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5 Tips to Take Better Fireworks Photos!

Posted by on October 12th 2016 in Events, General discussion

5 Tips to Take Better Fireworks Photos!

On 5th November it’s the Exeter Round Table Star Wars themed Fireworks Display, which will raise money for Devon Air Ambulance and other great local causes!

 

However good you might be at taking regular snaps, fireworks bring together a tricky combo of light and dark… which makes it easy to end up with some blurry blobs of light rather than the fantastic spectacle you want to capture. With that in mind, here are our 5 tips to take better firework photos!

 

Choose Your Tools

You might want to leave your antique 1900s camera at home.

 

Before you go anywhere near a firework, you need...

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....

Bake off for take off - get baking

Posted by on September 9th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Bake off for take off

Fundraisers at Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) are anticipating that National Air Ambulance Week later this month will be a good time to take advantage of the country’s current obsession with baking.

The Charity has launched its own ‘Bake off for take off’ campaign encouraging supporters to get into the kitchen, break out the flour, eggs, icing sugar and piping bags and get baking for a good cause.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director at DAA said: “We always want fundraising efforts to be fun and what better way to enjoy yourself while making money than trying your hand at baking.  The huge success of...

Top 5 Dragon Boat Races from Around the World

Posted by on September 5th 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General discussion

Top 5 Dragon Boat Races from Around the World

It’s our DAA Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday 25th September, so there’s less than 3 weeks to go until you can enjoy the exciting spectacle of dragon boat racing! Dragon boat racing has a rich and mystical history, and it is now participated in across the globe- including right here in Devon! With colourful designs, drumming and furious paddling, here are some of our favourite dragon boat races from around the world.

 

1. IDBF World Dragon Boat Championship 2015 – 500m Grand Final

The International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) is recognised as the world governing body for dragon boat racing, hosting some of...

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...

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...

Bake off for take off - get baking

Posted by on August 24th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Bake off for take off - get baking

If you’ve got the baking bug and will be glued to the new series of The Great British Bake Off when it returns to our TV screens this week we have just the event for you!

National Air Ambulance Week takes place from 19 to 25 September and Devon Air Ambulance is asking you to put on your apron and get baking in order to raise funds for them.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance said “We’re asking all keen amateur cooks, and in fact those that have never cooked before to have a go and get baking. Maybe you...

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...

The Dragon Boat Festival and Its History

Posted by on August 15th 2016 in Events

The Dragon Boat Festival and Its History

The DAA Dragon Boat Festival is on Sunday 25th September, and it’s our third year in a row running this event! The colourful boats, drummers and determined rowers certainly make dragon boat racing an exciting spectacle, but what does it all actually mean? To find out, let’s explore the dragon boat festival and its history in more detail…

 

What is a Dragon Boat?

So, first of all, what exactly is a dragon boat? Simply put, it is a type of rowing boat that is similar to the type used during competitive rowing, powered by a team of rowers. However, dragon boats are...

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...



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