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Author Archive: Naomi Palmer

Tom Walks Wild as thanks for saving his sister's life

Posted by on January 9th 2018 in Fundraising, Patients

Tom on the North Yorkshire Moors

On the morning of 16th January 2016, 21 year old Katie Backhouse left her home in Kingsteignton to make her way to work at the Haldon Forest Diner. It was the first icy day Devon had suffered in a while and Katie texted her boyfriend a photo of her car temperature gauge showing -1°c before setting off.? 

That morning Katie didn’t make it to the Diner. At around 7:50am, between the A380 and A38 - on a journey Katie had done many times before - her car skidded on black ice and careered off the road. ? 

When Katie failed to show for work, a member of...

7 ways to make a difference in 2018

Posted by on December 20th 2017 in General charity, General discussion, Uncategorised

The Commando Challenge is one of the most popular events on the Devon Air Ambulance calendar

Midnight has chimed, the Hootenanny is over, the fireworks have finished and everyone’s just about managed to stumble their way through Auld Lang Syne. Not long after all this, thoughts turn to New Year’s resolutions…

There’s a lot of pressure to create a ‘new you’; a fitter you, a more accomplished you – someone who will shed their winter pounds within weeks and stays calm in traffic. But at Devon Air Ambulance we don’t think you need to create a ‘better’ you to make the most of the fresh year ahead. To us it’s more about embracing the best parts of yourself...

Top vintage shopping in Topsham this Christmas

Posted by on December 12th 2017 in Retail, Uncategorised

Glamorous frocks and posh dresses in the window of out Topsham vintage charity shop

The festive season is the time of year for many when it’s helpful to get a little creative with your shopping. After all, what do you get that friend who has everything? Where can you find some glad rags that are original, glamorous, affordable and don’t add to the mountain of disposable fashion that we turn over each year? And where can you pick up a trifle dish at the eleventh hour?

Devon Air Ambulance’s Vintage charity shop in Topsham is a good place to start looking – especially if you’re someone who is keen to avoid the heaving high street.

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