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Archive for April, 2014

Bridgerule Open Gardens open for Local Air Ambulances

Posted by on April 30th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

Bridgerule Open Gardens offers a day filled with flora and fauna with proceeds shared equally between Devon Air Ambulance Trust and the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.

Eight Gardens will be open for viewing; three of them are new this year. Walking through the floral selection will be a feast for the eyes with a watermill and lakes that can be viewed alongside the perennials. 

Tea and coffee will be available at most gardens. Light lunches will also be available, along with cream teas from St Bridget’s Church and a cake stall from the Methodist chapel. Plants, produce, and preserves...

Jasper saves the day

Posted by on April 29th 2014 in Patients

Among the guests at a recent open day hosted by Devon Air Ambulance at their Eaglescott Airbase was Jasper, the beloved black labrador owned by Laura and Malcolm Thomas of Bridford, in the Teign Valley. Jasper was a guest of honour and was recently the recipient of an award by animal charity, PDSA.

PDSA’s Animal Bravery Awards programme recognises the contributions made by animals in society and the PDSA Commendation for Animal Bravery and Devotion was awarded to Jasper in recognition of his potentially lifesaving actions when his owner, Malcolm Thomas, collapsed unconscious outside the family home, hitting his head when...

Still time to enter into this fantastic bike ride

Posted by on April 25th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

Still time to enter into this fantastic bike opportunity. A great family day and 50% of all monies raised for

Find out what Daisy likes about volunteering with�¢?�¦

Posted by on April 25th 2014 in Volunteering

Find out what Daisy likes about volunteering with us #volunteers #volunteering

Would you like to join our head office team

Posted by on April 24th 2014 in General charity

Would you like to join our head office team? We’re looking for a volunteer receptionist for Mondays and Wednesdays RO


Gardens with own railway open to support Charity

Posted by on April 22nd 2014 in Events, Fundraising

Gardens with own railway open to support Devon’s Air Ambulances

Roger and Barbara Stimpson live in Honiton, and despite health problems are once again opening their garden in order to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance.

However this isn’t just any garden, as they have a very special G:Gauge (which is now digital) in their garden too, which was built by Barbara.  The garden has also been created over the past 10 years and has recently been re-laid.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director said “We would like to thank the Stimpsons for once again opening their garden and model railway to the public, in...

Jack and Sarahs Easter Canoeing Adventure

Posted by on April 17th 2014 in Fundraising

Jack is an experienced paddler, having have taken part in the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race 9 times.  This year however he has taken up the challenge with wife Sarah, who is doing the Race for the first time. They are raising money for Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Jack, owner of Positive Jack, has worked with the senior leadership team of Devon Air Ambulance Trust, specialising in motivational speaking, business and educational development.

The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race is an extreme test of endurance, mental and physical stamina, self-awareness, planning and control.  

Jack said “We are canoeing 125 miles...

Grandparents say thank you by volunteering and fundraising

Posted by on April 16th 2014 in Fundraising, Patients, Volunteering

Gillian and Mike Sexton from Tipton St John, near Sidmouth are Devon Air Ambulance Trust volunteers. They are also organising an event at the Exeter Golf & Country Club on Saturday 7 June in order to raise additional funds, as their way to say a very personal thank you.

Gillian explains “Our eldest grandson Callum was airlifted by Air Ambulance just hours after his home birth, after developing breathing problems.  Thankfully after spending the day in hospital undergoing tests he was given a clean bill of health and allowed back home.  It was, nonetheless, a very worrying time for his parents,...

Alice tells moving story

Posted by on April 11th 2014 in Patients

We received this lovely message on Facebook from 19 year old Alice who was airlifted when she was just a toddler. Alice gave us permission to share it with you all. Thanks so much Alice. We needed tissues in the office when reading and we are so grateful to you for getting in touch and sharing your experiences.

Alice said "Hello, This is my puppy 'mousey' supporting Devon Air Ambulance Trust. 

When I was 16 months old I sneaked out of my baby-sitter's home & I fell into a pond, I was discovered over ten minutes after being face down, the Devon...

Riverside Beer & Folk Festival this October- tâ?¦

Posted by on April 9th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

Riverside Beer & Folk Festival this October- tickets/pitches now available #SouthMolton

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