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Archive for March, 2015

JUNK Rubbish to Gold - could you help?

Posted by on March 30th 2015 in Events, Fundraising, General charity, Retail

JUNK Rubbish to Gold - could you help?

We're partnering with the JUNK Rubbish to Gold which is a project launching at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham in November 2015. They are partnering with the Charity by collecting any unsalable, broken, discarded junk jewelry in any condition via all of our charity shops.

Over the course of a one week performance this jewellery will be creatively transformed into objects of desire, by former and current students and the staff at the School of Jewelry. The finished jewelry will be sold with 50% of monies received going back, proportionally by weight, to the charities that have given jewelry to...

Sparkle for Samuel

Posted by on March 18th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity

We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the amazing support of a very special family. It’s hard on some occasions to find the right words to say.

On 28 February the Crocker family’s world was turned upside down after ten year old Samuel was knocked down while on the way to a friend.  Later that night Samuel sadly passed away.  We can’t even start to imagine what his brave family are going through.

Despite all of the above the family are still thinking of others, wanting to support us by asking for donations under #sparkleforsamuel.

We’ve watched the total climb up and...

The Air Ambulance Paramedic - new blog post available

Posted by on March 16th 2015 in General charity, Operational, Patients

The Air Ambulance Paramedic - new blog post available

The Air Ambulance Paramedic is a blog written by our paramedic Dave Dungay.

Dave joined the aircrew at the end of 2014.  He wanted to document his journey from interview to the day to day life of an Air Ambulance paramedic so decided to keep a blog.

The latest instalment on exploring all that Dartmoor has to offer is available at

Civil Aviation Audit passed with flying colours

Posted by on March 16th 2015 in General charity, Operational

Civil Aviation Audit passed with flying colours

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) has just passed its first annual audit by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC).

The AOC means the Charity, under its operating arm Devon Air Ambulance Trading Company Limited, has clearly demonstrated it meets all of the stringent operating and safety competencies required by the CAA.  This includes airworthiness management, training, quality systems, ground infrastructure and finances.

It also requires the appointment of key accountable staff that are responsible for specific safety critical functions such as training, maintenance and operations. DAAT’s Chief Executive Heléna Holt is the AOC’s Accountable Manager.  She said:...

East Devon Law support Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on March 12th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

East Devon Law support Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Fundraisers at Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) are celebrating the announcement that specialist private client law practice, East Devon Law, has continued to support them as its charity of the year.

The Ottery St Mary based firm was founded in 2012 by Chartered Legal Executive and private client law specialist Ian Hunt with the aim of providing affordable and accessible legal advice which is not driven by financial targets.  He already supports DAAT by giving talks to groups and societies on legal issues and requests a donation to DAAT in lieu of any expenses or charge for speaking. He will also...

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