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Posted by on December 7th 2016 in Operational

Captain Richie Tate

As one of the pilots who work for Devon Air Ambulance I thought it would be helpful to share some information with everyone about what progress we have made to date with our landing sites, and some of the challenges we face as pilots when flying at night.

I thought you might also be interested to learn about how our training has been going and some of the real benefits of having our new community landing sites ready to go ‘live’ – something which will really help us to save lives after dark across as many of our communities as possible.

So...

Devon Air Ambulance to receive a an incredbile £16,000 from a record-breaking year for the Exeter Round Table

Posted by on December 7th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance to receive a an incredbile £16,000 from a record-breaking year for the Exeter Round Table

The 38th annual Exeter Round Table charity Firework event was a huge success attracting a crowd of over 8600 visitors and smashing all records by raising £32,000 for local good causes and charities.

Matt Church, Event lead organiser said: “We are extremely proud of the event and would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts in making this occasion such a success. I am thrilled for the club [Exeter Round Table] that we have managed to raise so much this year. Our members are all volunteers and this is a real credit to them”.

Fundraising Director, Caroline Creer,...

Christmas wishes for Devon Air Ambulance at The Jubilee Inn

Posted by on December 6th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Christmas wishes for Devon Air Ambulance at The Jubilee Inn

The Jubilee Inn at West Anstey near South Molton is inviting people to write their wishes on a cardboard star in return for a charitable donation to Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) from December 5 (2016) until Twelfth Night in January.

Claire Sellar-Elliott, co-owner of the country inn with gastropub-style grub and B&B rooms, said “We will place our Christmas wishing tree in our bar area as we thought it would be a great way to raise money for Devon Air Ambulance, which is a wonderful charity that provides urgent medical assistance to people in Devon.

“Its...

Devon Air Ambulance are delighted to be chosen as n-ergy's South West Region Charity of the Year

Posted by on December 5th 2016 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance are delighted to be chosen as n-ergy's South West Region Charity of the Year

Earlier this year n-ergy’s regional team in the South West nominated Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) to be one of n-ergy’s three selected charities of the year for 2016/17.

n-ergy delivers over 3,000 vocational and employability programmes annually to both offenders and ex-offenders in prisons across England and Wales and over the last 9 years have built a reputation as specialists within the offender reform sector. The South West regional team chose to vote for Devon Air Ambulance after Area Manager, Wendy Doodson, had personal experience of the service when her fiancé was airlifted twice.

Wendy Doodson at n-ergy said, “We...

Family barbecue ends in disaster

Posted by on December 2nd 2016 in Patients

Family barbecue ends in disaster

The summer of 2016 was great for long, warm days and balmy evenings – just right for families and friends to gather for barbecues. Such was the occasion for Simon Griffin and his family when they were planning an afternoon get together at his mum’s house in Paignton on August Bank Holiday weekend. 

Simon and his brother had gone on ahead of their families to ‘get the barbecue going’.  Struggling to get a good flame and in order to speed things up, Simon added methylated spirits.  Not realising this, however, his brother then added some more – with the result of...

4 Reasons Why You Should Send eCards This Christmas

Posted by on December 1st 2016 in Fundraising, General charity

4 Reasons Why You Should Send eCards This Christmas

The nights are drawing in, the air is chilly, and Christmas is nearly here! So, if you haven’t got your Christmas cards sorted yet, the clock is ticking! However, if you don’t fancy navigating your way through the crowded shops and spending a fortune on stamps, we have a better solution. Here are 4 reasons why you should send eCards this Christmas.

 

1.It Will Save You Some Pounds

Traditional Christmas cards can be pretty expensive- especially when you consider that you’re essentially paying for a piece of cardboard with a nice design! Buying a few isn’t too bad, but if you’re sending cards...

Devon Air Ambulance wins Innovation Award

Posted by on November 25th 2016 in Operational

Association of Air AMbulances

Last week Devon Air Ambulance picked up a prestigious award for innovation at the Association of Air Ambulances’ Awards of Excellence.  The award for in relation the creation of an MSc Pre-Hospital Critical Care/Transport and Retrieval Degree.

Heléna Holt, Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance said “We are delighted with the award for innovation.  The Masters degree truly does put Devon on the map as being a centre for ground breaking clinical development for Air Ambulance aircrew.  We are very proud of our development team who have worked together with Plymouth University to create the degree.”

Devon Air Ambulance has substantially improved...

Devon Air Ambulance awarded Libor (Banking Fines) Fund Grant

Posted by on November 23rd 2016 in General charity, General discussion, Operational

Devon Air Ambulance night flying

It was announced in the Autumn Statement by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP today that further grants were being made from the Libor (Bank Fines) Fund to emergency services charities.  Devon Air Ambulance are delighted to announce that £1 million has been awarded to facilitate night landing sites.

Heléna Holt, CEO of Devon Air Ambulance explains “We applied for a £1 million grant on behalf of the Devon community, to assist in funding community landing sites across the county. We were so pleased to hear this morning that we had been awarded the grant.”

Nigel...

East Devon family’s tractor run in support of Devon Air Ambulance is a growing success

Posted by on November 15th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

East Devon family’s tractor run in support of Devon Air Ambulance is a growing success

In February 2000 Annie Riggs was airlifted by Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) following a car accident, she suffered back and neck injuries. Compelled to raise funds for DAA, along with husband Martin and family members Ray, Wendy and Tom Hembrow, they decided to draw on their shared interest of vintage tractors and in 2011 they organised a vintage tractor run.

Now in the 6th year the event has been held every September and has continued to exceed every previous year’s event. The first tractor run, held in September 2011, consisted of just 19 tractors and raised £180.40,...

Exeter College invite you to join them this Christmas in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on November 8th 2016 in Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising

Exeter College invite you to join them this Christmas in support of Devon Air Ambulance

This Christmas Exeter College invite the public to join them in their festive celebrations and support Devon Air Ambulance (DAA). Exeter College’s Festival of Carols will be held on Thursday 8th December at Exeter Cathedral in aid of DAA as the College’s chosen Charity of the Year.

This event is open to the public and free of charge, in turn the College would like to collect donations at the end of the evening for DAA. The festival will run from 7:30pm to 9pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm.

Exeter College would like to encourage the public...



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