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Having a Ball for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on August 28th 2014 in Fundraising

Having a Ball for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Back in February, Karen Threadgold threw a charity ball raising over £1100 for Devon Air Ambulance Trust. The event celebrated 20 years of Karen running Rosemary Conley classes in Torquay, Paignton, and Newton Abbot but unfortunately coincided with Rosemary Conley Food & Fitness Ltd going into administration.  Undeterred, Karen has since set up her own Threadgold Fitness classes so she can continue to help members, old and new, achieve their fitness and/or weight-loss goals.

The ball was attended by over 100 members and partners, making it a great success. Karen says, “It was a fabulous event. Everyone looked stunning and I...

Feeling Good for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on August 15th 2014 in Fundraising

Feeling Good for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Curves Tavistock hosted a ‘Look Good Feel Good’ event on the 16th of July in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). The evening included beauty therapy, spray tans, reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Physiotherapy, Zumba, and even a raffle to raise funds and awareness for the Charity Curves believes in.

Curves Tavistock promotes health and fitness to the people of Devon, while simultaneously supporting the community through their fundraising efforts. Vicki Terry, Manager of Curves Tavistock, is grateful to all of the participants of the evening for their personal contributions.  “Thank you to all who attended our Look Good Feel Good...

Help us make night time flight time - Torbay

Posted by on August 7th 2014 in Fundraising, Operational

Roy Rowden

Did you know that Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) doesn’t respond to incidents when it’s dark? There are a lot of people that think we are available all the time, but the reality is, mostly due to cost but also to operating restrictions, it is not.  But the great news is that, thanks to you, our service could soon be available into the night.

The Charity which funds the two Air Ambulance service is committed to continually improving and developing its service and has set a target to extend flying hours to 10pm all year around from 2016, with a further extension...

Its a maize maze time at Darts Farm

Posted by on August 5th 2014 in business on board, Fundraising

Its a maize maze time at Darts Farm

If you go along to Darts Farm, even if you have been there lots of times before, you could get lost, but it’s all in the name of Charity!

The fantastic team at Darts Farm have once again put together their fabulous Maize Maze to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We are delighted to be working once again with the Darts Farm team and the maize maze is such a great fun way to raise funds for the Charity and a cost effective way to keep the kids busy for...

A June Jog for Charity

Posted by on July 31st 2014 in Fundraising

A June Jog for Charity

Pupils of Culmstock Primary School raised over £400 for Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) this past June. The children took part in a daily sponsored run around the school field. It is part of the school’s ethos to support local charities, and this year they got the children involved in a healthy way.

By having the pupils do this run every day throughout the month of June, they weren’t just raising funds for DAAT, but also keeping fit. It’s fundraising at the benefit of the children, encouraging them to live a balanced healthy lifestyle.

Culmstock Primary is thankful to everyone who made...

Six month stats released

Posted by on July 17th 2014 in Operational

Nigel Hare - Operations Director

?The statistics below relate to 1 January to 30 June 2014, as prepared by Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

  • We have been deployed to 534 incidents and treated 431 patients
  • Trauma = 45%, Medical = 54%, Inter Hospital Transfers (IHT’s) 1%
  • The busiest hour of the day for us to be called out is between 2pm and 3pm
  • The busiest day of the week has been Sunday
  • 12% of patients were not accessible by road
  • 35% of patients have been female, 65% male
  • 12% of our patients were children under 18, 88% were adult
  • 24% of the patients we conveyed we did so bypassing...

Red Rock Mud Race Returns

Posted by on July 17th 2014 in Fundraising

Red Rock Mud Race Returns

The Annual Red Rock Mud Race is back for its 7th year on 10th August in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust. Splashing through the Teign at low tide, participants run around the notable red rock on the Bishopsteignton side of the river before returning to Combe Cellars beach in Combeinteignhead.

Veterans and accompanied children alike dash through the shallow waters across sand banks and around oyster beds. Participants then enter the muddy portion of the race before cleaning back up through clearer waters as they run back up the beach. A free drink awaits everyone at the finish. Spectators gather...

Freemasons make a donation

Posted by on July 15th 2014 in Fundraising

Freemasons make a donation

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has announced that it is granting £192,000 to air ambulance charities nationally, £4000 of which is being given to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). Freemasons are regular supporters of the air ambulance charities and since 2007 have donated £1.5 million in total to the twenty two rescue services in England and Wales.

Air Ambulance charities rely on voluntary donations to operate, Support from grant-makers like The Freemasons’ Grand Charity means that doctors and paramedics reach patients in emergency situations as quickly as possible – saving lives in the process.

On making the donation R. W. Bro. Ian...

A Record Relay Run for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on July 10th 2014 in Fundraising

A Record Relay Run for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Simon Finch (pictured left), of HAC Hair and Beauty in Kingsbridge, recently completed the 409th stage of the Great British Relay, a World Record attempt for the longest continuous relay run from the 1st of June to the 2nd of July. This year, combined with other fundraising efforts, Simon has raised in excess of £600 for Devon Air Ambulance Trust. The relay smashed the current record of 5644km, with participants around the UK completing 6522km, now awaiting ratification from the Guinness Book of Records for official acknowledgment. Simon tackled the leg that set off from Bigbury on Sea to Thurlestone...

A World Record Achievement

Posted by on July 7th 2014 in Fundraising

A World Record Achievement

On the 21st of June, 281 skydivers took the jump through Skydive UK to set a new Guinness World Record for the most tandem parachute jumps at a single venue in 24 hours. A dozen of those participants leapt from great heights for Devon Air Ambulance Trust. The clear sunny weather was ideal, and the longest day of the calendar year set the stage for this shattering number of participants to achieve greatness.

From 5am through sunset, Dunkeswell Airfield was filled with people heading into the sky and coming back down, all with family and friends cheering them on. Linda Bulpin,...

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