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Archive for October, 2016

Double celebrations raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on October 26th 2016 in Fundraising

Double celebrations raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance

September 2016 saw two couples in Morwenstow celebrate significant wedding anniversaries in support of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA).

Bill and Edith Cleave celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary on the 11th September and Valerie and Colin Tape celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary on the 24th. Both couples requested donations to DAA in lieu of gifts and together raised an amazing £1360.

Bill Cleave said “We chose to support Devon Air Ambulance as we are very aware of the importance of this service to our community, over the years people in Morwenstow have been airlifted by them on quite a few...

Winner of Devon Air Ambulanceâ??s Grand Summer Draw 2016 announced

Posted by on October 19th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Winner of Devon Air Ambulanceâ??s Grand Summer Draw 2016 announced

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Grand Summer Draw:

1st Prize – Mazda 2  Mrs Brooks of Essex 2nd Prize - £500  Mr Cole of Seaton 3rd Prize - £100  Ms Dawson of Oldham

Throughout summer 2016 almost 45,000 draw tickets were sold all over the county raising a significant amount of funds for DAA.

Fundraising Director Caroline Creer added “We would like to say huge congratulations to our lucky winners, as well as thank everyone who helped to sell the tickets and thank everyone who bought a ticket.”

Tickets now on sale for Exeter Round Table fireworks in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on October 18th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Tickets now on sale for Exeter Round Table fireworks in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Remember, remember….it’s that time of year again and Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is delighted to once again be working with Exeter Round Table for the 2016 Firework display at Westpoint on Saturday 5th November. 

In anticipation of the release of Rogue One in cinemas this December the theme of this year's display will be Star Wars. As well as being the Largest pyro-musical charity firework display in Devon, there will also be a large fair with lots of thrilling rides, a range of food and drink stalls, and ample free parking. Gates will open at 5:30pm and the fireworks...

5 Tips to Take Better Fireworks Photos!

Posted by on October 12th 2016 in Events, General discussion

5 Tips to Take Better Fireworks Photos!

On 5th November it’s the Exeter Round Table Star Wars themed Fireworks Display, which will raise money for Devon Air Ambulance and other great local causes!

 

However good you might be at taking regular snaps, fireworks bring together a tricky combo of light and dark… which makes it easy to end up with some blurry blobs of light rather than the fantastic spectacle you want to capture. With that in mind, here are our 5 tips to take better firework photos!

 

Choose Your Tools

You might want to leave your antique 1900s camera at home.

 

Before you go anywhere near a firework, you need...

Night Flying and Community Landings

Posted by on October 10th 2016 in General charity, Operational

Night Flying and Community Landings

This time of year the nights are drawing in, but we’re delighted to say that the Devon Air Ambulance service won’t be! Thanks to the help of communities and organisations across Devon, we are now able to start flying into the hours of darkness. So, why is night flying important and how has it been achieved?

 

Why Night Flying?

Devon Air Ambulance has been operating for over 20 years, helping people in need of urgent medical support who often can’t be reached quickly enough by road. Our air ambulances can reach people across the whole of Devon in just minutes, even in...



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