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Archive for January, 2014

Volunteer opportunities for keen drivers

Posted by on January 24th 2014 in General charity, Volunteering

Devon Air Ambulance Trust has an exciting opportunity for lovers of the open road; we’re looking for a team of volunteer drivers to collect and deliver stock between or shops.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is in between jobs, looking to get back into work after a period away, or a retired person who may want to offer a day a week to keep busy.  

Volunteer Support Officer Rosey Oakes said “Volunteering for DAAT is a great way to serve the community and to contribute to our work saving lives every day throughout the county.  We have over...

Devon Air Ambulance Trust launches its own Retail Awards

Posted by on January 15th 2014 in Retail

Last Wednesday saw the first Retail Awards ceremony for Devon Air Ambulance Trust, celebrating retail excellence throughout their 13 charity shops.

Chrissie Peel, Retail Operations Manager of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We are very proud of our charity shops and the standards they set in the community.  We were looking for a way to celebrate our fantastic, hard-working staff and volunteers, and came up with the idea of our own awards.”

She added “2013 was a landmark year for our retail team.  As well as opening two new shops, and a rebranding of another into our first discount shop, in December...

Our Charity Lottery goes from strength to strength

Posted by on January 10th 2014 in Lottery

Across Devon there are almost 29,000 playing members in the Charity’s own Lottery, a fantastic achievement for a lottery which is just 12 years old. 

Caroline Creer of Devon Air Ambulance Trust Lottery said “We are so grateful to the public for their on-going support in what we acknowledge is still hard times for so many people.  The community of Devon as a whole are so supportive of the Charity and we are humbled people continue to join and play our Lottery, as a way to support us on a regular basis.”

Figures published by the Gambling Commission show public support for...

Skating legend Robin Cousins supports Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on January 10th 2014 in business on board, Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) has received a seasonal boost from former Olympic Figure Skating Champion and Head Judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Robin Cousins.

The skating legend is bringing his spectacular new show, ‘ICE’ to Exeter’s Westpoint in February and has arranged for 10% of tickets sales to be donated to the charity where purchasers quote ‘DAAT’ when buying their tickets.  The first 250 supporters who book for the opening night will also be invited to attend a VIP gala reception alongside the cast and crew. 

The show will feature world class skaters from around the globe in a theatrical...

Rotary Club of Exmouth support DAAT through Night of the Proms at Exeter Cathedral

Posted by on January 6th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

The months following Christmas can sometimes be an anticlimax; tearing down the last remainders of tinsel and slowly working your way through a stockpile of chocolate.

Luckily for Devon Air Ambulance Trust, The Rotary Club of Exmouth & District have organised a fabulous event to raise everyone’s spirits.  An uplifting ‘Last Night Of The Rotary Proms’ Concert is planned at Exeter Cathedral – guaranteed to pull us all out of those post-holiday blues.  The event will be held on Saturday 1st March, starting at 7.30pm and will support Devon Air Ambulance Trust along with two other charities. 

With the format echoing the...

Whats your New Years Resolution

Posted by on January 3rd 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, Retail

Have you made any resolutions?  Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s PR Manager Sarah has. She admits to being “a bit of a hoarder”(and that’s an understatement!) so she’s going to have a clear out and donate all of her unwanted items to their charity shops.

Martin Bell, Retail Director said, “New Year is traditionally the time to make those resolutions which we all, of course, keep for just a few days.  Let us help you stick to your resolution – whilst at the same time you could be helping us too!  Maybe you want to de clutter your house like Sarah, or...

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