Be part of Devon Air Ambulance’s first ever virtual event and help to keep us responding! Due to the cancellation of all of our fundraising events and the closure of our shops our fundraising income has been severely affected. Your support will help to maintain our life saving service.

Register

The event

This is a virtual 40 mile Base2Base challenge for you to complete in up to 3 weeks, during 1-21 June 2020.

Complete 40 miles, the distance from our Exeter Airbase to our Eaglescott Airbase, either as part of your daily exercise, setting off from home, or you can complete the challenge at home.

You can run, walk, jog, row, cycle or space hopper your way to the finish. The choice is yours. (Dependant on the equipment you have at home for use).

Please stay safe and be sure to adhere to the government advice with regards to exercise.

Entry pack

How to enter

Simply complete our online entry form via the 'register' button at the top of this page. You can enter either as a household or as an individual with the option to create/join a virtual team; the perfect option for businesses and community groups!

It is FREE to enter but we would be extremely grateful if you would consider making a donation when registering.

Once you have registered you will receive our PDF participants pack with all you need to make the event a great success. 

Raise sponsorship

When registering for this event you will be prompted to create an online giving page using Charity Checkout. This platform works in a similar way to other online giving platforms; you can upload images and posts about your progress and share your page with your friends and family via email and social media. 

Alternatively you can use either Just Giving or Virgin Giving to raise sponsorship:

  • If you go to justgiving.com and search for Devon Air Ambulance, then select our page you’ll see in the top right of the screen an orange 'Fundraise for us' button, click that and you can then create your own page.
  • If you go to virginmoneygiving.com you can select the kind of challenge you are doing, input your details and select Devon Air Ambulance Trust as your chosen charity. 

Connect with Strava

If you’re fundraising using Just Giving you can now connect your online giving page with your Strava account and keep your supporters updated with your progress.

How:

  • Login to your JustGiving account and view the Fundraising Page you wish to connect with. Scroll down slightly on your Fundraising Page and select the ‘Connect Strava’ button. 
  • You’ll then need to login to or register with Strava (it's free!). 
  • Finally, confirm some Strava permissions and select and save your fitness settings/preferences.

Completing the event

Once you've completed the 40 miles email [email protected] using the email subject ‘Base2Base complete’ to let us know. Remember to include evidence of your challenge either by including a photo/video and/or images from your Strava if you used it. Once our fundraising team have received your notification  we will email you a certificate that you can share on your social media. 

Spread the word

If any of your friends or family would like to support Devon Air Ambulance then please share the details of this event with them.

About our service during these challenging times

We are committed to maintaining our service during the current pandemic and our primary objective remains to bring the greatest benefit for our patients and the people of Devon.  Our team have worked extremely hard to tackle the various aviation factors to enable us to resume air operations, whilst continuing to operate our Critical Care Cars, 19 hours a day, crewed by critical and specialist paramedics, who offer an essential service otherwise not available until a patient reaches hospital.