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Cycling Challenge; One woman’s mission to thank three charities that helped save her life

Posted by on August 10th 2017 in Fundraising, Patients

Cycling Challenge; One woman’s mission to thank three charities that helped save her life

On the 18th August 2017, Eleanor Browne will be setting off from Plymouth, on a solo cycling challenge all the way to Bristol. After a near-fatal paragliding accident in 2014, this cycle challenge will highlight the excellent work of three charities that saved Eleanor’s life and helped her learn to walk again; Devon Air Ambulance (DAA), Plym Neurological Rehab Unit, and the Southmead Hospital Intensive Care Unit in Bristol.

Eleanor will set off from the Plym Neurological Rehab Unit at Mount Gould Hospital on 18th August, cheered on by some of the staff that treated her during...

Foresters Friendly Society partner with UK Air Ambulances as Charity of the Year

Posted by on August 9th 2017 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Foresters Friendly Society partner with UK Air Ambulances as Charity of the Year

Foresters Friendly Society, the Southampton-based member-owned mutual society, have chosen to support the Association of Air Ambulances Charity (AAAC) as their Charity of the Year for the 2017/18 period. Launched on 26th June, the partnership will run until next year’s Annual General Meeting and support the UK’s Air Ambulance Charities. A number of products such as calendars, pins, ties, bugs, magnets and tea towels have been produced and will be on sale at events throughout the year. Foresters Friendly Society have had a number of successful charity partnerships in previous years.

Cheryl Eagleson, the newly elected President of...

Black Torrington Bicycle Club sponsored cycle for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on August 4th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Black Torrington Bicycle Club sponsored cycle for Devon Air Ambulance

5 members of the Black Torrington Bicycle Club completed a 92-mile cycle in support of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA).

Team members John, Mary, Steve, Polly and Ian set off from Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 1st July 2017 and reached their destination of Ilfracombe in just 11 hours. The team raised £1257.32 in sponsorship with Gift Aid still to be claimed.

The team were supported by Sally and her horsebox George, providing refreshments and repairs on route, as well as transport the bicycles to the start and from the finish. 

Thanks goes to Morrisons of Tavistock and...

The Lord Mayor of Exeter to attend the Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir Concert at Exeter Cathedral

Posted by on August 2nd 2017 in Events, Fundraising

The Lord Mayor of Exeter to attend the Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir Concert at Exeter Cathedral

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Lesley Robson, will be in attendance at the Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir’s (BSMVC) Concert on Saturday 5th August at Exeter Cathedral.

The gala Concert, which is being held in support of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) in celebration of their 25th year of service, is sure to be a sensational event. Tickets are on sale at Exeter Cathedral box office at £15 for front nave and £12 for side and rear nave, with concession discounts at £10 and £8 for students, £6 and £5 for children.

The concert, at 7:30pm on...

The Top 5 Cake Ideas for 2017’s Bake Off for Take Off

Posted by on July 28th 2017 in Events, Fundraising, General charity, General discussion

The Top 5 Cake Ideas for 2017’s Bake Off for Take Off

If you’ve been baking masterpieces your whole life, or have never cracked an egg but love decadent pudding, we have the perfect event for you!

With National Air Ambulance Week from the 11-17th of September, Devon Air Ambulance is helping you to organise your very own “Bake Off for Take Off” event during this week to help raise funds to support the charity.

Whether it’s a coffee morning at the office, a school bake sale, or just at home with friends, we want to help you plan and host your own cake event. For those excited to get baking, we’ve come up with...

Maize Maze now open at Darts Farm!

Posted by on July 20th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Maize Maze now open at Darts Farm!

Each year, thanks to the artistic skills of the farm team at Darts Farm, an amazing Maize Maze is designed and created within their fields in Topsham and this year is no different! In celebration of the Devon Air Ambulance’s 25th Anniversary, a ‘propelling’ design has been cut into the field of maize and is now open to the public to enjoy.

Costing £1 per child, all of the money raised by the Maize Maze will be donated to DAA. Children can enjoy navigating their way through the field, where they can locate clues to uncover a...

Devon Air Ambulance's free afternoon of live entertainment at the Den, Teignmouth

Posted by on June 28th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance's free afternoon of live entertainment at the Den, Teignmouth

Devon Air Ambulance’s annual Motorcycle Ride Out is returning to the Den, Teignmouth, on Sunday 9th July 2017 with an afternoon of live entertainment from 1pm. This event is free for all to attend in support of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA).

DAA have a great line up of local bands including Littermouth, Five Finger Discount, Thick as Thieves and The Rock Section, with tech provided by Big Bear Recordings.

DAA are encouraging all friends and families of the riders, as well as locals and holiday-makers, to come along and enjoy this free afternoon. The first sets of riders are...

Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir Concert at the Cathedral in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on June 23rd 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir Concert at the Cathedral in support of Devon Air Ambulance
 

Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir (BSMVC) will support Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) in celebration of their 25th year of service with a gala concert at Exeter Cathedral this summer.

The concert, at 7:30pm on Saturday 5th August, will feature BSMVC, directed by Michael Graham, performing a mixture of popular and traditional songs from their wide repertoire, set to entertain a broad audience.

The concert will feature special guests Tim Mirfin, Bass, and Iryna Ilnytska, Mezzo Soprano, both of whom have appeared in concerts and operas around the world, and David Davies, previously Assistant Director of Music at...

Why Devon Air Ambulance has not paid the Fundraising Regulator Levy

Posted by on June 14th 2017 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion

Why Devon Air Ambulance has not paid the Fundraising Regulator Levy
Why Devon Air Ambulance has not paid the Fundraising Regulator Levy

By Heléna Holt, Chief Executive, Devon Air Ambulance

On 1st November 2016, we received an email from the newly formed Fundraising Regulator asking us to pay a voluntary levy in order to fund their operating costs.  The email made it clear that there is currently no legal requirement to pay this levy although it explained that the government “took reserve powers in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 to enforce payment of the levy should that become necessary.”

On 10th November 2016 we received an invoice for £1500 for this...

Devon Air Ambulance’s annual Motorcycle Ride Out returns to the Den this July

Posted by on June 7th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance’s annual Motorcycle Ride Out returns to the Den this July

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) are excited to announce that this year’s Motorcycle Ride Out, sponsored by Bridge Motorcycles, will return to the Den, Teignmouth on Sunday 9th July 2017.

It is anticipated in the region of 1000 bikes will enter this year’s Ride Out which will start from Trago Mills, Newton Abbot, from where the bikes will set off in small groups from 10:30am. Registration will open at 9am. The bikes will then follow an approximate 80 miles marshalled route through the stunning Devon countryside before arriving at the Den, Teignmouth, from lunch time.

Entry is...



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