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Four brothers will walk 200 miles for Devon Air Ambulance in memory of their brother

Posted by on May 5th 2017 in Fundraising

Four brothers will walk 200 miles for Devon Air Ambulance in memory of their brother

Brothers Osian, Kieran (aka Mouse) and Connor Rapier, along with their brother-in-law Oli Handson, will walk from Land’s End to the home of their late brother Alun, in the small Dartmoor Village of Lustleigh, to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA).

The walk of almost 200 miles will take in 160 miles of the South West Coast Path from Land’s End to Plymouth before the final push via the Erme-Plym trail and Two Moors Way to Lustleigh Village. The challenge will take the brothers 14 days to complete, walking an average of 14 miles a day between the...

Local entrepreneur sets sights on Ten Tors Solo Record in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on May 2nd 2017 in Fundraising

Local entrepreneur sets sights on Ten Tors Solo Record in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Local entrepreneur, Tom Backhouse, has set himself the challenge of becoming the first person to walk the gruelling Ten Tors 55 Challenge solo as part of a year-long personal fundraising challenge for Devon Air Ambulance.

Tom will compete alongside the thousands of other competitors in the iconic event which takes place on the weekend of 6th and 7th May. The mission forms part of Tom’s year long Walk Wild UK challenge which will see him walk at least 45 miles across all 15 of the UK’s national parks in 2017, with the added task of reaching the highest point in...

Devon Air Ambulance wish the best of luck to their supporters in the 2017 London Marathon

Posted by on April 21st 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance wish the best of luck to their supporters in the 2017 London Marathon

This Sunday, the 23rd April 2017, one of the world’s most prolific events in the fundraising calendar, the London Marathon, is back for its 37th year. UK applications for ballot places reached a record this year at over 250,000.

With limited places available for this year’s London Marathon, Devon Air Ambulance are proud of their supporters who have secured a place and extremely grateful to them for choosing to raise funds.

Andrew is a third-year student paramedic at Plymouth University, he completed his student elective placement in prehospital care and spent some time with the crew of Devon Air Ambulance....

Crealy Adventure Park & Resort announces New Charity Partnerships including Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on March 23rd 2017 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Crealy Adventure Park & Resort announces New Charity Partnerships including Devon Air Ambulance

Crealy Adventure Park & Resort is delighted to continue their extensive work with local charities and to announce new partnerships with Devon Air Ambulance, CHICKS, Torbay Holiday Helpers Network and Children’s Hospice South West for the forthcoming year. The partnerships will see Crealy help the four chosen charities to raise funds and awareness for their causes throughout the year.

Josh Haywood, General Manager of Crealy Adventure Park & Resort said: “We are passionate about helping local charities, so I’m thrilled that this year Crealy Adventure Park & Resort will be partnering with four extremely worthy local causes. We are...

South West Highways health & safety reporting results in £916 donation to Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on March 15th 2017 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

South West Highways health & safety reporting results in £916 donation to Devon Air Ambulance

South West Highways, the Exeter based highway maintenance, civil engineering and building contractor, has donated a record £916 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) following its annual campaign to improve health and safety across the business.

The company has pledged to donate £1 for every Safety, Health, Environment or Quality (SHEQ) event (otherwise known as ‘near misses’) reported by employees. SWH recognises the link between the number of SHEQ events reported and a reduction in health and safety incidents and issues monthly updates to employees and reminders to continue to report events throughout the year.

SWH has been supporting...

Devon Air Ambulance chosen as beneficiary as families of the crew of RAF Liberator FK242 place a memorial on Dartmoor

Posted by on March 14th 2017 in Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance chosen as beneficiary as families of the crew of RAF Liberator FK242 place a memorial on Dartmoor

On 8th April 2017, the families of the crew of a RAF bomber will dedicate a memorial to the 7 airmen at the site where it crashed on Dartmoor. Liberator FK242 from 224 Squadron, RAF Coastal Command, crashed at Plaster Down near Horrabridge on 30th October 1942.

Returning from the Bay of Biscay, the bomber struck a barrage balloon cable over Plymouth and was badly damaged. Diverted to make an emergency landing at Harrowbeer, the airfield by Yelverton, the aircraft was unable to get down safely and crashed 2 miles away.

Six of the crew died and the sole survivor,...

Burts Chips raises over £4K for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on February 23rd 2017 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Burts Chips raises over £4K for Devon Air Ambulance

Plymouth-based artisan crisp producer, Burts Potato Chips, is delighted to announce its fundraising total for 2015 - 2016 for Devon Air Ambulance of £4,175.28.

Burts multi-faceted fundraising efforts include participating in various local events, from the Great West Run and the Plymouth Half Marathon to the Cornish Santa Fun Run, as well as ongoing raffles, donations and spare change savings from the 120-strong team at Burts HQ – not to mention ongoing deliveries of the company’s legendary hand-cooked crisps to keep the ambulance crew well-fueled. It doesn’t end there, as 2017 will see Burts continue to support the excellent...

Flying feathers raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on February 15th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Flying feathers raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Exeter Racecourse’s annual Clydesdale race, traditionally held every year on Devon Day, has raised nearly £5000 for Devon Air Ambulance.

The feathers were flying as Dartmoor’s famous racing Clydesdales came thundering down the home straight ridden by professional jockeys last November.

Noel Fehily, Aiden Coleman, James Best, Daryl Jacob, Tom Bellamy and Sean Bowen were on board the gentle giants with the eventual winner Midge.

“It’s a great cause, a good bit of fun and it’s great for the people that brought their horses here – well done to them. I’m delighted that such a significant amount has been...

The infamous Ilfracombe Rotary Club's StarTrek Charity Night Walk is returns in March 2017!

Posted by on February 13th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

The infamous Ilfracombe Rotary Club's StarTrek Charity Night Walk is returns in March 2017!

The infamous Ilfracombe Rotary Club’s StarTrek Charity Night Walk returns on the weekend of March 4 and 5 and this year the local charities supported will be Children’s Hospice South West, North Devon Hospice and Devon Air Ambulance.

This exhilarating event involves teams of 4-6 people finding their way overnight around a secret route in the heart of Exmoor. Paul Williams from Ilfracombe Rotary said: ‘We can’t believe that 2017 will be the 25th year of this very worthwhile challenge. Over the years we have raised in excess of £800,000 for local charities and we’re delighted to be once...

Tom Backhouse walks wild for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on February 8th 2017 in Fundraising, General discussion, Patients

Tom Backhouse walks wild for Devon Air Ambulance

Throughout 2017 our supporter Tom Backhouse will be walking the length of the 15 UK National Parks to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance. Tom was inspired to fundraise for Devon Air Ambulance after his sister Kate was airlifted in 2016.

In Tom's own words:

The past 12 months has been one of changing perspectives. Difficult times personally and professionally culminated in learning things about myself and what makes me feel fulfilled and successful. Growing up, if you were to ask me what the benefits of owning your business were, I would of very likely replied 'power and money', however,...



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