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Archive for December, 2016

Free fireworks display and New Yearâ??s Eve party in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on December 21st 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Free fireworks display and New Yearâ??s Eve party in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Party-goers from Devon looking for a New Year’s Eve event to attend are invited to The Jubilee Inn, near South Molton, for a night of celebrations including free fireworks’ display at midnight and music and dancing throughout the evening to help raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA).

Claire Sellar-Elliott, who co-owns the country inn, restaurant and boutique hotel at West Anstey, with Executive Chef, Sam Salway, said: “We’re holding the event on December 31 to help say ‘thank you’ to all our regular customers and are also hoping that in return for the free entertainment, which includes a...

Devon Air Ambulance benefits from Sanctuaryâ??s donation

Posted by on December 14th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance benefits from Sanctuaryâ??s donation

Devon Air Ambulance was just one of a number of charities to benefit from a generous donation following the closure and sale of Sanctuary Lodge, the Freemason’s home in Moretonhampstead since 1932.

As he presented DAA’s Debbie Gregory with a cheque for £5,000 Lodge Trustee Harry James explained his reason for nominating his local Air Ambulance, “In May 2014 I had need of the Air Ambulance after a rather nasty accident at my home in North Bovey.  I lost two fingers in a battle with a circular saw and I’ll never forget the relief I felt knowing that such help was...

APPGAA Reception hosted at Houses of Parliament

Posted by on December 13th 2016 in Events, General charity, General discussion, Operational

APPGAA Air Ambulance Reception

A reception held by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances (APPGAA) took place on the House of Commons Terrace, Westminster on 28 November 2016. The event, hosted by Chairman of the APPGAA Jim Fitzpatrick MP for Poplar and Limehouse, gave members of both Houses of Parliament the opportunity to meet with representatives from air ambulance charities and ambulance services.

Jim introduced Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Social Society who thanked the APPGAA for all their hard work before addressing the audience.  Rob highlighted the excellent outcome of the Autumn Statement last week where air ambulances were a major beneficiary...

Pilot's update

Posted by on December 7th 2016 in Operational

Captain Richie Tate

As one of the pilots who work for Devon Air Ambulance I thought it would be helpful to share some information with everyone about what progress we have made to date with our landing sites, and some of the challenges we face as pilots when flying at night.

I thought you might also be interested to learn about how our training has been going and some of the real benefits of having our new community landing sites ready to go ‘live’ – something which will really help us to save lives after dark across as many of our communities as possible.

So...

Devon Air Ambulance to receive a an incredbile £16,000 from a record-breaking year for the Exeter Round Table

Posted by on December 7th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance to receive a an incredbile £16,000 from a record-breaking year for the Exeter Round Table

The 38th annual Exeter Round Table charity Firework event was a huge success attracting a crowd of over 8600 visitors and smashing all records by raising £32,000 for local good causes and charities.

Matt Church, Event lead organiser said: “We are extremely proud of the event and would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts in making this occasion such a success. I am thrilled for the club [Exeter Round Table] that we have managed to raise so much this year. Our members are all volunteers and this is a real credit to them”.

Fundraising Director, Caroline Creer,...

Christmas wishes for Devon Air Ambulance at The Jubilee Inn

Posted by on December 6th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Christmas wishes for Devon Air Ambulance at The Jubilee Inn

The Jubilee Inn at West Anstey near South Molton is inviting people to write their wishes on a cardboard star in return for a charitable donation to Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) from December 5 (2016) until Twelfth Night in January.

Claire Sellar-Elliott, co-owner of the country inn with gastropub-style grub and B&B rooms, said “We will place our Christmas wishing tree in our bar area as we thought it would be a great way to raise money for Devon Air Ambulance, which is a wonderful charity that provides urgent medical assistance to people in Devon.

“Its two helicopters allow...

Devon Air Ambulance are delighted to be chosen as n-ergy's South West Region Charity of the Year

Posted by on December 5th 2016 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance are delighted to be chosen as n-ergy's South West Region Charity of the Year

Earlier this year n-ergy’s regional team in the South West nominated Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) to be one of n-ergy’s three selected charities of the year for 2016/17.

n-ergy delivers over 3,000 vocational and employability programmes annually to both offenders and ex-offenders in prisons across England and Wales and over the last 9 years have built a reputation as specialists within the offender reform sector. The South West regional team chose to vote for Devon Air Ambulance after Area Manager, Wendy Doodson, had personal experience of the service when her fiancé was airlifted twice.

Wendy Doodson at n-ergy said, “We...

Family barbecue ends in disaster

Posted by on December 2nd 2016 in Patients

Family barbecue ends in disaster

Usually an overcooked sausage is the worst thing that can go wrong on a family barbecue...

The summer of 2016 was great for long, warm days and balmy evenings – just right for families and friends to gather for barbecues. Such was the occasion for Simon Griffin and his family when they were planning an afternoon get together at his mum’s house in Paignton on August Bank Holiday weekend. 

Simon and his brother had gone on ahead of their families to ‘get the barbecue going’.  Struggling to get a good flame and in order to speed things up, Simon added methylated spirits. ...

4 Reasons Why You Should Send eCards This Christmas

Posted by on December 1st 2016 in Fundraising, General charity

4 Reasons Why You Should Send eCards This Christmas

The nights are drawing in, the air is chilly, and Christmas is nearly here! So, if you haven’t got your Christmas cards sorted yet, the clock is ticking! However, if you don’t fancy navigating your way through the crowded shops and spending a fortune on stamps, we have a better solution. Here are 4 reasons why you should send eCards this Christmas.

 

1.It Will Save You Some Pounds

Traditional Christmas cards can be pretty expensive- especially when you consider that you’re essentially paying for a piece of cardboard with a nice design! Buying a few isn’t too bad, but if you’re sending cards...



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