Devon Air Ambulance Trust recently held its second annual internal Retail Awards, which celebrated retail excellence within the Charity.

Devon Air Ambulance Trust currently has 14 shops across the county, and is proud that all items sold have been wholly donated by the community which it serves.

Martin Bell, Retail Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “Our annual awards are a way of promoting the fantastic work our retail team do day in, day out; from managers, assistant managers, support staff and volunteers, every team member plays an essential part in helping to raise funds needed to keep Devon’s two Air...

Dartmouth Golf Club Ladies Team Raise Great Amount for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on January 21st 2015 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Dartmouth Golf Club Ladies Team Raise Great Amount for Devon Air Ambulance

The Dartmouth Golf Club Ladies Team raised £2574 for Devon Air Ambulance Trust as their chosen Charity for 2014. The year was filled with drive-ins, dinners and of course a ‘pig race’. The pig race consisted of setting off toy pigs with different batteries, with one coming out the victor.

Sylvia Shalders, captain of the Ladies Team, says, “Thank you to all of our members for supporting the Charity I chose for this year. We support Devon Air Ambulance Trust because as golfers, we can be very vulnerable and it is a comfort to know the service is available to...

TrekFest

Posted by on January 16th 2015 in Fundraising

TrekFest

Fancy doing a Trek for DAAT? TrekFest is offering brilliant challenges for 2015!

Brecon Beacons National Park on 6th & 7th June

Peak District National Park 5th & 6th September

 

Links are below to sign up, as well as brochures about each adventure:

 

Beacons
13 miles

29 miles

54 miles
 

Peaks

13 miles

27 miles

54 miles

 

Please click here for Beacons brochure.

Please click here for Peaks brochure.

Please click here for images.

 

 

World Record Attempt Skydive

Posted by on January 12th 2015 in Events, Fundraising

Want to be a part of a World Record attempt Skydive? You have until 1st February to claim one of our last Charity spots! Contact Skydive UK for more details. 

Color Me Rad 5k to shower Devon with multi coloured fun

Posted by on January 9th 2015 in Events, Fundraising, Volunteering

Color Me Rad 5k to shower Devon with multi coloured fun

Are you looking for a quirky, fun, bright and colourful event to do with friends and family this Summer?  We’ve got just the thing for you, plus you can help keep your Air Ambulances flying at the same time!

If you aren’t adverse to being sprayed with multi coloured corn flour whilst walking, dancing, skipping or running with like-minded people why not sign up for the first ever Devon Color Me Rad 5k on Sunday 21 June at Westpoint Arena?

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We are delighted to be the chosen charity for the...

What a busy Christmas

Posted by on January 2nd 2015 in Operational

What a busy Christmas

It's been another busy Christmas period (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) for your Devon Air Ambulances…..


• 10 jobs
• 1 job stood down
• 2 patients treated on scene
• 7 patients conveyed
• 6 medical related ie heart/cardiac/fits
• 1 trauma related – fall
• One trip to Bristol Children’s Hospital (on Christmas Eve) with poorly baby girl
• We airlifted five male patients including one elderly
• We airlifted two female patients; one baby and one elderly

Thanks to Sam Whitfield for this great photo, which he took at Marjons, Plymouth. 

Devon Air Ambulance Trust celebrates 2014 - letter to editors

Posted by on December 29th 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion, Operational, Patients

Devon Air Ambulance Trust celebrates 2014 - letter to editors

At the end of every year, when we step back and look at what we have achieved I am always astounded at the amazing things that the community and businesses alike do in order to ensure their Air Ambulances have enough funding to keep flying. Thank you so much for your continued support.

This year has been yet another extraordinary one not only from a fundraising perspective but also in relation to operational developments.

We became truly independent in 2014.  The Charity through, its Trading Company, already owns both of our EC135 helicopters but in the past always relied on an external...

ABode gives Christmas Cheer to Air Ambulance Crew

Posted by on December 23rd 2014 in business on board, General charity, Operational

ABode gives Christmas Cheer to Air Ambulance Crew

There are many people who work over the Christmas and New Year period, due to the nature of their job.  Devon Air Ambulance crews, along with all other ambulance and emergency services are no different.

Heléna Holt, Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “I would like to thank Matt Collins and Michael Caines of ABode who have gone that extra mile and are cooking and delivering our Exeter on duty crew with a special festive lunch on Christmas Day. This is an amazing and generous thing to do and really does encompass the true spirit of Christmas, where we...

New Finance Director at Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on December 19th 2014 in business on board, General charity

New Finance Director at Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) has appointed Chartered Accountant Dave Hawes as its new Finance Director, replacing Steve Tupper who is retiring after 12 years in the role.

Thirty-three year old Dave has previously worked in Sydney for top 10 accountancy practice BDO after qualifying in London with H W Fisher and for the past 5 years has been working in Exeter for Capita Asset Services.

Heléna Holt, DAAT Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to welcome Dave to the Charity. He brings a wealth of experience with him having worked at a high level in several distinguished firms.

“Steve will be a...

Our Lottery goes from strength to strength

Posted by on December 18th 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, Lottery

Our Lottery goes from strength to strength

It’s been quite a year for Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s in house Lottery, who have celebrated 30,000 playing members.

The charity funded service started its own in house lottery in September 2001 and since then it has gone from strength to strength.

The amount raised by DAAT Lottery members effectively this year will pay for 330 life-saving missions.  A huge achievement.

In 2013 sales of the Lottery equated to £1.35 million with over £900,000 donated back to the Trust (272 missions) after the deduction of the prize fund and minimal administration charges.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “Our first...

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