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Folifest to support Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on February 20th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

The community of Tamerton Foliot will be getting together for the fourth year running, in order to raise funds for two local worthwhile charities;  Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Plymouth Music Zone.

Organised by the three village pubs at the heart of the community being The Kings, The Queens and The Seven Stars, Folifest 2014 takes to the stage on Saturday 12 July from 12 noon to 10.30pm.  The Festival will feature two stages and 16 bands which include the fantastic junk percussion of Weapons of Sound, The Diggurz and The Paisley Strays.  

There’s truly something there for all of the...

Masons Kings support Devons Air Ambulances

Posted by on February 14th 2014 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising

Masons Kings, the South West’s leading Agricultural & Grounds care dealer announced today they will be proudly supporting Devon Air Ambulance Trust throughout 2014 in all of their events and marketing campaigns.

The announcement is linked in with the launch of the “Masons Kings Big Event”, their own Agricultural & Turf Machinery show held at Westpoint Arena, Exeter on 11th February. Over 8,000 existing customers have been invited, with other marketing creating widespread interest throughout the South West. This event has been unique and an exciting opportunity for Masons Kings 

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is working along-side Masons Kings for the rest...

Volunteer opportunities for keen drivers

Posted by on January 24th 2014 in General charity, Volunteering

Devon Air Ambulance Trust has an exciting opportunity for lovers of the open road; we’re looking for a team of volunteer drivers to collect and deliver stock between or shops.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is in between jobs, looking to get back into work after a period away, or a retired person who may want to offer a day a week to keep busy.  

Volunteer Support Officer Rosey Oakes said “Volunteering for DAAT is a great way to serve the community and to contribute to our work saving lives every day throughout the county.  We have over...

Devon Air Ambulance Trust launches its own Retail Awards

Posted by on January 15th 2014 in Retail

Last Wednesday saw the first Retail Awards ceremony for Devon Air Ambulance Trust, celebrating retail excellence throughout their 13 charity shops.

Chrissie Peel, Retail Operations Manager of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We are very proud of our charity shops and the standards they set in the community.  We were looking for a way to celebrate our fantastic, hard-working staff and volunteers, and came up with the idea of our own awards.”

She added “2013 was a landmark year for our retail team.  As well as opening two new shops, and a rebranding of another into our first discount shop, in December...

Our Charity Lottery goes from strength to strength

Posted by on January 10th 2014 in Lottery

Across Devon there are almost 29,000 playing members in the Charity’s own Lottery, a fantastic achievement for a lottery which is just 12 years old. 

Caroline Creer of Devon Air Ambulance Trust Lottery said “We are so grateful to the public for their on-going support in what we acknowledge is still hard times for so many people.  The community of Devon as a whole are so supportive of the Charity and we are humbled people continue to join and play our Lottery, as a way to support us on a regular basis.”

Figures published by the Gambling Commission show public support for...

Skating legend Robin Cousins supports Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on January 10th 2014 in business on board, Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) has received a seasonal boost from former Olympic Figure Skating Champion and Head Judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Robin Cousins.

The skating legend is bringing his spectacular new show, ‘ICE’ to Exeter’s Westpoint in February and has arranged for 10% of tickets sales to be donated to the charity where purchasers quote ‘DAAT’ when buying their tickets.  The first 250 supporters who book for the opening night will also be invited to attend a VIP gala reception alongside the cast and crew. 

The show will feature world class skaters from around the globe in a theatrical...

Rotary Club of Exmouth support DAAT through Night of the Proms at Exeter Cathedral

Posted by on January 6th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

The months following Christmas can sometimes be an anticlimax; tearing down the last remainders of tinsel and slowly working your way through a stockpile of chocolate.

Luckily for Devon Air Ambulance Trust, The Rotary Club of Exmouth & District have organised a fabulous event to raise everyone’s spirits.  An uplifting ‘Last Night Of The Rotary Proms’ Concert is planned at Exeter Cathedral – guaranteed to pull us all out of those post-holiday blues.  The event will be held on Saturday 1st March, starting at 7.30pm and will support Devon Air Ambulance Trust along with two other charities. 

With the format echoing the...

Whats your New Years Resolution

Posted by on January 3rd 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, Retail

Have you made any resolutions?  Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s PR Manager Sarah has. She admits to being “a bit of a hoarder”(and that’s an understatement!) so she’s going to have a clear out and donate all of her unwanted items to their charity shops.

Martin Bell, Retail Director said, “New Year is traditionally the time to make those resolutions which we all, of course, keep for just a few days.  Let us help you stick to your resolution – whilst at the same time you could be helping us too!  Maybe you want to de clutter your house like Sarah, or...

A fathers instinct

Posted by on December 23rd 2013 in Patients

When Olly Daglish collected his 3-year old daughter, Eliza, from nursery school one afternoon in September, he had no reason to suspect anything was wrong.

Just a short time later, however, he realised that Eliza seemed particularly tired and under the weather.  By late afternoon, not having perked up at all, little Eliza seemed ready for bed and, surprisingly, even fell asleep as her dad carried her up the stairs.

Tucking her in and still concerned, Olly watched for a few moments. Normally, after watching her fall asleep he would have left the room but instinct made him stay. He saw, to...

Cyclist falls from bike at speed

Posted by on December 23rd 2013 in Patients

Keen cyclist, Jim Scott, was enjoying a ride high up on Dartmoor on Saturday 7th December when, by his own admission, he took a bend ‘way too fast’ and ended up in a heap on the road.  The two fellow cyclists he was riding with rushed to his aid, with one dashing back up the hill to slow traffic down and the other calling the emergency services while staying with Jim.

Not knowing how badly he was hurt but unable to move his head, Jim lay still and awaited help.  Expecting it to arrive in the form of a land ambulance,...



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