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Lewtrenchard to re-host luxury Charity lunches

Posted by on January 18th 2018 in Events, Fundraising

Lewtrenchard to re-host luxury Charity lunches
Lewtrenchard Manor to re-host luxury charity lunches Lewtrenchard Manor is raising funds for Devon Air Ambulance by cooking up luxury dinners for gourmet-loving guests. Find out how to book here.

Lewtrenchard Manor to re-host luxury charity lunches

Devon Air Ambulance is thrilled to once again be supported by Lewtrenchard Manor House as it runs its luxurious lunches in support of the Charity. The restaurant will serve meticulously prepared meals throughout January, February and March.

Those looking for a tasty weekend treat can tuck into a two-course lunch and support Devon Air Ambulance at the same time, so there’s every reason to treat yourself.  Lunches...

Tom Walks Wild as thanks for saving his sister's life

Posted by on January 9th 2018 in Fundraising, Patients

Tom on the North Yorkshire Moors

On the morning of 16th January 2016, 21 year old Katie Backhouse left her home in Kingsteignton to make her way to work at the Haldon Forest Diner. It was the first icy day Devon had suffered in a while and Katie texted her boyfriend a photo of her car temperature gauge showing -1°c before setting off.? 

That morning Katie didn’t make it to the Diner. At around 7:50am, between the A380 and A38 - on a journey Katie had done many times before - her car skidded on black ice and careered off the road. ? 

When Katie failed to show for work, a member of...

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,...

Giving Tuesday

Posted by on November 20th 2017 in Events, Fundraising, General discussion, Lottery, Retail

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is your opportunity to pledge your support to Devon Air Ambulance, by being part of a global day of giving something back.

Giving Tuesday immediately follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so after doing some early Christmas shopping or buying yourself something special, you can give something back to your local community. Giving Tuesday is a day all about supporting a special charity and we think we fit the bill.

As an independent charity, we rely wholly on the generosity of people, businesses and the communities of Devon to raise the vital funds needed to keep our helicopters airborne. It...

Cheese and wine evening raises over £5,000 for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on October 24th 2017 in Fundraising, Patients

Cheese and wine evening raises over £5,000 for Devon Air Ambulance

Supporters Pauline & Kenneth Govier, raised an impressive £5,606 for Devon Air Ambulance when they organised a cheese and wine evening at their local village hall in September 2017.

The evening, which comprised of live music performed by singer Sarah Randle along with an auction of donations which were put under the hammer by auctioner Paul Heard of Heard RPS, was a great success with over 90 people in attendance.

Kenneth Govier, who chose to support Devon Air Ambulance after he was airlifted in December 2012 following a cardiac arrest, stated “We would like to thank...

Devon Air Ambulance announce the winners of their last Grand Summer Draw

Posted by on October 20th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance announce the winners of their last Grand Summer Draw

Thank you to everyone who has supported us in this year’s Grand Summer Draw (GSD); you have helped to raise an incredible £39,000 and we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Grand Summer Draw prizes:

Carol Timms of Okehampton is our 1st prize winner and is now the proud owner of a Mazda2, kindly donated by Vospers Exeter. Carol bought the winning ticket from our volunteer David Weeks.

2nd prize was presented to Grace Rowe of Barnstaple who won a break for 2 at the Pad Apartment in South Devon, kindly donated by Mr David Quick....

Experience Some Disney Magic on Fireworks Night

Posted by on October 9th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Experience Some Disney Magic on Fireworks Night

The year has flown by and it’s time once again for the Exeter Round Table Fireworks Display. We are very lucky to be supported by Devon’s largest pyro-musical display again this year and we are even more excited than ever at this year’s theme – Disney!

The event itself is more than just a fireworks display – it’s a full-on fairground! With a great range of food and drink stalls as well as a selection of thrilling rides.

Not only is it a great firework display but it’s a great cause to support too. The main charity being supported this year is...

Calling All Heroes!

Posted by on September 8th 2017 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Be a Hero

As part of National Air Ambulance week (NAAW), from 11 to 17 September Devon Air Ambulance is looking for your support! This annual event helps to raise awareness about the vital and lifesaving work that is carried out by air ambulances across the UK, with charities like ours receiving additional support from local communities, businesses and individuals.

This year, Devon Air Ambulance is inviting our supporters to hold their very own Be a Hero day.

Devon Air Ambulance’s Be a Hero Day is a great way to fundraise, whether it’s in your school, college or business. To get involved, all you need...

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...

Summer Celebration BBQ success for the Hermitage Inn

Posted by on August 14th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Summer Celebration BBQ success for the Hermitage Inn

On Sunday 16th July 2017, The Hermitage Inn, a delightful local pub in the estuary town of Kingsbridge, held a Summer Celebration BBQ in support of Devon Air Ambulance and The Royal Voluntary Service.

With live music performed in the beautiful garden by Totnes based duo ‘The Craving’ and solo performer Crystal, and with the sun shining all afternoon the well-attended event was enjoyed by all.

The BBQ raised £69.34 for Devon Air Ambulance, bringing the Hermitage Inn’s overall fundraising to a fantastic £690.15.

Land lady Anna McKenna stated “It’s always great to see people...

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