Posted by Sarah Burden on November 16th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising
Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Alex Bass of Vospers Mazda recently had the pleasure of handing over the keys to a brand new Mazda2 to Tony White of Combe Martin.
Tony, owner of Aladdin’s Cave in Lynmouth said “I have always been a great supporter of Devon Air Ambulance Trust. They do such an amazing job and we recognise especially in our rural part of the county just what an essential service it provides.”
He added “Our family has particular reason to support Air Ambulances in general. My niece Abigail was airlifted in Buckinghamshire after a road...
Posted by Eve Dibartolo on November 11th 2015 in Events, Fundraising, General charity
After a fun-filled summer, our very own Ambrose, DAAT’s
paramedic bear, sat down with the best bear-growl translator to let
us know what he got up to this summer…
What did you get up to this summer Ambrose?
This summer was a busy one! I attended agricultural shows, other summer events, and even played crazy golf at Ladram Bay. I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t win, but I still had tons of fun!
What were some of the highlights?
I have to admit…I love to dance, so any opportunity to boogie on stage is the best! This year, I got to be...
Posted by Sarah Burden on November 10th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity
Would you like to make a difference and donate to Devon Air Ambulance Trust on a regular basis to help keep your Air Ambulances flying? Well now you can, by setting up a Direct Debit. Even better you can do it online via the Charity’s website at daat.org.
You may wish to make a small donation every month, quarter, or on an annual basis. Setting up a Direct Debit means that it’s all done automatically via your Bank for you.
Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We’re delighted to be working with SmartDebit who have been working with...
Posted by Sarah Burden on November 10th 2015 in Retail
On 15 November last year Devon Air Ambulance Trust opened the doors to its charity shop in Totnes for the first time. One year on the shop is growing from strength to strength.
Kirsty Whitaker, Manager of the shop said “We have been made very welcome in Totnes and are delighted to be part of the community.”
Assistant Manager Sam Reader added “We’re the victims of our success because we are really in need of more stock to sell. So we’d love if for a birthday present everyone would consider having a turn out or refreshing wardrobes and donating those unwanted items...
Posted by Sarah Burden on October 28th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity
With that time of the year looming upon us once again, whoever said that Halloween was just for kids? Halloween is a great excuse to do something different in the office, have a bit of fun, and raise a bit of money for charity at the same time. To get you started we have put together a few ideas that you and the office can try out this year…
- Sponsored Zombi-thon
Ever imagined what a zombie apocalypse would look like in your office? If the answer is “yes” then here is your chance to witness it first-hand. Encourage all members of the...
Posted by Eve Dibartolo on October 21st 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising, General charity, Patients
On rare occasions we are able to get some of our patients, outstanding fundraisers and volunteers together to visit our airbases and learn more about the service they have needed to use, or are supporting in some way. Due to patient confidentiality, we don't know who we airlift, so when our patients get in touch, we are fortunately able to offer them a visit to see the helicopter and meet the crew under far more controlled conditions.
Here are just a couple of examples of the experiences our patients and supporters had at a recent visit to our Exeter Airbase:
Posted by Eve Dibartolo on October 20th 2015 in Retail
Excitement is building in Tavistock, as Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) prepares to open a new shop in town. DAAT’s Tavistock location will be its 16th shop in the county, and will open its doors on 7th November.
Martin Bell, DAAT Retail Director said, “We’ve been looking for a shop in Tavistock for many years but haven’t been able to find the right property to fit our tried and tested retail model. When we came across the premises at 9 Market Street we knew it was exactly what we were looking for.”
He added, “Retail derived income has been...
Posted by Eve Dibartolo on October 19th 2015 in Events, Fundraising
Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) is delighted to once again be a beneficiary for the Exeter Round Table’s Fireworks Display on 5th November 2015 at Westpoint, Exeter. This is the third year that the Round Table have chosen to support DAAT.
Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director at Devon Air Ambulance Trust says, “We truly enjoy being a part of this event and thank Exeter Round Table for their continued support. The funds raised from the this event every year help us to save lives, and that is something to be proud of. It’s...
Posted by Sarah Burden on October 19th 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 of £10 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.
3/16/26 Nov EFAW (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £89 4 Nov Food Safety (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £61 5 Nov/14 Dec Health & Safety (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £61 6 Nov/11 Dec Asbestos Awareness (one day) Exeter - Marsh...
Posted by Sarah Burden on October 15th 2015 in business on board, Fundraising, General charity
Heléna Holt, CEO of Devon Air Ambulance Trust, last night received national recognition when she picked up the first runner up prize in the ‘Boss of the Year’ category at the Executive PA Magazine Annual Awards held at the Institute of Directors in London.
Heléna said “I was honoured to have been nominated by my Executive Assistant Melanie Stevens for this prestigious national award. I never imagined I would be shortlisted, let alone be the first runner up.”
Melanie Stevens added “We spend such a lot of time at work that to have a good working relationship with your boss, especially in...
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