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Air Ambulance challenges Devon businesses to tame the dragons

Posted by on September 9th 2016 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Air Ambulance challenges Devon businesses to tame the dragons

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is to hold its third Dragon Boat Festival on the River Exe on Sunday 25 September and is calling on businesses across the county to enter this colourful and exciting team event.

Boats with their traditional Chinese dragon mastheads hold 16-18 kayak-style paddlers, plus a helmsman to steer and a drummer to pace the crew.  They race in heats along the spectator-friendly Exeter Quayside until two are left to compete in the final. 

DAA Fundraising Director Caroline Creer said: “It’s a noisy and frenetic spectacle with lots of drum-banging, splashing and shouting as teams urge their crewmates on....

Air Ambulance challenges Devon businesses to tame the dragons

Posted by on September 9th 2016 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Air Ambulance challenges Devon businesses to tame the dragons

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is to hold its third Dragon Boat Festival on the River Exe on Sunday 25 September and is calling on businesses across the county to enter this colourful and exciting team event.

Boats with their traditional Chinese dragon mastheads hold 16-18 kayak-style paddlers, plus a helmsman to steer and a drummer to pace the crew.  They race in heats along the spectator-friendly Exeter Quayside until two are left to compete in the final. 

DAA Fundraising Director Caroline Creer said: “It’s a noisy and frenetic spectacle with lots of drum-banging, splashing and shouting as teams urge their crewmates on....

Bake off for take off - get baking

Posted by on September 9th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Bake off for take off

Fundraisers at Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) are anticipating that National Air Ambulance Week later this month will be a good time to take advantage of the country’s current obsession with baking.

The Charity has launched its own ‘Bake off for take off’ campaign encouraging supporters to get into the kitchen, break out the flour, eggs, icing sugar and piping bags and get baking for a good cause.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director at DAA said: “We always want fundraising efforts to be fun and what better way to enjoy yourself while making money than trying your hand at baking.  The huge success of...

Top 5 Dragon Boat Races from Around the World

Posted by on September 5th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General discussion

Top 5 Dragon Boat Races from Around the World

It’s our DAA Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday 25th September, so there’s less than 3 weeks to go until you can enjoy the exciting spectacle of dragon boat racing! Dragon boat racing has a rich and mystical history, and it is now participated in across the globe- including right here in Devon! With colourful designs, drumming and furious paddling, here are some of our favourite dragon boat races from around the world.

 

1. IDBF World Dragon Boat Championship 2015 – 500m Grand Final

The International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) is recognised as the world governing body for dragon boat racing, hosting some of...

50 Classic Cars tour Plympton to Yelverton in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on September 2nd 2016 in Events, Fundraising

50 Classic Cars tour Plympton to Yelverton in support of Devon Air Ambulance

A procession of more than 50 classic cars will tour a 100 mile route from Plympton to Yelverton in support of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust (CAAT) on Sunday 18th September.

Organised by the Tamar Valley MG Owners Club, the ‘People & Places’ Classic Car Run 2016 is free for spectators and is a major event for the classic car calendar with a fantastic selection of MGs and other classics in attendance.

The cars will assemble at Finla Coffee, Ridgeway in Plympton, from 8am and the first car will be flagged away...

Are you celebrating 25 years in 2017?

Posted by on September 1st 2016 in Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Are you celebrating 25 years in 2017?

Will your business be celebrating a 25th anniversary next year? Maybe you have a 25th wedding anniversary or you’ll be 25 years old?

On its birthday this year Devon Air Ambulance will be launching its ‘Say it with Silver’ campaign, looking for anyone celebrating a 25th next year to get in touch and pledge support to raise funds for the Charity.

Heléna Holt, CEO of Devon Air Ambulance said “On 27 August 2017 we will be celebrating 25 years of service to the county.  Why not get involved?  You don’t have a 25th celebration next year. You could help us celebrate ours by...

BBC Casualty 30th anniversary episode

Posted by on August 27th 2016 in General charity, General discussion

Tonight BBC One’s popular medical drama ‘Casualty’ will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special feature length edition.  This programme will show an air ambulance crashing into the emergency department after a drone hits the tail rotor. 

The scenes/storyline are of course produced for dramatic effect. However, Devon Air Ambulance is very aware of the increase in the popularity and use of drones. This increase is a concern for the aviation industry as some people may be unaware of the rules regarding the flying of drones or, in some cases, ignoring them completely. Drones should never be flown near another aircraft,...

Bake off for take off - get baking

Posted by on August 24th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Bake off for take off - get baking

If you’ve got the baking bug and will be glued to the new series of The Great British Bake Off when it returns to our TV screens this week we have just the event for you!

National Air Ambulance Week takes place from 19 to 25 September and Devon Air Ambulance is asking you to put on your apron and get baking in order to raise funds for them.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance said “We’re asking all keen amateur cooks, and in fact those that have never cooked before to have a go and get baking. Maybe you...

East Devon Law to donate 50% of fees for Will writing to Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on August 24th 2016 in Charity of the year

East Devon Law to donate 50% of fees for Will writing to Devon Air Ambulance Trust

East Devon Law is offering a Will writing service this September for which they will donate 50% of the fees to Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). Simply book your initial appointment during September and quote ‘DAAT offer’.

East Devon Law has offices in both Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary and is supporting DAAT for a third consecutive year as their chosen charity of the year. They have previously assisted the Trust by writing a guide to leaving a legacy or gift in a Will to DAAT.  The Will writing service with donation to DAAT is part of...

Over £2,000 raised for Devon Air Ambulance 12 years after aircraft crash

Posted by on August 19th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, Patients

Over £2,000 raised for Devon Air Ambulance 12 years after aircraft crash

Former patient and long-standing supporter Alan Gill and his wife Jennifer raised over £2,000 for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) with an Open Day in the Barn as a joint celebration of Alan’s 75th birthday and Alan and Jennifer’s 5th wedding anniversary.

On Saturday 30th July 2016 Alan and Jennifer opened their barn to friends and family and raised an incredible £1,961.89. The event saw a terrific turn out with over 200 guests, including from as far as Doncaster and Essex. DAA are also awaiting the Gift Aid donation from HMRC which was made on some of the day’s donations...



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