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Grand Summer Draw car handed over

Posted by on November 16th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising

Grand Summer Draw Hand Over 2015

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Alex Bass of Vospers Mazda recently had the pleasure of handing over the keys to a brand new Mazda2 to Tony White of Combe Martin.

Tony, owner of Aladdin’s Cave in Lynmouth said “I have always been a great supporter of Devon Air Ambulance Trust. They do such an amazing job and we recognise especially in our rural part of the county just what an essential service it provides.”

He added “Our family has particular reason to support Air Ambulances in general.  My niece Abigail was airlifted in Buckinghamshire after a road...

Exeter Airbase Visit Testimonials

Posted by on October 21st 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising, General charity, Patients

Exeter Airbase Visit Testimonials

On rare occasions we are able to get some of our patients, outstanding fundraisers and volunteers together to visit our airbases and learn more about the service they have needed to use, or are supporting in some way. Due to patient confidentiality, we don't know who we airlift, so when our patients get in touch, we are fortunately able to offer them a visit to see the helicopter and meet the crew under far more controlled conditions. 

Here are just a couple of examples of the experiences our patients and supporters had at a recent visit to our Exeter Airbase: 

 

“It was...

Book on a Onelife training course and donate to us

Posted by on October 19th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, Retail

Book on a Onelife training course and donate to us

Are you looking for a training course for your employees or yourself?  Why not see if Onelife Training has what you are looking for?

If you quote 'Devon AIr Ambulance' on booking Onelife Training will make a donation of £10 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust!

Courses vary from first aid, manual handling, food safety, health & safety, and many more!

To find out what courses are currently available click here.  

Forthcoming events:
 

Date Course Location Cost 27 Oct
3/16/26 Nov EFAW (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £89 4 Nov Food Safety (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £61 5 Nov/14 Dec Health & Safety (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £61 6 Nov/11 Dec Asbestos Awareness (one day) Exeter - Marsh...

A New Charity Partner

Posted by on October 14th 2015 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

A New Charity Partner

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) is proud to announce its selection as one of South West Water’s charitable partners for the next 3 years. DAAT’s selection follows a staff vote.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director at Devon Air Ambulance Trust, says “We are delighted that South West Water has chosen us to be a charity partner over the next few years. We can proudly say that South West Water’s grant is helping us to save lives in our community”.

South West Water’s Head of Communications Alan Hyde said “We already support the communities we serve in many different ways, from education and...

A Nightmare at Arlington

Posted by on September 10th 2015 in Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity, Volunteering

A Nightmare at Arlington

A Nightmare at Arlington - supporting Devon Air Ambulance Trust

At sun set on the 24th of October the North Devon Road Runners will be hosting what we believe to be the country’s first ever Halloween themed head torch run which will take place around the grounds of the 200 year old National Trust property Arlington Court which is about 8 miles north of Barnstaple in North Devon. We will be offering two distances; the shorter fun route is The 5k Of Fear and the longer scary route for the braver runners is The 10K of Terror. Both routes will have...

Linden Homes raises a fore-tune

Posted by on July 23rd 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising

Linden Homes raises a fore-tune

Written and provided by Linden Homes

Linden Homes’ third annual charity golf day has raised a staggering £20,733.90 for Devon Air Ambulance Trust, Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and local Torbay campaign ‘Footsteps for Louie’.

Key stakeholders were invited to the event where they played golf at Torquay’s 18 hole golf course. There was also a hole in one competition to win a BMW, a putting competition, a raffle and an auction.

Nigel Palmer, managing director of Linden Homes, said: “Last year we were thrilled that our first golf day raised £18,000 and we really didn’t think we’d be able to beat that total...

Flying high from Round Table Fireworks

Posted by on July 14th 2015 in Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising

Flying high from Round Table Fireworks

Exeter Round Table is pleased to report another successful year of the Westpoint Arena Fireworks Display. The event held in November 2014 saw record numbers in attendance to enjoy one of Exeter’s best known charity events.

Mike Davies, Chairman of Exeter’s Round table said ‘it was a fantastic night all round and we thank our partner organisations who support the event. Exeter Round Table is delighted to be donating £9,621.88 to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust’

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director said “We would like to thank everyone at Exeter Round Table for their continued support of the Charity. Working in partnership...

Totnes Rotary's Longbow Canoe Festival is Back for its 5th Year

Posted by on June 22nd 2015 in Charity of the year

Totnes Rotary's Longbow Canoe Festival is Back for its 5th Year

The Rotary Club of Totnes are hosting their 5th annual Longboat Canoe Festival on Sunday 12th July at Longmarsh. Partnered with Canoe Adventures and DartTotnes ARC, the Rotary are proud to offer this fantastic family event for another exciting year.

240 sponsored paddlers will take to the River Dart, as crews of 10 contest  heats for a coveted place in the final races. Crowds line the banks in enthusiastic support, surrounded by side-shows, refreshment stalls and entertainment. Sumo Wrestling, Hat McKool magic, Rowlands Cup ‘n Saucer Rides, Inflatafun Bouncy Castle, and Professor HARGRAVE Punch ‘n Judy  are all part of...

Grand Summer Draw aims to top �£500,000

Posted by on May 19th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Grand Summer Draw aims to top �£500,000

Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s Grand Summer Draw tickets are now on sale, with a first prize of a Mazda2 75PS SE and two further cash prizes of £500 and £100 respectively.

Now in its eighth year the Charity are delighted to be continuing their partnership with Peter Vosper and Devon based Vospers Mazda, who are great supporters.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We would like to thank Peter Vosper and Vospers Mazda for their continued support of the Charity.  Providing the car at a substantially reduced rate to us really does make a huge difference and means...

Flying high thanks to Devonshire Freemasons

Posted by on April 28th 2015 in Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity, General discussion

Flying high thanks to Devonshire Freemasons

Ian Kingsbury the Rt. Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire can be seen here presenting a cheque for £4,000 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust as part of an on-going relationship between Freemasons and the Air Ambulance Trusts throughout England and Wales.

Since 2007 Devonshire Freemasons have given in excess of £43,000 to the Charity as well as many of the 138 lodges situated throughout the county also giving individual donations making that figure more than £100,000 in total.

During that same period of time The Freemasons Grand Charity has donated over £1.6 Million to Air Ambulance Trusts throughout England and Wales.

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