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Archive for October, 2015

5 Halloween Fundraising Ideas for the Office

Posted by on October 28th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity

With that time of the year looming upon us once again, whoever said that Halloween was just for kids? Halloween is a great excuse to do something different in the office, have a bit of fun, and raise a bit of money for charity at the same time. To get you started we have put together a few ideas that you and the office can try out this year…


  1. Sponsored Zombi-thon

Ever imagined what a zombie apocalypse would look like in your office? If the answer is “yes” then here is your chance to witness it first-hand. Encourage all members of the...

Exeter Airbase Visit Testimonials

Posted by on October 21st 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising, General charity, Patients

Exeter Airbase Visit Testimonials

On rare occasions we are able to get some of our patients, outstanding fundraisers and volunteers together to visit our airbases and learn more about the service they have needed to use, or are supporting in some way. Due to patient confidentiality, we don't know who we airlift, so when our patients get in touch, we are fortunately able to offer them a visit to see the helicopter and meet the crew under far more controlled conditions. 

Here are just a couple of examples of the experiences our patients and supporters had at a recent visit to our Exeter Airbase: 


“It was...

DAAT Announces New Tavistock Shop Opening

Posted by on October 20th 2015 in Retail

DAAT Announces New Tavistock Shop Opening

Excitement is building in Tavistock, as Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) prepares to open a new shop in town. DAAT’s Tavistock location will be its 16th shop in the county, and will open its doors on 7th November.

Martin Bell, DAAT Retail Director said, “We’ve been looking for a shop in Tavistock for many years but haven’t been able to find the right property to fit our tried and tested retail model. When we came across the premises at 9 Market Street we knew it was exactly what we were looking for.”

He added, “Retail derived income has been playing...

Fireworks Support Local Causes with Undercover Theme

Posted by on October 19th 2015 in Events, Fundraising

Fireworks Support Local Causes with Undercover Theme

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) is delighted to once again be a beneficiary for the Exeter Round Table’s Fireworks Display on 5th November 2015 at Westpoint, Exeter. This is the third year that the Round Table have chosen to support DAAT.               

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director at Devon Air Ambulance Trust says, “We truly enjoy being a part of this event and thank Exeter Round Table for their continued support. The funds raised from the this event every year help us to save lives, and that is something to be proud of. It’s always...

Book on a Onelife training course and donate to us

Posted by on October 19th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, Retail

Book on a Onelife training course and donate to us

Are you looking for a training course for your employees or yourself?  Why not see if Onelife Training has what you are looking for?

If you quote 'Devon AIr Ambulance' on booking Onelife Training will make a donation of £10 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust!

Courses vary from first aid, manual handling, food safety, health & safety, and many more!

To find out what courses are currently available click here.  

Forthcoming events:

Date Course Location Cost 27 Oct
3/16/26 Nov EFAW (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £89 4 Nov Food Safety (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £61 5 Nov/14 Dec Health & Safety (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £61 6 Nov/11 Dec Asbestos Awareness (one day) Exeter - Marsh...

Charity CEO recognised in National Awards

Posted by on October 15th 2015 in business on board, Fundraising, General charity

Charity CEO recognised in National Awards

Heléna Holt, CEO of Devon Air Ambulance Trust, last night received national recognition when she picked up the first runner up prize in the ‘Boss of the Year’ category at the Executive PA Magazine Annual Awards held at the Institute of Directors in London.

Heléna said “I was honoured to have been nominated by my Executive Assistant Melanie Stevens for this prestigious national award.  I never imagined I would be shortlisted, let alone be the first runner up.”

Melanie Stevens added “We spend such a lot of time at work that to have a good working relationship with your boss, especially in...

A New Charity Partner

Posted by on October 14th 2015 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

A New Charity Partner

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) is proud to announce its selection as one of South West Water’s charitable partners for the next 3 years. DAAT’s selection follows a staff vote.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director at Devon Air Ambulance Trust, says “We are delighted that South West Water has chosen us to be a charity partner over the next few years. We can proudly say that South West Water’s grant is helping us to save lives in our community”.

South West Water’s Head of Communications Alan Hyde said “We already support the communities we serve in many different ways, from education and...

Family Photos Found

Posted by on October 12th 2015 in Retail

Family Photos Found

Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s Topsham Shop recently received a donation of an old tin that was more than meets the eye.

Inside were family photographs dating from the early 1900’s up to the 1970’s. One of the older photographs was taken in Exeter.

Sarah Woolfenden, the shop’s manager, said “ It seemed very sad that pictures of several generations of ancestors may be lost forever. Sometimes we get items donated that were not intended for us. If the donor signs up for Gift Aid we can trace them, but unfortunately in this case we don’t have any details”.

Sarah is using social media...

Grand Summer Draw Winners Announced

Posted by on October 6th 2015 in Fundraising

Grand Summer Draw Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year's Grand Summer Draw.

Congratulations to:

Mr White of Combe Martin who wins 1st prize of a brand new Mazda 2 thanks to kind support from Vospers Mazda.

Mr Cherrill of Halwill Junction who wins the 2nd prize of £500

Miss Graham of Crediton who wins the 3rd prize of £100.

Well done tp the lucky winners and thank you to everyone who took part.  You helped us raise £51,161.50 in ticket sales and donations!

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