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Archive for May, 2014

Taking the Dive for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on May 27th 2014 in Fundraising

Freya McLeish, 17, participated in her first skydive in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) on 3rd May. A 15,000ft jump from an airplane isn’t for the faint of heart, and Freya proved up to the task. She took on this challenge for the most personal of reasons. “I chose to raise money for DAAT because of my Granddad’s recent heart attack and his involvement with the fantastic DAAT crew”.

Freya’s Grandfather was admitted to North Devon District Hospital back in February with severe chest pains. As his condition worsened, it became apparent that he would need stents fitted to unblock...

New charity shop to open in South Molton

Posted by on May 23rd 2014 in Retail

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is delighted to announce that their 14th charity shop will open on 19 July in South Molton.

Martin Bell, Retail Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We aim to expand the number of shops across the county by two a year.  We recognise the huge support received from the North Devon community, but until now haven’t been able to find the right property to meet our needs.  This of course is due to various factors for example the size of the shop, access, lease terms and of course the cost.”

He added “We’re really looking forward to...

Back by Popular Demand: Bridge Motorcycles Bike Nights

Posted by on May 22nd 2014 in Fundraising

Bridge Motorcycles promise that their Exeter Bike Nights will be even bigger and better this year. Taking place on the last Thursday of every month from April to August, the Bike Nights are free to attend. For every bike that arrives, Bridge will donate £1 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Bike Nights are held at Bridge Motorcycles in Exeter and start at 6pm. Every bike that attends will be given a raffle ticket on entry for a prize draw that promises amazing prizes. The typical Bike Night isn’t just an ordinary meeting of bikers, but rather a gathering of...

Mid Devon Motorcycle Action Group Summer Bike Nights

Posted by on May 15th 2014 in business on board, Fundraising

Mid Devon Motorcycle Action Group are holding their Summer Bike Nights on the third Thursday of each month starting on 15th May. Proceeds in part go to Devon Air Ambulance Trust. As summer rolls in, more daylight and warmer temperatures set the scene for this perfect evening activity for any local biker. Motorcyclists can gather and share their stories of the road and discuss their bikes in detail with likeminded riders.

Summer Bike Nights are held at The Fisherman’s Cot in Bickleigh and start at 7pm. Entry donation of £2 per bike enter riders into a raffle that is drawn...

Kentisbury Open Gardens 2014: A Floral Delight

Posted by on May 14th 2014 in Fundraising

Kentisbury Gardens will be open for viewing on 22nd June 2014 with proceeds in part going to Devon Air Ambulance Trust. Eleven gardens of diverse quality are situated in Central Kentisbury, Kentisbury Ford, and Patchole.

‘Extravagant’ might be the encompassing word to describe these gardens. Orchards, natural grasslands, ponds, streams, vegetable patches, shrubs, azaleas, rhododendrons, various perennials and much more are all on view at this event. Some gardens include plant sales along with other gift purchases, and certain sites will also serve Cream Teas. There is something for everyone who appreciates a gorgeous floral selection at these gardens. 


Torquay Cricket Club Choose Devon Air Ambulance as 2014 Charity of the Year

Posted by on May 12th 2014 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Torquay Cricket Club has chosen Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) as their Charity of the Year for the 2014 season. From the exciting matches to the many other activities they host, such as club nights, part of the proceeds from these events will go to Devon Air Ambulance Trust. 

Supporting a local charity is part of the Club’s ethos, as they stand by the importance of community responsibility. Robert Dickinson (pictured right, with Tracy Owen of Devon Air Ambulance Trust), President of the club, says, “Torquay Cricket Club is very pleased to identify DAAT as our Charity of the...

Calor Rob donates to Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on May 12th 2014 in Fundraising

Rob Woods of Calor is an award winning fundraiser.  His tireless charity work was recently recognised by his employer Calor Gas Ltd, when he was awarded the ‘Malcolm Beacham Memorial Charitable Award 2013’. 

Rob was honoured for his charitable work over the last three years in encouraging hundreds of his co-workers to take part in the annual Commando Challenge event, raising funds for Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF).  Rob has co-ordinated the Calor Commando Challenge team since 2011, working tirelessly to not only convince colleagues to participate, but also managing all of the...

We are the official local charity partner for Exeters Great West Run

Posted by on May 8th 2014 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising

delighted to say that we have been chosen as the Official Local Charity Partner’ for Exeter's Great West Run on 19 October 2014.

We have some bond places up for grabs - does one have your name on it?

If you want to be entered into our ballot we’d love to hear from you. Simply email or write to us at 5 Sandpiper Court, Harrington Lane, Exeter, EX4 8NS marked ‘GWR ballot’.  You should include your full contact details and a short explanation of why you would like to run for Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Maybe you are looking for a personal challenge or...

Flying Colours Art Exhibition Gives Back to the Community

Posted by on May 5th 2014 in Fundraising

Flying Colours Art Exhibition Gives Back to the Community

The Flying Colours Art Group is holding a large exhibition of paintings with proceeds in part going to Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust. Flying Colours consists of three groups of artists from Totnes, Bishopsteignton and Gorran Haven led by Totnes artist and tutor Gayan Oliver.

The art exhibition which promises an exquisite selection of paintings will take place from Tuesday 27 May through Sunday 8 June from 10am to 5pm daily at the picturesque Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey in Torquay. Admission is free.

Organiser Elaine...

Return of Best of the West's 60s Rock Band: Gil Jones and the Summits Reunion Event

Posted by on May 5th 2014 in Fundraising

Return of ‘Best of the West’s’ 60s Rock Band: Gil Jones and The Summits Reunion Event

Gil Jones and The Summits are reuniting after over 50 years for an anniversary “open gig event” combined with band member and rhythm guitarist, Chris Verney’s, 70th birthday bash! Gil and The Summits originate from Barnstaple and in the 60s were rated ‘Best of the West’.

Gil Jones and The Summits will be performing of course at the reunion, with probably 4 of the 5 original members; bassist, John Sweet, now resides in New Zealand. Expect to hear the music of The Shadows, Cliff,...

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