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Totnes based antique furniture company appeals to local businesses for sponsorship to support their auction in aid of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on May 27th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Totnes based antique furniture company appeals to local businesses for sponsorship to support their auction in aid of Devon Air Ambulance

On Friday 1st July Former Glory Furniture will celebrate their first year of business with an auction in support of Devon Air Ambulance. The auction will be led by celebrity auctioneer, BBC Antiques Roadshow Expert, Marc Allum and will be held at the company property in Totnes.

Former Glory Furniture are seeking local businesses to sponsor their auction in support of Devon Air Ambulance by donating great auction lots of varying values; from gifts or tickets to experiences or treats which could include complimentary meals, beauty or spa treatments or a stay at guest accommodation. All proceeds...

Lynton and Lynmouth gear up for classic cars and great music in support of Devon Air Ambulance and other local charities

Posted by on May 26th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Lynton and Lynmouth gear up for classic cars and great music in support of Devon Air Ambulance and other local charities

The Lyn Valley Classic Car Event returns this summer and is set to be the biggest and best yet, and once again will support Devon Air Ambulance. Following the success of last year’s event the organisers have grown the event for this year from a one day car show to be preceded with fantastic live music on the Saturday night.

The Lyn Valley Classic plus mini Music Fest will take place throughout the twin villages on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2016. Initially designed as part of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway...

Greenbow Running Club take on Devon’s Coast to Coast in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on May 25th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Greenbow Running Club take on Devon’s Coast to Coast in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Exeter’s Greenbow Running Club will take on a Devon Coast to Coast run from Westward Ho! to Dawlish Warren on 25th June 2016 in support of Devon Air Ambulance. The event will see the runners complete a 52 mile route through stunning Devon.

20 runners will take part in a relay, with five set of runners each covering 10.4miles and a minimum of 2 runners running at any time. The Greenbow Running Club is seeking to secure corporate sponsorship from local businesses for each of the five sections; the businesses that sponsor the run will be given...

Precision landing for tennis playing patient

Posted by on May 23rd 2016 in General charity, Patients

Precision landing for tennis playing patient

John Walster and his wife Jackie, from West Alvington near Kingsbridge, were enjoying a weekend away at the Manor House Hotel near Okehampton in May last year, reunited with 23 friends from the amateur dramatic group they had been part of when they lived in East Horsley in Surrey.  The hotel offers sports, activities and crafts for all guests and the Walsters were enjoying a game of tennis doubles with friends Jack Griffith and Jeff Luther when John collapsed. 

Rushing to his aid, his wife Jackie started mouth-to-mouth while Jeff did compressions on John’s chest. Meanwhile, Jack ran back...

Cardiac arrest for Derrick on Christmas Day

Posted by on May 23rd 2016 in General charity, Patients

Cardiac arrest for Derrick on Christmas Day
 

Father and son time…

Derrick Small lives in Chatham in Kent and was enjoying a Christmas break with his wife, Janet, and their son and future daughter-in-law, David and Fran, at Fran’s parent’s Bed & Breakfast in Poundstock, near Bude.

On Christmas morning 2014, Derrick and his son took themselves off for a cycle ride around the North Cornish lanes where they were staying.  “We knew that Fran’s parents were busy getting everything ready for luch so we were really happy to make the most of some quality time out, doing what we both love,” explained Derrick.

The scenic route took in many...

Less than two weeks until Devon Air Ambulance's annual One Mile Sea Swim but it's not too late to register

Posted by on May 23rd 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Less than two weeks until Devon Air Ambulance's annual One Mile Sea Swim but it's not too late to register

 

On Sunday 5th June 2016 Devon Air Ambulance’s annual One Mile Sea Swim returns to Paignton and there is still time for participants to register. The swim will start at 2pm and registration will be open from 12:30pm on the day.

This is the sixth year Devon Air Ambulance has organised this successful event in conjunction with Torbay Surf Life Saving Club and the event is looking set to be a fantastic day with over 50 swimmers already registered.

So have you got what it takes to take on the open elements and support two local charities?

Meet the DAAT Fundraising Team

Posted by on May 20th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, Lottery, Volunteering

Meet the DAAT Fundraising Team

Our fundraising team are here to offer you support for all of your fundraising events; from coffee mornings to marathons, we are here to help!

We are proud to be independent of Government and National Lottery funding and we rely on the generous support and donations of the people, businesses and communities of Devon.  No matter how big or small your event we can offer you advice and support, from posters, banners, collection boxes, buckets and balloons to press releases and promotion via our website and social media, we can even attend your event and host a stall when...

Are you ready for the challenge? Take on the Heartswell 100 cycle challenge and support Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on May 19th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Are you ready for the challenge? Take on the Heartswell 100 cycle challenge and support Devon Air Ambulance

The Heartswell 100 cycling event will take place on Sunday 5th June, setting off from Plymouth, and is open to cyclists of all abilities with the option to support Devon Air Ambulance.

Organised by Plymouth based heart charity Heartswell, the Heartswell 100 cycling event provides two cycling routes, 50km and 100km, that take you through some of Devon’s most stunning countryside.

This cycling event is a fun charity bike ride and whilst it has been established to raise funds to help heart patients and their families in the South West, Heartswell have kindly opened up the...

Over fifty cyclists ride the Turf n Surf Cycle series in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on May 10th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Over fifty cyclists ride the Turf n Surf Cycle series in support of Devon Air Ambulance

£475 was raised for Devon Air Ambulance when over fifty cyclists from across England and Wales gathered over the weekend of 23rd – 24th April 2016 to ride the Turf n Surf Cylce series.

The event, now in its fifth successful year, consists of three cycle routes spanning the Devon hills and Cornish coastline, covering distances of 100k, 300k and 400k. This April riders were able to enjoy excellent conditions of blue skies and sunshine, which enabled this year’s fastest rider, Nick Jackson from Cambridge, to speed through the challenging 400k route in just 20hr25. This year,...

Colyton Vintage Tractor Run to raise vital funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on May 4th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Colyton Vintage Tractor Run to raise vital funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Colyton Vintage Tractor Run returns this May Bank Holiday weekend raising vital funds for Devon Air Ambulance and Devon Freewheelers.

A wide variety of vintage tractors will be on display at the Colyton Peace Memorial Playing Fields on Monday 30th May and visitors are invited to attend from 9am. Crowds will gather to line the streets to watch the procession of 120 vintage tractors as they set off at 10:30am to journey along the Jurassic Coast, passing through Seaton town centre before arriving at their final destination of Branscombe at approximately 2pm.

Visitors are encouraged to attend the finish point at Branscombe Village...



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