Posted by Sarah Burden on February 25th 2015 in General charity, General discussion, Operational
£5m Libor Donation to Air Ambulances ‘Will Save Hundreds of Lives Each Year’
Devon Air Ambulance Trust is one of several Air Ambulance charities in the UK set to benefit from a £5 million fund from Libor fines.
The Charity will receive £250,000 from the fund, which will contribute towards the cost of equipment needed for night flying in 2016.
Heléna Holt, Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We are delighted with the news that the Charity will receive such a large sum of money from the Libor Fund. This sum will go a long way in helping us to secure the...
Posted by Sarah Burden on February 24th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion
Devon Air Ambulance Trust is delighted to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
Heléna Holt, Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust, said “Without our fantastic team of staff and all our volunteers, we would not be able to sustain and deliver our life-saving service. We pride ourselves on being a good employer and a forward thinking Charity. We are delighted therefore to be the first Air Ambulance charity in the country to be accredited as a Living Wage employer. This shows that we value all our staff and their wellbeing and we are committed to ensuring they all...
Posted by Sarah Burden on February 12th 2015 in General charity, General discussion, Operational
Have you signed up or read The Air Ambulance Paramedic blog
posts by our newest paramedic Dave Dungay yet?
Dave joined the aircrew at the end of 2014. He wanted to document his journey from interview to the day to day life of an Air Ambulance paramedic so decided to keep a blog.
The latest instalment on clinical development is available
Posted by Eve Dibartolo on February 10th 2015 in Fundraising
Bostin’ Days is a Levellers tribute album featuring tracks by over 30 artists to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. The Levellers host their annual music festival, Beautiful Days, in August at Escot Park near Exeter. In 2014, an accident occurred on the final day of the festival while some structures on the site were being dismantled. Devon Air Ambulance Trust's helicopters were dispatched to airlift the two injured people to hospital.
Members of the Beautiful Days Chat Facebook group were very grateful for the help of the service, and wanted to do something in return.
The Bostin’ Days album was conceived by...
Posted by Sarah Burden on February 6th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity, Retail
Calling keen photographers ...Have you got some great photos of
Devon locations that you might like featured on one of our 2015
Christmas cards? The photos will be turned into a painting.
We're looking for photos of iconic and beautiful Devon locations - for example it could be a village street in North Devon, Torquay sea front, Exeter Cathedral or Tavistock town square. We would like a card for each of the East, North, South, West areas.
There's no prize but we will make sure that your name as 'Photo supplied by ...' will be on every single...
Posted by Eve Dibartolo on January 28th 2015 in Charity of the year, Fundraising
Celebrated acoustic musician, Steve Knightley, kicked off his 2015 Grow your own Gig tour at Newton St Cyres Parish Hall in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) on 15th January. Organised by Exeter Eastgate Rotary Club, the gig contributed to the Rotary’s fundraising, as they have chosen DAAT as their Charity they wish to support during their President’s year.
Nicola Baker, President of Exeter Eastgate said, “It was truly an amazing evening and a brilliant way to promote the work of DAAT & Rotary”.
The lively evening not only included the music, but also a raffle, a bar serving...
Posted by Eve Dibartolo on January 27th 2015 in business on board, Fundraising
The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Perrigo Company plc, has donated £18,000 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust as their chosen Charity. As one of the leading global healthcare suppliers, Perrigo vote for a different charity every year to receive the foundation’s generous donation.
This year, Devon Air Ambulance Trust received the winning vote from approximately 500 Braunton Perrigo Employees. Karen Spurling, Director of Human Resources, says, “The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation is a private, non-profit organization wholly funded by Perrigo Company plc. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to non-profit organizations that enhance the...
Posted by Sarah Burden on January 22nd 2015 in Fundraising, Retail, Volunteering
Devon Air Ambulance Trust recently held its second annual internal Retail Awards, which celebrated retail excellence within the Charity.
Devon Air Ambulance Trust currently has 14 shops across the county, and is proud that all items sold have been wholly donated by the community which it serves.
Martin Bell, Retail Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “Our annual awards are a way of promoting the fantastic work our retail team do day in, day out; from managers, assistant managers, support staff and volunteers, every team member plays an essential part in helping to raise funds needed to keep Devon’s two Air...
Posted by Eve Dibartolo on January 21st 2015 in Charity of the year, Fundraising
The Dartmouth Golf Club Ladies Team raised £2574 for Devon Air Ambulance Trust as their chosen Charity for 2014. The year was filled with drive-ins, dinners and of course a ‘pig race’. The pig race consisted of setting off toy pigs with different batteries, with one coming out the victor.
Sylvia Shalders, captain of the Ladies Team, says, “Thank you to all of our members for supporting the Charity I chose for this year. We support Devon Air Ambulance Trust because as golfers, we can be very vulnerable and it is a comfort to know the service is available to...
Posted by Eve Dibartolo on January 16th 2015 in Fundraising
Fancy doing a Trek for DAAT? TrekFest is offering brilliant challenges for 2015!
Brecon Beacons National Park on 6th & 7th June
Peak District National Park 5th & 6th September
Links are below to sign up, as well as brochures about each adventure:
Please click here for Beacons brochure.
Please click here for Peaks brochure.
Please click here for images.
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