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Helpful Holidays raise over £10,000 for Devon Air Ambulance from a year of fundraising

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

Helpful Holidays raise over £10,000 for Devon Air Ambulance from a year of fundraising

The award-winning West Country cottage specialists, Helpful Holidays, raised an incredible £10,581.28 throughout 2016 for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) as their chosen Charity of the Year.

Over £8,500 of the funds were raised by Helpful Holidays customers, prompted by Helpful Holidays as an optional donation, when making their holiday booking.

In addition, Helpful Holidays raised further funds through a charity Cricket Match held at Chagford Cricket Club in the summer of 2016, in which DAA employees Dave Hawes and Afnan Tellesy competed against the Helpful Holiday team.

Helpful Holidays support DAA as one of three chosen Charity of the...

Exmouth Band announce Devon Air Ambulance as 2017's Charity of the Year

Posted by on January 5th 2017 in Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising

Exmouth Band announce Devon Air Ambulance as 2017's Charity of the Year

Exmouth Town Concert band are delighted to announce their charity of the year for 2017 will be Devon Air Ambulance (DAA).

In 2017 Devon Air Ambulance will be celebrating 25 years of service to the county, this has only been made possible by the fantastic support DAA receives from the people, businesses and communities of Devon. It costs £5.5million every year to keep Devon’s Air Ambulances flying and they are extremely proud to be independent of Government and National Lottery Funding; this safeguards the service for the long-term and ensures they can deliver what the people of Devon tell them they...

Devon Air Ambulance are delighted to be chosen as n-ergy's South West Region Charity of the Year

Posted by on December 5th 2016 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance are delighted to be chosen as n-ergy's South West Region Charity of the Year

Earlier this year n-ergy’s regional team in the South West nominated Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) to be one of n-ergy’s three selected charities of the year for 2016/17.

n-ergy delivers over 3,000 vocational and employability programmes annually to both offenders and ex-offenders in prisons across England and Wales and over the last 9 years have built a reputation as specialists within the offender reform sector. The South West regional team chose to vote for Devon Air Ambulance after Area Manager, Wendy Doodson, had personal experience of the service when her fiancé was airlifted twice.

Wendy Doodson at n-ergy said, “We...

Exeter College invite you to join them this Christmas in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on November 8th 2016 in Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising

Exeter College invite you to join them this Christmas in support of Devon Air Ambulance

This Christmas Exeter College invite the public to join them in their festive celebrations and support Devon Air Ambulance (DAA). Exeter College’s Festival of Carols will be held on Thursday 8th December at Exeter Cathedral in aid of DAA as the College’s chosen Charity of the Year.

This event is open to the public and free of charge, in turn the College would like to collect donations at the end of the evening for DAA. The festival will run from 7:30pm to 9pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm.

Exeter College would like to encourage the public to join the...

Air Ambulance challenges Devon businesses to tame the dragons

Posted by on September 9th 2016 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Air Ambulance challenges Devon businesses to tame the dragons

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is to hold its third Dragon Boat Festival on the River Exe on Sunday 25 September and is calling on businesses across the county to enter this colourful and exciting team event.

Boats with their traditional Chinese dragon mastheads hold 16-18 kayak-style paddlers, plus a helmsman to steer and a drummer to pace the crew.  They race in heats along the spectator-friendly Exeter Quayside until two are left to compete in the final. 

DAA Fundraising Director Caroline Creer said: “It’s a noisy and frenetic spectacle with lots of drum-banging, splashing and shouting as teams urge their crewmates on....

Are you celebrating 25 years in 2017?

Posted by on September 1st 2016 in Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Are you celebrating 25 years in 2017?

Will your business be celebrating a 25th anniversary next year? Maybe you have a 25th wedding anniversary or you’ll be 25 years old?

On its birthday this year Devon Air Ambulance will be launching its ‘Say it with Silver’ campaign, looking for anyone celebrating a 25th next year to get in touch and pledge support to raise funds for the Charity.

Heléna Holt, CEO of Devon Air Ambulance said “On 27 August 2017 we will be celebrating 25 years of service to the county.  Why not get involved?  You don’t have a 25th celebration next year. You could help us celebrate ours by...

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...

Marks and Spencer of Derriford Hospital raise over £700 for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on April 18th 2016 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Marks and Spencer of Derriford Hospital raise over £700 for Devon Air Ambulance

This month Marks and Spencer Simply Food at Derriford Hospital celebrate their first year of business during which time they have raised over £700 for Devon Air Ambulance.

Devon Air Ambulance was chosen as their Charity of the Year at time of opening and as such have had collection boxes present in the shop to encourage donations from staff and customers.

The positioning of Marks and Spencer Simply Food within the foyer of Derriford Hospital made Devon Air Ambulance a fitting choice for their Charity of the Year. Devon Air Ambulance airlift patients from all over the county and...

Benchball Choose Charity of the Year

Posted by on February 3rd 2016 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

The University of Exeter Benchball Society are proud to announce Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) as their chosen Charity for the current academic year.  Following taking part in Exeter’s Rock Solid Race and volunteering for the Trust at Run or Dye’s Exeter event in 2015, the society decided to not only continue, but to increase their support of the Trust this year.

The Society’s personal connection to DAAT provides the reasoning for their support. President Jodie Hoskin was in need of one of Devon’s Air Ambulances back in 2011, when she was airlifted from Dartmoor. Jodie’s airlift coupled with witnessing the...

Tozers Solicitors Raise £13,500 through Diverse Support

Posted by on February 1st 2016 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising

Tozers Solicitors Raise £13,500 through Diverse Support

Following two years of tremendous support, Tozers Solicitors LLP have reason to celebrate, raising £13,500 for Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).

The partners at Tozers decided to nominate DAAT as their chosen charity back in 2014, not least because one of them had been previously airlifted as a result of an equestrian accident. Having a first-hand experience of the vital service the Charity provides, the Solicitors began their varied support.

The year was full of fundraising from a bake-off to an indoor cycling challenge, taking part in DAAT’s Motorcycle Ride Out and the Royal Marines Commando Challenge (an event shared by DAAT...



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