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Archive for May, 2015

Its National Volunteers Week Next Week

Posted by on May 28th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion, Volunteering

Its National Volunteers Week Next Week

The Devon Air Ambulance Trust are planning many exciting events to celebrate Volunteers’ Week this year.

Volunteer Coordinator Rosey Oakes said “We have hundreds of volunteers beavering away across the county and they play a crucial role in keeping our two helicopters flying.  National Volunteers’ Week is an opportunity to say thank you to them – so we’re having tea parties, special window displays and a special  invitation-only visit to our Airbase to meet the crew!

We are always looking for new volunteers and currently need people to help in various roles across Devon.  Every volunteer is invaluable to us, so if...

10 Steps To Planning A Successful Fundraising Event

Posted by on May 26th 2015 in Fundraising

Here at Devon Air Ambulance we have a wealth of experience to make your fundraising event a success so please contact us for advice – we’re more than happy to help!

  1. Plan your activity - The key to a successful fundraising event is to know what you want to achieve.


  2. Timing  - Give yourself lots of time to organise your event. The longer the better as it will ensure you get everything right.
  3. Organise  - Write yourself a plan.  A what, where, when, who you will need to help make it successful will help you greatly in ensuring your event runs smoothly.
  4. Set targets – Set...

Air Ambulance praises Trago Mills

Posted by on May 26th 2015 in business on board, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Air Ambulance praises Trago Mills

Organisers of the 10th Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) Motorcycle Ride Out are praising the support given to the event by Trago Mills at Newton Abbot who are providing free use of their land for the 1000 or so entrants for the annual fundraiser.

The Ride Out will start on 12 July at Trago Mills will take a meandering 83 mile course across some beautiful Devon countryside before finishing at the Den in Teignmouth for an afternoon of live music, trade shows and hundreds of bikes to admire.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said: “There are not too...

Grand Summer Draw aims to top �£500,000

Posted by on May 19th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Grand Summer Draw aims to top �£500,000

Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s Grand Summer Draw tickets are now on sale, with a first prize of a Mazda2 75PS SE and two further cash prizes of £500 and £100 respectively.

Now in its eighth year the Charity are delighted to be continuing their partnership with Peter Vosper and Devon based Vospers Mazda, who are great supporters.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We would like to thank Peter Vosper and Vospers Mazda for their continued support of the Charity.  Providing the car at a substantially reduced rate to us really does make a huge difference and means...

Could you take on the dragons in 2015?

Posted by on May 19th 2015 in business on board, Events, Fundraising, General charity

This event has now passed, but keep an eye on our events page for the latest news on Dragon Boat racing in Exeter.

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) is set to hold its second Dragon Boat Festival on the River Exe on Sunday 27 September.  After such a fantastic maiden voyage last year, it has now truly earned a place in the Charity’s annual calendar.

DAAT Fundraising Director Caroline Creer said: “Our first Dragon Boat Festival last year was a great success and we know many of last year’s teams are looking forward to taking on the dragon again! A few of...

2015 Events in Devon with Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT)

Posted by on May 7th 2015 in Events

Devon Air Ambulance Trust don’t organise many events themselves, instead they mainly support the fantastic community of fundraisers across Devon with their own events.  Assistance with these events comes in many forms, from helping with PR (including social media and providing posters), to arranging for a Devon Air Ambulance Trust volunteer representative to attend.

There are a few key events that the Charity does organise every year in Devon, and we would love your support to make them even bigger and better this year!

Motorcycle Ride Out, 2015

One such event is an annual motorcycle ride out which takes motorcyclists on a marshalled journey through...

Row Oar Swim: A Challenge Across the Channel

Posted by on May 1st 2015 in Fundraising

Row Oar Swim: A Challenge Across the Channel

Will Rose and six friends will be taking on an exhilarating challenge all to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). The team of seven will take up rowing for the first time, as they pilot a Cornish Gig across the channel from Ramsgate to Nieuwpoort, Belgium. The distance totals 50 miles; a daunting task for a group who have never rowed a boat before.

The row will commence the first week in October of this year, date dependant on the weather and tide. The idea came about when Will and teammate Rich had to abandon a game of golf...

A Reason to Celebrate

Posted by on May 1st 2015 in Fundraising

A Reason to Celebrate

Ian Brown and sister-in-law Shirley Couch have reason to celebrate following their joint birthday party, in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust.  His 70th and her 60th respectively, saw over £1200 raised for the local Charity at the celebration in Barnstaple.

Supporting the Charity was something they both were inspired to do, having a personal connection to the service. During October of last year, Ian’s colleague Chris was working on a lorry when it rolled and trapped him underneath. Ian was able to lift the lorry off Chris using a fork lift, but the situation called for immediate medical attention. Shortly...



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