Posted by Eve Dibartolo on January 27th 2015 in business on board, Fundraising
The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Perrigo Company plc, has donated £18,000 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust as their chosen Charity. As one of the leading global healthcare suppliers, Perrigo vote for a different charity every year to receive the foundation’s generous donation.
This year, Devon Air Ambulance Trust received the winning vote from approximately 500 Braunton Perrigo Employees. Karen Spurling, Director of Human Resources, says, “The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation is a private, non-profit organization wholly funded by Perrigo Company plc. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to non-profit organizations that enhance the...
Posted by Sarah Burden on January 22nd 2015 in Fundraising, Retail, Volunteering
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...
Posted by Eve Dibartolo on January 21st 2015 in Charity of the year, Fundraising
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...
Posted by Eve Dibartolo on January 16th 2015 in Fundraising
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:
Please click here for Beacons brochure.
Please click here for Peaks brochure.
Please click here for images.
Posted by Eve Dibartolo 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.
Posted by Sarah Burden on January 9th 2015 in Events, Fundraising, Volunteering
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...
Posted by Sarah Burden on January 2nd 2015 in Operational
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.
Posted by Heléna Holt on December 29th 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion, Operational, Patients
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...
Posted by Sarah Burden on December 23rd 2014 in business on board, General charity, Operational
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...
Posted by Sarah Burden on December 19th 2014 in business on board, General charity
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...
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