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Archive for December, 2014

Devon Air Ambulance Trust celebrates 2014 - letter to editors

Posted by on December 29th 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion, Operational, Patients

Devon Air Ambulance Trust celebrates 2014 - letter to editors

At the end of every year, when we step back and look at what we have achieved I am always astounded at the amazing things that the community and businesses alike do in order to ensure their Air Ambulances have enough funding to keep flying. Thank you so much for your continued support.

This year has been yet another extraordinary one not only from a fundraising perspective but also in relation to operational developments.

We became truly independent in 2014.  The Charity through, its Trading Company, already owns both of our EC135 helicopters but in the past always relied on an external...

ABode gives Christmas Cheer to Air Ambulance Crew

Posted by on December 23rd 2014 in business on board, General charity, Operational

ABode gives Christmas Cheer to Air Ambulance Crew

There are many people who work over the Christmas and New Year period, due to the nature of their job.  Devon Air Ambulance crews, along with all other ambulance and emergency services are no different.

Heléna Holt, Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “I would like to thank Matt Collins and Michael Caines of ABode who have gone that extra mile and are cooking and delivering our Exeter on duty crew with a special festive lunch on Christmas Day. This is an amazing and generous thing to do and really does encompass the true spirit of Christmas, where we...

New Finance Director at Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on December 19th 2014 in business on board, General charity

New Finance Director at Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) has appointed Chartered Accountant Dave Hawes as its new Finance Director, replacing Steve Tupper who is retiring after 12 years in the role.

Thirty-three year old Dave has previously worked in Sydney for top 10 accountancy practice BDO after qualifying in London with H W Fisher and for the past 5 years has been working in Exeter for Capita Asset Services.

Heléna Holt, DAAT Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to welcome Dave to the Charity. He brings a wealth of experience with him having worked at a high level in several distinguished firms.

“Steve will be a...

Our Lottery goes from strength to strength

Posted by on December 18th 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, Lottery

Our Lottery goes from strength to strength

It’s been quite a year for Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s in house Lottery, who have celebrated 30,000 playing members.

The charity funded service started its own in house lottery in September 2001 and since then it has gone from strength to strength.

The amount raised by DAAT Lottery members effectively this year will pay for 330 life-saving missions.  A huge achievement.

In 2013 sales of the Lottery equated to £1.35 million with over £900,000 donated back to the Trust (272 missions) after the deduction of the prize fund and minimal administration charges.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “Our first...

Businesses on Board 2014

Posted by on December 12th 2014 in business on board

Businesses on Board 2014

What an amazing year it's been with our fantastic business on board supporters.  Here's a round up in photos.
 

Devon Air Ambulance Trust to benefit from Chancellor's Autumn statement

Posted by on December 4th 2014 in General charity

Devon Air Ambulance Trust to benefit from Chancellor's Autumn statement

Devon Air Ambulance Trust were pleased to hear that the Chancellor  George Osborne today announced as part of his Autumn Statement that charities who work as part of the Emergency Response Services would receive VAT relief.  At the same time he also announced there would be a further £7.5 million pot of money in support of Air Ambulance charities across the UK.

Heléna Holt, Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We were delighted to hear the news which will really make a difference to all Air Ambulance charities in the UK.  It means that every penny donated by our...

Charity shop in Heavitree reopening after refurbishment

Posted by on December 2nd 2014 in Fundraising, Retail, Volunteering

Charity shop in Heavitree reopening after refurbishment

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is delighted to be reopening their Heavitree, Exeter charity shop on Saturday 6 December at 10am.

Martin Bell, Retail Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We are often asked why we spend money on refurbishing our shops.  There are many reasons for this.  In the case of our Heavitree shop we are at the end of the current lease so we are obliged to ensure that the premises are fit for purpose. We plan to continue trading from these premises for many years to come. Therefore at the same time replacing the lighting and heating to...



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