Posted by Sarah Burden on September 2nd 2015 in General charity, Patients
Every month, Devon Air Ambulance comes to the aid of those who have either had an accident or suffering from a medical emergency across the county of Devon.
With accidents happening on a daily basis you never know when you might need your local Air Ambulance. One particular story we would like to share with you is what happened to little Lauren.
Lauren's day started as a perfectly normal day that ended up in her facing life-threatening injuries. View Lauren's story here...
Please help us to keep saving lives.
For more information on the service we provide click here, or if you would like to make a donation then...
Posted by Sarah Burden on August 26th 2015 in General charity, Volunteering
An email came around the office from our Exmouth Charity Shop, desperate for help in the shop. Being an ‘office worker’, working at a shop is quite different – you’re on your feet all day, getting dusty and dirty (definitely not a good idea to wear a suit), you have to have your toes covered for health & safety reasons so no flip flops allowed, and you absolutely must wear flats. I tried helping at a shop in heels once, never again…
So I told the shop Manager I would help and her response was “MEL!!!! That’s brill, thank you soooo...
Posted by Sarah Burden on August 26th 2015 in Operational, Patients
“They were just tremendous, ” were the words of Adrienne Chichester from Mary Tavy when asked about the Devon Air Ambulance paramedics who looked after her when she was thrown from her horse in a remote part of Dartmoor just before Christmas last year.
“My friend and I were out riding at White Tor, near Peter Tavy,”
explained Adrienne, known as Addy.
“I have been riding for years and had owned Twiggy for two years. She was a little frisky that day so my friend went on while I sorted Twiggy out. A short while later Twiggy seemed much calmer...
Posted by on August 26th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising, Retail
Eversfield Organic is a family run business that has been delivering the finest grass fed organic meat online to households throughout the UK for twelve years.
They have won awards and become a trusted name for the highest quality organic grass fed meat, a friendly service and excellent customer service.
Their key is high animal welfare, all their animals are treated in a caring and stress free way, and the organic grass fed beef is well hung for up to 28 days
This year they are supporting us! If you place an order of £50 and quote DAAT2015 you will get 10% off your order.
Posted by Sarah Burden on August 25th 2015 in business on board, Events, Fundraising, General charity
A market leading machinery manufacturer has teamed up with Devon Air Ambulance Trust to launch ‘Working Safely, Saving Lives’ – a campaign that aims to raise £250,000 for UK air ambulance charities whilst also promoting the importance of health and safety in the workplace.
Agriculture and construction are two of the most dangerous and hazardous industries in terms of fatal accidents and serious injuries. For agricultural or construction workers who could have a life threatening accident, the critical service and speed the air ambulance provides can be their only hope of survival.
Dave Roberts, Kubota UK’s Managing Director, said: “Devon Air Ambulance...
Posted by Sarah Burden on August 17th 2015 in Operational, Patients
One Sunday lunchtime in June 2010, Andrew and his friend Tony were out on their motorbikes, enjoying the spring sunshine.
Just outside Torrington, on a long slow bend up the hill, Andy realised that he had a problem – his back tyre collapsed after hitting a bump and was deflating fast, leaving him with no control or steering. As he and his bike slowed down, Andy saw a car coming towards him but, despite his best efforts, he was unable to avoid a head on collision.
To Tony’s horror, he watched as his mate flew over the handle bars of his bike...
Posted by Sarah Burden on August 7th 2015 in General charity, General discussion
We're delighted to have received a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.
This is awarded to employers who wish to pledge their intention to support Defence and take a positive stance towards employing personnel who are or were members of the Armed Forces community.
All of our pilots are ex forces and we also have several support staff too.
If you would like to find out more click here.
Posted by Sarah Burden on August 7th 2015 in General discussion
- By Jen How of Visit Dartmoor
For many people the thought of a holiday in the great outdoors, surrounded by stunning views and vast open spaces is something they look forward to all year, so a few simple safety measures whilst walking or riding on Dartmoor will mean that your trip is memorable for all the right reasons!
Please take good care to check the weather for Dartmoor National Park at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast, and if you are planning to be out on the North Moor, also check for military firing times https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dartmoor-firing-programme
Plan your route carefully, allowing plenty of daylight hours to complete it, and let someone know what...
Posted by Sarah Burden on August 4th 2015 in General charity, Operational
Pilot Richie lands his dream job
Air ambulance role is a life time ambition
As a child, Richie Tate recalls seeing helicopters delivering hay to snowbound cattle near his South Molton home and resolving that one day he would be a helicopter pilot.
He achieved his ambition by learning to fly in a 23 year army career and has now landed his dream job as a pilot with the Devon Air Ambulance flying the Charity’s EC135 Eurocopter out of Exeter International Airport.
The 43 year-old recounts how he always knew he would be a pilot and mapped out his career accordingly from a very...
Posted by Sarah Burden on July 23rd 2015 in Fundraising, General charity, Retail
We now have 15 shops across the county; Exeter (5), Barnstaple, Honiton, Exmouth, Honiton, Newton Abbot, Tiverton, Sidmouth, Kingsbridge, South Molton and Totnes. This includes three specialist shops; furniture and electrical (Exeter), vintage and variety (Topsham) and a pound shop (Exmouth).
Our shops truly are the place to find what you have always been looking for. We stock anything from clothes and jewellery to small electronics and furniture at bargain prices. Alternatively, you may be having a clear out, decluttering or have items that you would like to donate to us. Buying and donating to our shops really does mean a...
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