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Why Devon Air Ambulance has not paid the Fundraising Regulator Levy

Posted by on June 14th 2017 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion

Why Devon Air Ambulance has not paid the Fundraising Regulator Levy
Why Devon Air Ambulance has not paid the Fundraising Regulator Levy

By Heléna Holt, Chief Executive, Devon Air Ambulance

On 1st November 2016, we received an email from the newly formed Fundraising Regulator asking us to pay a voluntary levy in order to fund their operating costs.  The email made it clear that there is currently no legal requirement to pay this levy although it explained that the government “took reserve powers in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 to enforce payment of the levy should that become necessary.”

On 10th November 2016 we received an invoice for £1500 for this...

National Employee Appreciation Day

Posted by on March 4th 2016 in General charity

Helena Holt CEO of Devon Air Ambulance

It's National Appreciation Day!

As CEO of Devon Air Ambulance Trust I’d like to think that myself and my Senior Leadership Team appreciate our fantastic staff each and every day. 

However as it’s National Employee Appreciation Day today it’s a great opportunity to say a huge public ‘thank you’ to our amazing team. 

The high profile side of our work is what many people see and relate to us of course. However our service simply wouldn’t operate without the whole team; from finance, engineering, operational, pr and marketing, pilots and paramedics to lottery, fundraising and retail.  

Grand Summer Draw Winners Announced

Posted by on October 6th 2015 in Fundraising

Grand Summer Draw Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year's Grand Summer Draw.

Congratulations to:

Mr White of Combe Martin who wins 1st prize of a brand new Mazda 2 thanks to kind support from Vospers Mazda.

Mr Cherrill of Halwill Junction who wins the 2nd prize of £500

Miss Graham of Crediton who wins the 3rd prize of £100.

Well done tp the lucky winners and thank you to everyone who took part.  You helped us raise £51,161.50 in ticket sales and donations!

Devon Air Ambulance Trust celebrates 2014 - letter to editors

Posted by on December 29th 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion, Operational, Patients

Devon Air Ambulance Trust celebrates 2014 - letter to editors

At the end of every year, when we step back and look at what we have achieved I am always astounded at the amazing things that the community and businesses alike do in order to ensure their Air Ambulances have enough funding to keep flying. Thank you so much for your continued support.

This year has been yet another extraordinary one not only from a fundraising perspective but also in relation to operational developments.

We became truly independent in 2014.  The Charity through, its Trading Company, already owns both of our EC135 helicopters but in the past always relied on an external...

Grand Summer Draw Results

Posted by on September 24th 2014 in Fundraising

Draw Ticket

Thank you to everyone who bought our Summer Draw tickets this year. The draw took place on Sunday 21st September at our Sea Swim event at Broadsands, Paignton.

The 3 lucky winners were:
1st prize of a Mazda 2 thanks to Vospers Mazda was won by Mrs Criddle of Brixham
2nd prize of a weekend break thanks to Bovey Castle was won by Mr Luscombe of Bere Alson
3rd prize of £100 goes to Mrs Taylor of Tedburn St Mary 

Thank you to Vospers Mazda and Bovey Castle for supporting us and to everyone who bought, and sold, tickets.  Your support is...

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