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Archive for September, 2016

Air Ambulance challenges Devon businesses to tame the dragons

Posted by on September 9th 2016 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Air Ambulance challenges Devon businesses to tame the dragons

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is to hold its third Dragon Boat Festival on the River Exe on Sunday 25 September and is calling on businesses across the county to enter this colourful and exciting team event.

Boats with their traditional Chinese dragon mastheads hold 16-18 kayak-style paddlers, plus a helmsman to steer and a drummer to pace the crew.  They race in heats along the spectator-friendly Exeter Quayside until two are left to compete in the final. 

DAA Fundraising Director Caroline Creer said: “It’s a noisy and frenetic spectacle with lots of drum-banging, splashing and shouting as teams urge their crewmates on....

Bake off for take off - get baking

Posted by on September 9th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Bake off for take off

Fundraisers at Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) are anticipating that National Air Ambulance Week later this month will be a good time to take advantage of the country’s current obsession with baking.

The Charity has launched its own ‘Bake off for take off’ campaign encouraging supporters to get into the kitchen, break out the flour, eggs, icing sugar and piping bags and get baking for a good cause.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director at DAA said: “We always want fundraising efforts to be fun and what better way to enjoy yourself while making money than trying your hand at baking.  The huge success of...

Top 5 Dragon Boat Races from Around the World

Posted by on September 5th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General discussion

Top 5 Dragon Boat Races from Around the World

It’s our DAA Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday 25th September, so there’s less than 3 weeks to go until you can enjoy the exciting spectacle of dragon boat racing! Dragon boat racing has a rich and mystical history, and it is now participated in across the globe- including right here in Devon! With colourful designs, drumming and furious paddling, here are some of our favourite dragon boat races from around the world.

 

1. IDBF World Dragon Boat Championship 2015 – 500m Grand Final

The International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) is recognised as the world governing body for dragon boat racing, hosting some of...

50 Classic Cars tour Plympton to Yelverton in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on September 2nd 2016 in Events, Fundraising

50 Classic Cars tour Plympton to Yelverton in support of Devon Air Ambulance

A procession of more than 50 classic cars will tour a 100 mile route from Plympton to Yelverton in support of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust (CAAT) on Sunday 18th September.

Organised by the Tamar Valley MG Owners Club, the ‘People & Places’ Classic Car Run 2016 is free for spectators and is a major event for the classic car calendar with a fantastic selection of MGs and other classics in attendance.

The cars will assemble at Finla Coffee, Ridgeway in Plympton, from 8am and the first car will be flagged away to start the...

Are you celebrating 25 years in 2017?

Posted by on September 1st 2016 in Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Are you celebrating 25 years in 2017?

Will your business be celebrating a 25th anniversary next year? Maybe you have a 25th wedding anniversary or you’ll be 25 years old?

On its birthday this year Devon Air Ambulance will be launching its ‘Say it with Silver’ campaign, looking for anyone celebrating a 25th next year to get in touch and pledge support to raise funds for the Charity.

Heléna Holt, CEO of Devon Air Ambulance said “On 27 August 2017 we will be celebrating 25 years of service to the county.  Why not get involved?  You don’t have a 25th celebration next year. You could help us celebrate ours by...



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