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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...

Agatha Christie 1 Mile Sea Swim Results

Posted by on September 24th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

Agatha Christie 1 Mile Sea Swim Results

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Sea Swim! You should all be proud of yourselves. We hope you truly enjoyed the event, and look forward to seeing you next year!  Below are this years' results:

National Air Ambulance Week

Posted by on September 22nd 2014 in Fundraising

National Air Ambulance Week

We're gearing up for National Air Ambulance Week and here's our message. We'd like you to join us in our campaign.

It’s really simple, all you need is a mobile phone or video, and say just 8 words to camera “I support my local Air Ambulance, do you?”

Once you have made your film, post it to social media and then nominate some of your friends and family to do the same. As you'll see, we've nominated our Exeter aircrew. 

Please donate to Devon Air Ambulance Trust in support of National Air Ambulance Week by texting...

9 Year Old Running for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on September 1st 2014 in Fundraising

9 Year Old Running for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Cohen Phillips, 9, is running the Bupa Junior Great South Run in Portsmouth on 25th October in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust. Cohen, who is known for his running talent locally in his hometown of Barnstaple, enters this year’s race having already made a name for himself.

In 2013, Cohen won the Mini event at the Great South Run. Since turning 9, he will age up into the Junior event facing competitors who will range from ages 9 to 15. Daunting as it may seem, Cohen is a true champion, looking forward to the race ahead. As the North Devon...

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