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Over 900 motorcycles make Devon Air Ambulance's annual Ride Out a roaring success

Posted by on July 13th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Over 900 motorcycles make Devon Air Ambulance's annual Ride Out a roaring success

The 11th annual Motorcycle Ride Out in aid of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) took place on Sunday 10th July with near on 1,000 motorbikes.

The motorcyclists, which included a variety of classics, sports, cruisers, touring and trikes, set off from Trago Mills, Newton Abbot, at 10:30 and followed a 90 mile route through Devon, passing through local towns and villages including Moretonhampstead, Okehampton, Cheriton Bishop and Dunsford before heading back via the A380 to Kingsteignton, Teignmouth and ending at Dawlish Warren. Residents along the route came out to show their support and watch the convoy of motorcycles.

On arrival...

DAA Charity Lottery: 14 Years and £12 Million Raised

Posted by on July 11th 2016 in Lottery

DAA Charity Lottery: 14 Years and £12 Million Raised

This year we will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Devon Air Ambulance charity lottery, which was launched on 21st September 2001. Our lottery has now reached an impressive 37,000 playing members- that’s over 3% of the 1.1 million people living in Devon! Thanks to the participation of our members, the lottery has raised over £12 million for Devon Air Ambulance since it started, supporting the charity and helping to save thousands of lives.

 

Of course, we’ve also brightened the lives of lucky winners throughout Devon- after all, who wouldn’t want to win £1,350? That’s not even counting our previous Grand...

Last chance to buy tickets for the Glitter and Gold Charity Ball in aid of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on June 22nd 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Last chance to buy tickets for the Glitter and Gold Charity Ball in aid of Devon Air Ambulance

The last few tickets for the Glitter and Gold Charity Ball are on sale now for just £25. Raising funds for both Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) and the Multiple Sclerosis Society the Ball will be held at the Buckland Athletic FC in Kingskerswell on Saturday 9th July.

Doors open at 7:30pm and guests are requested to dress in formal attire with a hint of glitter and gold. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by one of South Devon’s top cover bands, Raspberry Fish, who will perform a varied bill from rock to punk and disco to funk.

A heartfelt thank you

Posted by on June 21st 2016 in General charity, Patients

Kate meets paramedic Glenn at Eaglescott

Kate was sadly born with six holes in her heart, but didn’t find this out until she had a stroke at age 39 and then suffered a variety of serious and life threatening conditions such as Ventricular Tachycardia (racing heart beat), Atrial Fibrillation (which causes the heart to beat irregularly causing tiredness, dizziness and shortness of breath), as well as Ventricular Fibrillation (where the heart goes into spasm and stops beating ). The severity of the symptoms of these conditions resulted in Kate having several collapses and blackouts. Between 2006 and 2013, Kate describes having being airlifted from Bude “on...

Only three weeks until Devon Air Ambulance's much anticipated Motorcycle Ride Out

Posted by on June 19th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Only three weeks until Devon Air Ambulance's much anticipated Motorcycle Ride Out

Devon Air Ambulance’s (DAA) Motorcycle Ride Out returns for its 11th year on Sunday 10th July 2016. This event is one of the great annual events in the bikers' calendar; not only does it bring together the riding community of Devon but it is also a great way for bikers to support DAA.

The Ride Out will start at Trago Mills, Newton Abbot, from where the motorbikes will form a procession and follow a route of approximately 85 miles through the stunning Devon countryside before reaching the end destination of Dawlish Warren where DAA will host an Afternoon of Live Entertainment; complete with refreshments,...

5 Safety Tips for Motorbike Riders

Posted by on June 13th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General discussion

5 Safety Tips for Motorbike Riders

We can’t wait for our annual DAA Motorcycle Ride Out on Sunday 10th July, which is a great way for bikers to celebrate the Devon countryside and support the charity at the same time. The Ride Out will start from Trago Mills in Newton Abbot and cover around 80 miles of beautiful Devon countryside, before finishing in Dawlish Warren with an afternoon of live entertainment.

Unfortunately, while biking is great fun, there’s always a small chance of things going wrong. The Devon Air Ambulance comes to the aid of bikers throughout Devon – we attended 42 accidents involving motorcyclists in 2015...

You flutter, we fly: join the DAA Lottery today!

Posted by on June 10th 2016 in Lottery

You flutter, we fly: join the DAA Lottery today!

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) has been providing urgent medical assistance to people in Devon for nearly 25 years and has saved more than 22,000 lives thanks to the generous donations of the people, businesses and communities of Devon.

The DAA Lottery, which started on the 21st September 2001, was created to provide a regular income to support the service and is a significant contributor to the charity’s fundraising; over the past fourteen years the DAA Lottery has raised more than £12 million.

This year the DAA Lottery has reached record levels of membership with over 7,000 new...

Sunshine and success for Sea Swim

Posted by on June 8th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Sunshine and success for Sea Swim

On Sunday 5th June 2016 43 swimmers took part in Devon Air Ambulance’s (DAA) annual One Mile Sea Swim. Following a safety briefing from Brendon Prince, Chairman of the Torbay Surf Life Saving Club swimmers set off from Broadsands beach, Paignton, at 2pm.

With calm conditions and a sea temperature of over 13 degrees swimmers were guided on the one mile route to Goodrington by members of the Torbay Surf Life Saving Club, with the fastest swimmer completing the swim in just 27minutes and 15seconds. For all swim times please see bottom of article.

As well as pre-registered entrants...

Devon Air Ambulance Furniture & Electrical Shop celebrates first birthday

Posted by on June 7th 2016 in General charity, Retail

DAA Furniture & Electrical Store First Birthday

Last June Devon Air Ambulance launched a new retail venture, by opening a furniture and electrical store in Exeter.  Twelve months later the store is truly going from strength to strength, with a staff of five.

In order to celebrate the team have been supported by local businesses including Exeter City FC, Bills Restaurant, Furniture Direct and Roly’s Fudge who have each given a gift as a tombola prize.  Everyone buying something at the store over the birthday weekend had the opportunity to pick out a lucky ticket and win themselves a treat

Luisa Holmes, Manager of the shop says...

Devon Air Ambulance charity shop to return to Armada Plymouth

Posted by on June 7th 2016 in General charity, Retail

Devon Air Ambulance charity shop to return to Armada  Plymouth

Devon Air Ambulance will be returning to Plymouth in June with a new charity shop at Armada Way.

The new shop will open at 10am on Saturday 18th June and you will find it at 107 Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 1HH.

Chrissie Peel, Retail Operations Manager of Devon Air Ambulance said “We are very excited about returning to Plymouth.  Our previous shop in Mutley Plain closed some two years ago and we promised our amazing supporters in Plymouth that we would be back, as soon as we found the right premises which fitted our model.  That time is now.”

She added “Our Armada...



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