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Row Oar Swim: A Challenge Across the Channel

Posted by on May 1st 2015 in Fundraising

Row Oar Swim: A Challenge Across the Channel

Will Rose and six friends will be taking on an exhilarating challenge all to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). The team of seven will take up rowing for the first time, as they pilot a Cornish Gig across the channel from Ramsgate to Nieuwpoort, Belgium. The distance totals 50 miles; a daunting task for a group who have never rowed a boat before.

The row will commence the first week in October of this year, date dependant on the weather and tide. The idea came about when Will and teammate Rich had to abandon a game of golf...

A Reason to Celebrate

Posted by on May 1st 2015 in Fundraising

A Reason to Celebrate

Ian Brown and sister-in-law Shirley Couch have reason to celebrate following their joint birthday party, in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust.  His 70th and her 60th respectively, saw over £1200 raised for the local Charity at the celebration in Barnstaple.

Supporting the Charity was something they both were inspired to do, having a personal connection to the service. During October of last year, Ian’s colleague Chris was working on a lorry when it rolled and trapped him underneath. Ian was able to lift the lorry off Chris using a fork lift, but the situation called for immediate medical attention. Shortly...

Flying high thanks to Devonshire Freemasons

Posted by on April 28th 2015 in Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity, General discussion

Flying high thanks to Devonshire Freemasons

Ian Kingsbury the Rt. Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire can be seen here presenting a cheque for £4,000 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust as part of an on-going relationship between Freemasons and the Air Ambulance Trusts throughout England and Wales.

Since 2007 Devonshire Freemasons have given in excess of £43,000 to the Charity as well as many of the 138 lodges situated throughout the county also giving individual donations making that figure more than £100,000 in total.

During that same period of time The Freemasons Grand Charity has donated over £1.6 Million to Air Ambulance Trusts throughout England and Wales.

Air Ambulance...

Book on a Onelife training course and donate to us

Posted by on April 23rd 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, Retail

Are you looking for a training course for your employees or yourself?  Why not see if Onelife Training has what you are looking for?

If you quote 'Devon AIr Ambulance' on booking Onelife Training will make a donation to Devon Air Ambulance Trust!

Courses vary from first aid, manual handling, food safety, health & safety, and many more!

To find out what courses are currently available click here.  

Forthcoming events:

Date Course Location Cost 29 April  Emergency First Aider at Work
(one day) £5 donation to the Charity Exeter - Marsh Barton £89 8 May Emergency First Aider at Work  (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £89 7 May Food Safety - Level 2 (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £61 7...

Onelife Training pledges support for Devons Air Ambulance charity staff

Posted by on April 15th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising, General charity, Retail

Carole Johnson of Onelife

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is the Charity which raises the funds to keep Devon’s two Air Ambulances flying.  Although a Charity Heléna Holt, Chief Executive explained “To be a successful charity, no matter what size, it is essential that staff and volunteers receive the right training in order to run the Charity as effectively as possible.”

Carole Johnson, MD of Onelife Training UK Ltd said “My husband had a very bad accident but unfortunately it was out dealing with another incident at the time, so I know how important your service is in saving lives.

“Onelife Training UK Ltd is a local...

A busy bank holiday for Devon Air Ambulances

Posted by on April 8th 2015 in General charity, Operational

A busy bank holiday for Devon Air Ambulances

The good weather and Easter break made it a busy long weekend for Devon’s Air Ambulance crews. Although Good Friday saw an unusual day with no missions, the rest of the weekend made up for it.

Nigel Hare, Operations Director explained “From Easter Saturday to Easter Monday our crews were extremely busy, having been deployed to 14 incidents across the county.  From these missions we carried 9 patients and treated one person on scene.  We also helped out our colleagues in Cornwall who were out on a mission already and attended a patient in Port Isaac.”

He added “The busiest area of...

The Lads in their Hundreds - World War 1 in letters and songs

Posted by on April 7th 2015 in Events, Fundraising

The Lads in their Hundreds - World War 1 in letters and songs

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is honoured to have been chosen as the nominated charity of choice for this moving musical evening.

Straight from successful performances in Essex the cast are bringing ‘The Lads in their Hundreds’ on the road.  Specifically they are taking it to their home towns.  It’s a commemoration of ordinary people and the cast wanted to share it with their own families, friends and communities.  Mark  Hansford (baritone) grew up in Exeter and his family live in Topsham. In fact his mum is a volunteer in the Charity’s Topsham shop.

Mark explained “Myself and the cast share a common...

JUNK Rubbish to Gold - could you help?

Posted by on March 30th 2015 in Events, Fundraising, General charity, Retail

JUNK Rubbish to Gold - could you help?

We're partnering with the JUNK Rubbish to Gold which is a project launching at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham in November 2015. They are partnering with the Charity by collecting any unsalable, broken, discarded junk jewelry in any condition via all of our charity shops.

Over the course of a one week performance this jewellery will be creatively transformed into objects of desire, by former and current students and the staff at the School of Jewelry. The finished jewelry will be sold with 50% of monies received going back, proportionally by weight, to the charities that have given jewelry to...

Sparkle for Samuel

Posted by on March 18th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity

We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the amazing support of a very special family. It’s hard on some occasions to find the right words to say.

On 28 February the Crocker family’s world was turned upside down after ten year old Samuel was knocked down while on the way to a friend.  Later that night Samuel sadly passed away.  We can’t even start to imagine what his brave family are going through.

Despite all of the above the family are still thinking of others, wanting to support us by asking for donations under #sparkleforsamuel.

We’ve watched the total climb up and...

The Air Ambulance Paramedic - new blog post available

Posted by on March 16th 2015 in General charity, Operational, Patients

The Air Ambulance Paramedic - new blog post available

The Air Ambulance Paramedic is a blog written by our paramedic Dave Dungay.

Dave joined the aircrew at the end of 2014.  He wanted to document his journey from interview to the day to day life of an Air Ambulance paramedic so decided to keep a blog.

The latest instalment on exploring all that Dartmoor has to offer is available at

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