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Archive for December, 2015

Will writing services

Posted by on December 29th 2015 in General charity, General discussion

We have recently received calls from members of the public and supporters about a team of ‘Air Ambulance’ canvassers operating in the Devon area. These canvassers are offering a will writing service in exchange for a charitable donation.  Some callers were under the impression that they had made a donation to Devon Air Ambulance. We would like to take this opportunity to clarify that these canvassers do not represent Devon Air Ambulance Trust nor will any charitable donation be received by us.

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is proud to be a member of the Fundraising Standards Board meaning we have made...

Retired pilot Rob Mackie takes on new role

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

Retired pilot Rob Mackie takes on new role

What do I do now?
When I retired from operational flying for the Devon Air Ambulance in September 2015, I did wonder initially what I was going to do next!

However, DAAT had been awarded their own Air Operators Certificate (AOC) in 2014 and one of my roles at that time was Safety Manager. This was a job I loved, having lots of interest in flight safety, and that seemed the ideal role for me to continue in. As I have a lot of experience in that field it also meant I was able to share that experience with colleagues and...

Alcoa Howmet Celebrate 12 Years of Support

Posted by on December 14th 2015 in Fundraising

When Alcoa Howmet began supporting Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) back in 2003, the company probably wouldn’t have expected that 12 years later they would be celebrating raising around £41,000 for the Charity.

Alcoa Howmet casting operations, based in Sowton, Exeter, are one of the world’s leading producers of complex investment-cast turbine airfoils. Their support of DAAT began with collection boxes in the canteen, which still remain today.  Alcoa Howmet then diversified their contributions taking part in DAAT’s own in-house lottery through their payroll, granting ACTION grants, Alcoans in Motion Grants from Alcoa Foundation, along with Union donations as well.


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