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Bridgerule Open Gardens open for Local Air Ambulances

Posted by on April 30th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

Bridgerule Open Gardens offers a day filled with flora and fauna with proceeds shared equally between Devon Air Ambulance Trust and the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.

Eight Gardens will be open for viewing; three of them are new this year. Walking through the floral selection will be a feast for the eyes with a watermill and lakes that can be viewed alongside the perennials. 

Tea and coffee will be available at most gardens. Light lunches will also be available, along with cream teas from St Bridget’s Church and a cake stall from the Methodist chapel. Plants, produce, and preserves...

Still time to enter into this fantastic bike ride

Posted by on April 25th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

Still time to enter into this fantastic bike opportunity. A great family day and 50% of all monies raised for

Gardens with own railway open to support Charity

Posted by on April 22nd 2014 in Events, Fundraising

Gardens with own railway open to support Devon’s Air Ambulances

Roger and Barbara Stimpson live in Honiton, and despite health problems are once again opening their garden in order to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance.

However this isn’t just any garden, as they have a very special G:Gauge (which is now digital) in their garden too, which was built by Barbara.  The garden has also been created over the past 10 years and has recently been re-laid.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director said “We would like to thank the Stimpsons for once again opening their garden and model railway to the public, in...

Jack and Sarahs Easter Canoeing Adventure

Posted by on April 17th 2014 in Fundraising

Jack is an experienced paddler, having have taken part in the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race 9 times.  This year however he has taken up the challenge with wife Sarah, who is doing the Race for the first time. They are raising money for Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Jack, owner of Positive Jack, has worked with the senior leadership team of Devon Air Ambulance Trust, specialising in motivational speaking, business and educational development.

The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race is an extreme test of endurance, mental and physical stamina, self-awareness, planning and control.  

Jack said “We are canoeing 125 miles...

Grandparents say thank you by volunteering and fundraising

Posted by on April 16th 2014 in Fundraising, Patients, Volunteering

Gillian and Mike Sexton from Tipton St John, near Sidmouth are Devon Air Ambulance Trust volunteers. They are also organising an event at the Exeter Golf & Country Club on Saturday 7 June in order to raise additional funds, as their way to say a very personal thank you.

Gillian explains “Our eldest grandson Callum was airlifted by Air Ambulance just hours after his home birth, after developing breathing problems.  Thankfully after spending the day in hospital undergoing tests he was given a clean bill of health and allowed back home.  It was, nonetheless, a very worrying time for his parents,...

Riverside Beer & Folk Festival this October- tâ?¦

Posted by on April 9th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

Riverside Beer & Folk Festival this October- tickets/pitches now available #SouthMolton

Riverside Beer and Folk Festival raising funds for Devons Air Ambulances

Posted by on April 9th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

Organisers of a highly successful North Devon Beer and Music Festival staged in support of Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) have announced the dates of its second annual event.

The three day Riverside Beer and Folk Festival will take place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October at Riverside Caravan and Camping Park, South Molton, which will host 21 bands and folk acts including The McDowell Band and Roholio amid the real ales, ciders and other entertainment on offer.

On behalf of the team organising at Riverside Park, Nicky Penfold, said: “We were really delighted with last year’s event which was well...

Devon charity marathon runners take to the streets of London

Posted by on April 8th 2014 in Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is going to be very well represented at The Virgin London Marathon  on 13th April with 11 runners currently  preparing for the 26.2 mile event.   Some of them gathered at the Charity’s Head Office this week to share training tips and meet the team!  

One of the runners, Paul Robinson, is a paramedic/crew member.  He said, “I am running for the Trust because I see all too often at first-hand how the air ambulance really helps people and the difference it brings to the patient’s outcome in real terms. I am extremely proud to be a...

Ebay volunteers needed

Posted by on April 8th 2014 in Fundraising, Retail

As part of ambitions plans to enhance retail derived income, Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) is looking for new volunteers to help with its growing eBay operation.

The Charity aims to open two new shops a year for the next five years and increase the contribution retailing and merchandising makes to its helicopters’ operational costs to 20% by 2017.

DAAT Retail Director, Martin Bell said: “We have invested in our retail operation in terms of shop acquisition and fit out, an electronic point-of-sale system as well as training for staff and volunteers.  We have now identified eBay as a significant source of...

Air Ambulance Lottery membership soars to 29000

Posted by on April 7th 2014 in Fundraising

The in house Lottery run by Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) to support its fundraising objectives has welcomed its 29,000th member.

Now in its 13th year, the DAAT Lottery contributed over £850,000 in 2013, helping the Charity towards the £4.5m needed to keep its two emergency helicopters operational.

DAAT Fundraising Director Caroline Creer said: “The popularity of our lottery is soaring.  This time last year we had just over 23,000 members and today we have over 29,000,  That’s a fantastic achievement and we are very grateful to everyone who has joined and supports us in this very simple but positive way.  It’s...

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