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Tickets now on sale for Exeter Round Table fireworks in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on October 18th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Tickets now on sale for Exeter Round Table fireworks in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Remember, remember….it’s that time of year again and Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is delighted to once again be working with Exeter Round Table for the 2016 Firework display at Westpoint on Saturday 5th November. 

In anticipation of the release of Rogue One in cinemas this December the theme of this year's display will be Star Wars. As well as being the Largest pyro-musical charity firework display in Devon, there will also be a large fair with lots of thrilling rides, a range of food and drink stalls, and ample free parking. Gates will open at 5:30pm and the fireworks...

50 Classic Cars tour Plympton to Yelverton in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on September 2nd 2016 in Events, Fundraising

50 Classic Cars tour Plympton to Yelverton in support of Devon Air Ambulance

A procession of more than 50 classic cars will tour a 100 mile route from Plympton to Yelverton in support of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust (CAAT) on Sunday 18th September.

Organised by the Tamar Valley MG Owners Club, the ‘People & Places’ Classic Car Run 2016 is free for spectators and is a major event for the classic car calendar with a fantastic selection of MGs and other classics in attendance.

The cars will assemble at Finla Coffee, Ridgeway in Plympton, from 8am and the first car will be flagged away to start the...

East Devon Law to donate 50% of fees for Will writing to Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on August 24th 2016 in Charity of the year

East Devon Law to donate 50% of fees for Will writing to Devon Air Ambulance Trust

East Devon Law is offering a Will writing service this September for which they will donate 50% of the fees to Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). Simply book your initial appointment during September and quote ‘DAAT offer’.

East Devon Law has offices in both Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary and is supporting DAAT for a third consecutive year as their chosen charity of the year. They have previously assisted the Trust by writing a guide to leaving a legacy or gift in a Will to DAAT.  The Will writing service with donation to DAAT is part of Remember A...

Over £2,000 raised for Devon Air Ambulance 12 years after aircraft crash

Posted by on August 19th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, Patients

Over £2,000 raised for Devon Air Ambulance 12 years after aircraft crash

Former patient and long-standing supporter Alan Gill and his wife Jennifer raised over £2,000 for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) with an Open Day in the Barn as a joint celebration of Alan’s 75th birthday and Alan and Jennifer’s 5th wedding anniversary.

On Saturday 30th July 2016 Alan and Jennifer opened their barn to friends and family and raised an incredible £1,961.89. The event saw a terrific turn out with over 200 guests, including from as far as Doncaster and Essex. DAA are also awaiting the Gift Aid donation from HMRC which was made on some of the day’s donations...

Devon Revolution 24 hour 300 mile cycle for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on August 17th 2016 in Fundraising

Devon Revolution 24 hour 300 mile cycle for Devon Air Ambulance

Due to bad weather in August 2016 the team were unable to complete the challenge, they will be reattempting on the 12th August 2017. Fingers crossed for better weather!

Devon Revolution, a team of four, will cycle an impressive 300 miles around the Devon border in 24 hours to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA). The team will set off from Seaton sea front at 5pm on Friday 19th August and will cycle continuously throughout the night before returning to their start point at 5pm on Saturday 20th August.

The challenging route will see the team cycle from...

Over 900 motorcycles make Devon Air Ambulance's annual Ride Out a roaring success

Posted by on July 13th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Over 900 motorcycles make Devon Air Ambulance's annual Ride Out a roaring success

The 11th annual Motorcycle Ride Out in aid of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) took place on Sunday 10th July with near on 1,000 motorbikes.

The motorcyclists, which included a variety of classics, sports, cruisers, touring and trikes, set off from Trago Mills, Newton Abbot, at 10:30 and followed a 90 mile route through Devon, passing through local towns and villages including Moretonhampstead, Okehampton, Cheriton Bishop and Dunsford before heading back via the A380 to Kingsteignton, Teignmouth and ending at Dawlish Warren. Residents along the route came out to show their support and watch the convoy of motorcycles.

On arrival...

Last chance to buy tickets for the Glitter and Gold Charity Ball in aid of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on June 22nd 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Last chance to buy tickets for the Glitter and Gold Charity Ball in aid of Devon Air Ambulance

The last few tickets for the Glitter and Gold Charity Ball are on sale now for just £25. Raising funds for both Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) and the Multiple Sclerosis Society the Ball will be held at the Buckland Athletic FC in Kingskerswell on Saturday 9th July.

Doors open at 7:30pm and guests are requested to dress in formal attire with a hint of glitter and gold. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by one of South Devon’s top cover bands, Raspberry Fish, who will perform a varied bill from rock to punk and disco to funk.

Tickets include...

Only three weeks until Devon Air Ambulance's much anticipated Motorcycle Ride Out

Posted by on June 19th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Only three weeks until Devon Air Ambulance's much anticipated Motorcycle Ride Out

Devon Air Ambulance’s (DAA) Motorcycle Ride Out returns for its 11th year on Sunday 10th July 2016. This event is one of the great annual events in the bikers' calendar; not only does it bring together the riding community of Devon but it is also a great way for bikers to support DAA.

The Ride Out will start at Trago Mills, Newton Abbot, from where the motorbikes will form a procession and follow a route of approximately 85 miles through the stunning Devon countryside before reaching the end destination of Dawlish Warren where DAA will host an Afternoon of Live Entertainment; complete with refreshments,...

You flutter, we fly: join the DAA Lottery today!

Posted by on June 10th 2016 in Lottery

You flutter, we fly: join the DAA Lottery today!

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) has been providing urgent medical assistance to people in Devon for nearly 25 years and has saved more than 22,000 lives thanks to the generous donations of the people, businesses and communities of Devon.

The DAA Lottery, which started on the 21st September 2001, was created to provide a regular income to support the service and is a significant contributor to the charity’s fundraising; over the past fourteen years the DAA Lottery has raised more than £12 million.

This year the DAA Lottery has reached record levels of membership with over 7,000 new players, bringing the...

Sunshine and success for Sea Swim - 2016

Posted by on June 8th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Sunshine and success for Sea Swim - 2016

On Sunday 5th June 2016 43 swimmers took part in Devon Air Ambulance’s (DAA) annual One Mile Sea Swim. Following a safety briefing from Brendon Prince, Chairman of the Torbay Surf Life Saving Club swimmers set off from Broadsands beach, Paignton, at 2pm.

With calm conditions and a sea temperature of over 13 degrees swimmers were guided on the one mile route to Goodrington by members of the Torbay Surf Life Saving Club, with the fastest swimmer completing the swim in just 27minutes and 15seconds. For all swim times please see bottom of article.

As well as pre-registered entrants...



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