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Equine Fair supports Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on September 19th 2017 in Charity of the year, Events

Equine Fair supports Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) which is celebrating 25 years of service is the chosen charity for the Westcountry Equine Fair 2017.

The Westcountry Equine Fair, (Westpoint, Exeter on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December) now in its twenty first year, hosts a wide selection of educational, competitive and entertaining demonstrations in the indoor arena including: Beverley Brightman sponsored by Horsehage (dressage rider & trainer); Alexander Bragg event rider (Sunday); Grant Bazin – The horseman; Junior Show Jumping; a native breed parade and many more.

There will also be the BETA sponsored Equestrian Knowledge Zone. You can ask advice from a selection...

Calling All Heroes!

Posted by on September 8th 2017 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Be a Hero

As part of National Air Ambulance week (NAAW), from 11 to 17 September Devon Air Ambulance is looking for your support! This annual event helps to raise awareness about the vital and lifesaving work that is carried out by air ambulances across the UK, with charities like ours receiving additional support from local communities, businesses and individuals.

This year, Devon Air Ambulance is inviting our supporters to hold their very own Be a Hero day.

Devon Air Ambulance’s Be a Hero Day is a great way to fundraise, whether it’s in your school, college or business. To get involved, all you need...

Exeter College Raises a Record Breaking £21k for local charity Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on September 4th 2017 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Exeter College Raises a Record Breaking £21k for local charity Devon Air Ambulance

Students and staff at Exeter College have raised more than £21,000 for local charity Devon Air Ambulance Trust – the most ever raised for a college charity.

In total, they have raised an amazing £21,313 since September 2016, far exceeding their target of £15,000. It has been a whole college effort with a wide variety of events taking place including the annual Festival of Carols, sponsored skydives, cycle challenges and the more traditional bake sales and fairs.

Students and staff recently presented a cheque to the charity. Much of the fundraising has also been led by Exeter College’s Student...

Celebrating 25 years of lifesaving service

Posted by on August 29th 2017 in General charity

Celebrating 25 years of lifesaving service

Devon Air Ambulance will be celebrating 25 years of lifesaving service in style at Darts Farm this September.  Why not pop 9 September in your diary now to make sure you don’t miss coming along and enjoying the fun from 9.30am to 4pm.

Heléna Holt, CEO of Devon Air Ambulance said “It’s hard to believe the service is approaching 25 years of service. In that time we have flown over 24,500 lifesaving missions.

She added “It’s important to us to remember our roots. Devon Air Ambulance was born from great sadness.  Ann Ralli tragically lost her son Ceri, aged just 18, in...

How Technology has changed over the past 25 years.

Posted by on August 25th 2017 in General discussion

How Technology has changed over the past 25 years.

 

Devon Air Ambulance is delighted to be celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Twenty five years ago on 27 August 1992 our first mission was flown.  At this time our aircrew only flew five days a week. Since then we have continued to make great strides as a service putting us in a position where we are now able to reach any emergency situation in the county quickly; from the moors to the shores.

We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary with our ‘Say it with Silver’ campaign which is helping to raise the vital funds needed to keep Devon’s Air Ambulances flying and...

Summer Celebration BBQ success for the Hermitage Inn

Posted by on August 14th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Summer Celebration BBQ success for the Hermitage Inn

On Sunday 16th July 2017, The Hermitage Inn, a delightful local pub in the estuary town of Kingsbridge, held a Summer Celebration BBQ in support of Devon Air Ambulance and The Royal Voluntary Service.

With live music performed in the beautiful garden by Totnes based duo ‘The Craving’ and solo performer Crystal, and with the sun shining all afternoon the well-attended event was enjoyed by all.

The BBQ raised £69.34 for Devon Air Ambulance, bringing the Hermitage Inn’s overall fundraising to a fantastic £690.15.

Land lady Anna McKenna stated “It’s always great to see people...

Cycling Challenge; One woman’s mission to thank three charities that helped save her life

Posted by on August 10th 2017 in Fundraising, Patients

Cycling Challenge; One woman’s mission to thank three charities that helped save her life

On the 18th August 2017, Eleanor Browne will be setting off from Plymouth, on a solo cycling challenge all the way to Bristol. After a near-fatal paragliding accident in 2014, this cycle challenge will highlight the excellent work of three charities that saved Eleanor’s life and helped her learn to walk again; Devon Air Ambulance (DAA), Plym Neurological Rehab Unit, and the Southmead Hospital Intensive Care Unit in Bristol.

Eleanor will set off from the Plym Neurological Rehab Unit at Mount Gould Hospital on 18th August, cheered on by some of the staff that treated her during...

Foresters Friendly Society partner with UK Air Ambulances as Charity of the Year

Posted by on August 9th 2017 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Foresters Friendly Society partner with UK Air Ambulances as Charity of the Year

Foresters Friendly Society, the Southampton-based member-owned mutual society, have chosen to support the Association of Air Ambulances Charity (AAAC) as their Charity of the Year for the 2017/18 period. Launched on 26th June, the partnership will run until next year’s Annual General Meeting and support the UK’s Air Ambulance Charities. A number of products such as calendars, pins, ties, bugs, magnets and tea towels have been produced and will be on sale at events throughout the year. Foresters Friendly Society have had a number of successful charity partnerships in previous years.

Cheryl Eagleson, the newly elected President of...

Black Torrington Bicycle Club sponsored cycle for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on August 4th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Black Torrington Bicycle Club sponsored cycle for Devon Air Ambulance

5 members of the Black Torrington Bicycle Club completed a 92-mile cycle in support of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA).

Team members John, Mary, Steve, Polly and Ian set off from Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 1st July 2017 and reached their destination of Ilfracombe in just 11 hours. The team raised £1257.32 in sponsorship with Gift Aid still to be claimed.

The team were supported by Sally and her horsebox George, providing refreshments and repairs on route, as well as transport the bicycles to the start and from the finish. 

Thanks goes to Morrisons of Tavistock and...

The Lord Mayor of Exeter to attend the Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir Concert at Exeter Cathedral

Posted by on August 2nd 2017 in Events, Fundraising

The Lord Mayor of Exeter to attend the Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir Concert at Exeter Cathedral

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Lesley Robson, will be in attendance at the Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir’s (BSMVC) Concert on Saturday 5th August at Exeter Cathedral.

The gala Concert, which is being held in support of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) in celebration of their 25th year of service, is sure to be a sensational event. Tickets are on sale at Exeter Cathedral box office at £15 for front nave and £12 for side and rear nave, with concession discounts at £10 and £8 for students, £6 and £5 for children.

The concert, at 7:30pm on...



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