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 be promoting legacy giving to charities through his talks on inheritance planning and making a Will. Ian has also prepared an information sheet detailing the correct details for anyone wishing to benefit DAAT in their will and this is available either from our fundraising department or East Devon Law direct.
DAAT’s Fundraising Director Caroline Creer, said: “Ian is a committed fundraiser for charity with a long history of voluntary and pro-bono work. By giving talks on the legal issues that people need to know, he has come up with a brilliant way of doing something really practical while raising funds for DAAT and creating more awareness of what we do.”
“I’d urge any group, club or society who would like a talk on legal issues from a professional lawyer to get in touch with him.”
Ian Hunt added: “As a keen hillwalker, mountain leader & Ten Tors leader, as well as being an assistant Scout leader, I am only too aware that the beauty of Devon can also be the undoing for the ill-prepared walker. It is at these times that we should be very grateful that we have the wonderful service of the Devon Air Ambulance which can reach most of the county within 15 minutes from its two bases.”
“However, without the support of the public these services can’t function and as someone who loves and enjoys the outdoors I have the opportunity to support and promote the essential work they do. I know I can use my professional skills to good effect to support DAAT in a number of ways and am delighted to be involved in assisting the Charity.”
East Devon Law is the only Trading Standards approved legal service provider in Devon and Somerset and is a member of the “Buy with Confidence Scheme”.