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Archive for February, 2016

A Great Way to Give

Posted by on February 17th 2016 in General charity, Retail

Caroline Ryan has been dropping off donations to Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT)’s Topsham shop since 2009, and little did she know what a difference she would be making by having the occasional clear out.

To date, Caroline’s donated items have raised £890.50 and with the Gift Aid claimed, well over £1000 for the Charity.

Caroline says, “I have a clear out every now and then. I recently had a declutter of the house and was pleased to know that items I no longer had use for could find a good home elsewhere by donating. It also makes it easier to pass...

Air Ambulance start-up process

Posted by on February 16th 2016 in Operational

Nigel Hare Ground Ops Director Devon Air Ambulance

In my last photo blog I mentioned how the use of Personal Protective Equipment helped us to ensure we deliver our service safely.

This week I will share with you the procedure we undertake each time we start up the air ambulance which will provide a useful insight on how we also use defined processes to support the safe delivery of our service.

When we attend an incident where we treat a patient and fly them to hospital we actually undertake 3 ‘sectors’, a sector being a flight between the moment we take off the ground through to when we land again....

We are Moving in Exmouth!

Posted by on February 9th 2016 in Retail

We’re moving! Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) is excited to announce that we are relocating our charity shop in Exmouth to larger premises.  Our new store will be located at 26 Chapel Street in Exmouth and opens on 20th February at 10am.  Our current location will be shutting its doors on 17th February to prepare for the move.

Martin Bell, DAAT’s Retail Director, says, “Our Exmouth branch became a discount shop in July 2013 and proved to be a huge success. We realised the necessity to move our store to a larger location to accommodate this growth and are very much...

Keeping Operations Organised

Posted by on February 8th 2016 in Operational

Keeping Operations Organised

Catherine Moss-Crump (centre) is our Executive Assistant to our Operations Director and helps to keep our growing Ops team organised. We sat down to chat more about her role:  

How did you come to work for DAAT?

In March 2015 I saw the Trust were advertising for the position of Executive Assistant to the Operations Director. The role appealed to my organised nature, my friends regularly tease me that I have lists for my lists, so I thought the position would be a good fit. At the time I was working as a Health Researcher and I felt it was time for a...

Benchball Choose Charity of the Year

Posted by on February 3rd 2016 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

The University of Exeter Benchball Society are proud to announce Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) as their chosen Charity for the current academic year.  Following taking part in Exeter’s Rock Solid Race and volunteering for the Trust at Run or Dye’s Exeter event in 2015, the society decided to not only continue, but to increase their support of the Trust this year.

The Society’s personal connection to DAAT provides the reasoning for their support. President Jodie Hoskin was in need of one of Devon’s Air Ambulances back in 2011, when she was airlifted from Dartmoor. Jodie’s airlift coupled with witnessing the...

Tozers Solicitors Raise £13,500 through Diverse Support

Posted by on February 1st 2016 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising

Tozers Solicitors Raise £13,500 through Diverse Support

Following two years of tremendous support, Tozers Solicitors LLP have reason to celebrate, raising £13,500 for Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).

The partners at Tozers decided to nominate DAAT as their chosen charity back in 2014, not least because one of them had been previously airlifted as a result of an equestrian accident. Having a first-hand experience of the vital service the Charity provides, the Solicitors began their varied support.

The year was full of fundraising from a bake-off to an indoor cycling challenge, taking part in DAAT’s Motorcycle Ride Out and the Royal Marines Commando Challenge (an event shared by DAAT...

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