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Archive for March, 2014

VAT on Fuel exemption for Air Ambulances

Posted by on March 19th 2014 in General charity, Operational

Heléna Holt Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said "We're delighted to hear that the Air Ambulance community has been supported through the budget today with regard to VAT on fuel."

"As we own both of our aircraft, via our trading company, we are fortunate enough to be able to claim our VAT back in any event. But we are obviously pleased for our other Air Ambulance charity colleagues."

Easter Saturday 19 April is Ruby Country Market Day

Posted by on March 10th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

The Ruby Country Market brings together growers, producers, traders and artisans from all over the West Country.  It was established in 2012 as a showcase for local businesses and has quickly become one of the largest traditional markets in the South West.  It is held three times a year, always on a Saturday from 9am-2pm, on a purpose-built site in the market town of Hatherleigh, Devon.  A donation from all parking fees will be made to Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).

Stallholders number around 200 and trade from outside gazebos and inside hall space which, in some cases, is uniquely divided...

We are now fully independent

Posted by on March 7th 2014 in Operational

This week Devon’s Air Ambulances are celebrating becoming truly independent and self-sufficient.

The Charity, through its operating arm Devon Air Ambulance Trading Company Limited, has been awarded their own Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), something the Charity have previously relied on other agencies to hold and operate on their behalf.

Nigel Hare, Operations Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “After a rigorous registration process we are proud to announce we have been awarded our own AOC.

The CAA only award this to an organisation once they have clearly demonstrated they meet the all of the stringent operating...

Lend Lease supports Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on March 7th 2014 in business on board, Events, Fundraising, Operational, Patients

Devon Air Ambulance Trust's Fundraising Director Caroline Creer made a special visit to Lend Lease's London offices last week to collect a cheque for £10,000, raised at the Guvnors Club Christmas Charity Ball. The Guvnors Club is an internal club in Lend Lease which has been going for 84 years and organises various events for its members and raises money for charity..

Lend Lease is the global international property and infrastructure group behind some of London's largest mixed-use regeneration projects, such as the transformation of Elephant and Castle and The International Quarter in Stratford.

Katrina Lamberton, Project Manager at Lend Lease and...

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