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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...

A busy bank holiday for Devon Air Ambulances

Posted by on April 8th 2015 in General charity, Operational

A busy bank holiday for Devon Air Ambulances

The good weather and Easter break made it a busy long weekend for Devon’s Air Ambulance crews. Although Good Friday saw an unusual day with no missions, the rest of the weekend made up for it.

Nigel Hare, Operations Director explained “From Easter Saturday to Easter Monday our crews were extremely busy, having been deployed to 14 incidents across the county.  From these missions we carried 9 patients and treated one person on scene.  We also helped out our colleagues in Cornwall who were out on a mission already and attended a patient in Port Isaac.”

He added “The busiest area of...

The Lads in their Hundreds - World War 1 in letters and songs

Posted by on April 7th 2015 in Events, Fundraising

The Lads in their Hundreds - World War 1 in letters and songs

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is honoured to have been chosen as the nominated charity of choice for this moving musical evening.

Straight from successful performances in Essex the cast are bringing ‘The Lads in their Hundreds’ on the road.  Specifically they are taking it to their home towns.  It’s a commemoration of ordinary people and the cast wanted to share it with their own families, friends and communities.  Mark  Hansford (baritone) grew up in Exeter and his family live in Topsham. In fact his mum is a volunteer in the Charity’s Topsham shop.

Mark explained “Myself and the cast share a common...

JUNK Rubbish to Gold - could you help?

Posted by on March 30th 2015 in Events, Fundraising, General charity, Retail

JUNK Rubbish to Gold - could you help?

We're partnering with the JUNK Rubbish to Gold which is a project launching at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham in November 2015. They are partnering with the Charity by collecting any unsalable, broken, discarded junk jewelry in any condition via all of our charity shops.

Over the course of a one week performance this jewellery will be creatively transformed into objects of desire, by former and current students and the staff at the School of Jewelry. The finished jewelry will be sold with 50% of monies received going back, proportionally by weight, to the charities that have given jewelry to...

Sparkle for Samuel

Posted by on March 18th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity

We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the amazing support of a very special family. It’s hard on some occasions to find the right words to say.

On 28 February the Crocker family’s world was turned upside down after ten year old Samuel was knocked down while on the way to a friend.  Later that night Samuel sadly passed away.  We can’t even start to imagine what his brave family are going through.

Despite all of the above the family are still thinking of others, wanting to support us by asking for donations under #sparkleforsamuel.

We’ve watched the total climb up and...

The Air Ambulance Paramedic - new blog post available

Posted by on March 16th 2015 in General charity, Operational, Patients

The Air Ambulance Paramedic - new blog post available

The Air Ambulance Paramedic is a blog written by our paramedic Dave Dungay.

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 exploring all that Dartmoor has to offer is available at theairambulanceparamedic.wordpress.com

Civil Aviation Audit passed with flying colours

Posted by on March 16th 2015 in General charity, Operational

Civil Aviation Audit passed with flying colours

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) has just passed its first annual audit by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC).

The AOC means the Charity, under its operating arm Devon Air Ambulance Trading Company Limited, has clearly demonstrated it meets all of the stringent operating and safety competencies required by the CAA.  This includes airworthiness management, training, quality systems, ground infrastructure and finances.

It also requires the appointment of key accountable staff that are responsible for specific safety critical functions such as training, maintenance and operations. DAAT’s Chief Executive Heléna Holt is the AOC’s Accountable Manager.  She said:...

East Devon Law support Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on March 12th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

East Devon Law support Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Fundraisers at Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) are celebrating the announcement that specialist private client law practice, East Devon Law, has continued to support them as its charity of the year.

The Ottery St Mary based firm was founded in 2012 by Chartered Legal Executive and private client law specialist Ian Hunt with the aim of providing affordable and accessible legal advice which is not driven by financial targets.  He already supports DAAT by giving talks to groups and societies on legal issues and requests a donation to DAAT in lieu of any expenses or charge for speaking. He will also...

Devon Air Ambulance Trust to benefit from Libor fund donation

Posted by on February 25th 2015 in General charity, General discussion, Operational

Devon Air Ambulance Trust to benefit from Libor fund donation

£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...

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