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Young Farmers fundraise thousands for charity

Posted by on December 18th 2017 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Bradworthy Young Farmers present a cheque to DAA volunteer Dennis Bater

The Devon Federation of Young Farmers Clubs celebrate another successful twelve months at this years’ AGM held at Padbrook Park, where the yearly fundraising total for charity was announced at over £88,000, with locally based Charity Devon Air Ambulance receiving over £17,000.

Members and supporters of the Federation demonstrate how they continue to help the wider community, when it was announced the total raised for charity within the last year was £88,402.46.  Members of Young Farmers across Devon raised the money during the year through various fundraising events, including a charity rugby game held by Bradworthy YFC,...

Equine Fair supports Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on September 19th 2017 in Charity of the year, Events

Equine Fair supports Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) which is celebrating 25 years of service is the chosen charity for the Westcountry Equine Fair 2017.

The Westcountry Equine Fair, (Westpoint, Exeter on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December) now in its twenty first year, hosts a wide selection of educational, competitive and entertaining demonstrations in the indoor arena including: Beverley Brightman sponsored by Horsehage (dressage rider & trainer); Alexander Bragg event rider (Sunday); Grant Bazin – The horseman; Junior Show Jumping; a native breed parade and many more.

There will also be the BETA sponsored Equestrian Knowledge Zone. You can ask advice from a selection...

Exeter College Raises a Record Breaking £21k for local charity Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on September 4th 2017 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Exeter College Raises a Record Breaking £21k for local charity Devon Air Ambulance

Students and staff at Exeter College have raised more than £21,000 for local charity Devon Air Ambulance Trust – the most ever raised for a college charity.

In total, they have raised an amazing £21,313 since September 2016, far exceeding their target of £15,000. It has been a whole college effort with a wide variety of events taking place including the annual Festival of Carols, sponsored skydives, cycle challenges and the more traditional bake sales and fairs.

Students and staff recently presented a cheque to the charity. Much of the fundraising has also been led by Exeter College’s Student...

Foresters Friendly Society partner with UK Air Ambulances as Charity of the Year

Posted by on August 9th 2017 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Foresters Friendly Society partner with UK Air Ambulances as Charity of the Year

Foresters Friendly Society, the Southampton-based member-owned mutual society, have chosen to support the Association of Air Ambulances Charity (AAAC) as their Charity of the Year for the 2017/18 period. Launched on 26th June, the partnership will run until next year’s Annual General Meeting and support the UK’s Air Ambulance Charities. A number of products such as calendars, pins, ties, bugs, magnets and tea towels have been produced and will be on sale at events throughout the year. Foresters Friendly Society have had a number of successful charity partnerships in previous years.

Cheryl Eagleson, the newly elected President of...

Nu-Heat’s silver milestone to fund life-saving support

Posted by on July 17th 2017 in business on board, Charity of the year

Nu-Heat’s silver milestone to fund life-saving support

Leading underfloor heating and renewables supplier, Honiton-based Nu-Heat, is marking its silver anniversary by supporting a life-saving local charity also marking 25 years, Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Growing from a very small team of just 5 employees in 1992, Nu-Heat now employs over 100 dedicated people and has designed and supplied tailored, award-winning underfloor heating and renewables solutions for over 70,000 homes nationwide.  A company with people at its heart, Nu-Heat is the only heating supplier to be awarded a Distinction from the Institute of Customer Service.

Nu-Heat plans to mark its silver anniversary with a...

The Devonshire Freemasons present Devon Air Ambulance with £4000

Posted by on May 10th 2017 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

The Devonshire Freemasons present Devon Air Ambulance with £4000

On Tuesday 2nd May our Provincial Grand Master the Rt. W. Bro Ian Kingsbury, accompanied by his wife Toni,  visited the offices of Devon Air Ambulance in Exeter. They can be seen here presenting Fundraising Manager Tracy Owen with a certificate representing the donation for £4,000 given by Devonshire Freemasons through the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

This makes a total of £51,000 presented by Devonshire Freemasons through the Freemasons Grand Charity since 2007 and over £110,000 when adding presentations made by individual lodges throughout Devonshire in the same period.

This grant has brought the total Masonic support given to the...

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...

Garden centre rooting for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on March 6th 2017 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising

Otter Nursery support Devon Air Ambulance as charity of the year

Otter Garden Centres in Ottery St Mary, Plymouth and Torbay have joined forces for the first time to support Devon Air Ambulance during 2017.

The three Devon garden centres usually have their own charity but decided to make a concerted effort this year to raise a substantial sum for this crucial service, which is marking its 25th anniversary.

Otter’s Marketing Manager, Sabine Taylor said: “Everyone understands how important Devon Air Ambulance is to our community, and many of us know of someone who has benefitted from the service – it really is a great cause to support.

“Each year we are overwhelmed by...

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...



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