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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...

We're celebrating becoming the first Air Ambulance Living Wage employer

Posted by on February 24th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion

We're celebrating becoming the first Air Ambulance Living Wage employer

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is delighted to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Heléna Holt, Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust, said “Without our fantastic team of staff and all our volunteers, we would not be able to sustain and deliver our life-saving service.  We pride ourselves on being a good employer and a forward thinking Charity.  We are delighted therefore to be the first Air Ambulance charity in the country to be accredited as a Living Wage employer.  This shows that we value all our staff and their wellbeing and we are committed to ensuring they all...

The Air Ambulance Paramedic Blog

Posted by on February 12th 2015 in General charity, General discussion, Operational

The Air Ambulance Paramedic Blog

Have you signed up or read The Air Ambulance Paramedic blog posts by our newest paramedic Dave Dungay yet?

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 clinical development is available at theairambulanceparamedic.wordpress.com

Bostin' Days CD

Posted by on February 10th 2015 in Fundraising

Bostin' Days CD

Bostin’ Days is a Levellers tribute album featuring tracks by over 30 artists to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. The Levellers host their annual music festival, Beautiful Days, in August at Escot Park near Exeter. In 2014, an accident occurred on the final day of the festival while some structures on the site were being dismantled. Devon Air Ambulance Trust's helicopters were dispatched to airlift the two injured people to hospital.

Members of the Beautiful Days Chat Facebook group were very grateful for the help of the service, and wanted to do something in return.

The Bostin’ Days album was conceived by...

Calling keen photographers

Posted by on February 6th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity, Retail

Calling keen photographers

Calling keen photographers ...Have you got some great photos of Devon locations that you might like featured on one of our 2015 Christmas cards? The photos will be turned into a painting.

We're looking for photos of iconic and beautiful Devon locations - for example it could be a village street in North Devon, Torquay sea front, Exeter Cathedral or Tavistock town square. We would like a card for each of the East, North, South, West areas.

There's no prize but we will make sure that your name as 'Photo supplied by ...' will be on every single...

Steve Knightley Plays Charity Gig for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on January 28th 2015 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Steve Knightley Plays Charity Gig for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Celebrated acoustic musician, Steve Knightley, kicked off his 2015 Grow your own Gig tour at Newton St Cyres Parish Hall in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) on 15th January. Organised by Exeter Eastgate Rotary Club, the gig contributed to the Rotary’s fundraising, as they have chosen DAAT as their Charity they wish to support during their President’s year.

Nicola Baker, President of Exeter Eastgate said, “It was truly an amazing evening and a brilliant way to promote the work of DAAT & Rotary”.

The lively evening not only included the music, but also a raffle, a bar serving...

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