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10 Steps To Holding A Successful Fundraising Event

Posted by on May 26th 2015 in Fundraising

Here at Devon Air Ambulance we have a wealth of experience to make your fundraising event a success so please contact us for advice – we’re more than happy to help!

  1. Plan your activity - The key to a successful fundraising event is to know what you want to achieve.


  2. Timing  - Give yourself lots of time to organise your event. The longer the better as it will ensure you get everything right.
  3. Organise  - Write yourself a plan.  A what, where, when, who you will need to help make it successful will help you greatly in ensuring your event runs smoothly.
  4. Set targets – Set...

Air Ambulance praises Trago Mills

Posted by on May 26th 2015 in business on board, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Air Ambulance praises Trago Mills

Organisers of the 10th Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) Motorcycle Ride Out are praising the support given to the event by Trago Mills at Newton Abbot who are providing free use of their land for the 1000 or so entrants for the annual fundraiser.

The Ride Out will start on 12 July at Trago Mills will take a meandering 83 mile course across some beautiful Devon countryside before finishing at the Den in Teignmouth for an afternoon of live music, trade shows and hundreds of bikes to admire.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said: “There are not too...

Grand Summer Draw aims to top £500,000

Posted by on May 19th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Grand Summer Draw aims to top £500,000

Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s Grand Summer Draw tickets are now on sale, with a first prize of a Mazda2 75PS SE and two further cash prizes of £500 and £100 respectively.

Now in its eighth year the Charity are delighted to be continuing their partnership with Peter Vosper and Devon based Vospers Mazda, who are great supporters.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We would like to thank Peter Vosper and Vospers Mazda for their continued support of the Charity.  Providing the car at a substantially reduced rate to us really does make a huge difference and means...

Could you take on the dragons?

Posted by on May 19th 2015 in business on board, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Could you take on the dragons?

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) is set to hold its second Dragon Boat Festival on the River Exe on Sunday 27 September.  After such a fantastic maiden voyage last year, it has now truly earned a place in the Charity’s annual calendar.

DAAT Fundraising Director Caroline Creer said: “Our first Dragon Boat Festival last year was a great success and we know many of last year’s teams are looking forward to taking on the dragon again! A few of the teams from last year are already challenging each other to do better!”

She added “We are hoping to attract even more teams...

Events in Devon with Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT)

Posted by on May 7th 2015 in Events

Devon Air Ambulance Trust don’t organise many events themselves, instead they mainly support the fantastic community of fundraisers across Devon with their own events.  Assistance with these events comes in many forms, from helping with PR (including social media and providing posters), to arranging for a Devon Air Ambulance Trust volunteer representative to attend.

There are a few key events that the Charity does organise every year in Devon, and we would love your support to make them even bigger and better this year!

Motorcycle Ride Out

One such event is an annual motorcycle ride out which takes motorcyclists on a marshalled journey through approximately...

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...

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