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Owlacombe Farm in Bloom

Posted by on April 3rd 2014 in Events, Fundraising

A riot of colour awaits visitors to Owlacombe Farm near Winkleigh in May as Rob and  Ros Pickard open their beautiful garden to the public in support of Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

The magnificent and much loved three acre garden features rhododendrons, azaleas, ponds and even a bluebell wood.  Visitors can enjoy a traditional Devon cream tea after a stroll round the grounds too.

Ros Pickard said: “We need the Air Ambulance in Devon. A member of our family was taken to hospital by the Air Ambulance after a micro-light accident a few years ago and we are very grateful.  Opening our...

Whitchurch Cubs organise Village Charity Fair

Posted by on April 3rd 2014 in Events, Fundraising

‘Do Your Best’ is the motto of the Cub Scouts movement and rarely has it been put to such a good test than when a Devon Cub Scouts pack took on the organisation of a village charity fair.

Thirteen girls and boys aged from 8-10½ from the 1st Whitchurch Cub Scouts have organised the entire event as part of their Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) Cub Scouts badge including putting together a bric-a-brac table, cake stall, silent auction and a variety of other stands in the local village hall at Whitchurch near Tavistock.

Their superb effort has been supported by a number...

Easter Saturday 19 April is Ruby Country Market Day

Posted by on March 10th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

The Ruby Country Market brings together growers, producers, traders and artisans from all over the West Country.  It was established in 2012 as a showcase for local businesses and has quickly become one of the largest traditional markets in the South West.  It is held three times a year, always on a Saturday from 9am-2pm, on a purpose-built site in the market town of Hatherleigh, Devon.  A donation from all parking fees will be made to Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).

Stallholders number around 200 and trade from outside gazebos and inside hall space which, in some cases, is uniquely divided...

Lend Lease supports Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on March 7th 2014 in business on board, Events, Fundraising, Operational, Patients

Devon Air Ambulance Trust's Fundraising Director Caroline Creer made a special visit to Lend Lease's London offices last week to collect a cheque for £10,000, raised at the Guvnors Club Christmas Charity Ball. The Guvnors Club is an internal club in Lend Lease which has been going for 84 years and organises various events for its members and raises money for charity..

Lend Lease is the global international property and infrastructure group behind some of London's largest mixed-use regeneration projects, such as the transformation of Elephant and Castle and The International Quarter in Stratford.

Katrina Lamberton, Project Manager at Lend Lease and...

HSBC Teignmouth support Charity after staff member is airlifted

Posted by on February 25th 2014 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising

The Teignmouth branch of HSBC is proud to announce that Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) is their chosen charity of the year, for the second year in a row.  Whilst all staff recognise that Devon's Air Ambulances are crucial for the county, one particular lady has an even greater reason to show her support.

Emma Oxley, who has worked at the Teignmouth branch of HSBC for 28 years, is a keen horse rider and has ridden the hills and dales of Devon for many years.  Things didn’t quite go to plan, however, on 21st June 2012.

Emma was riding with friends in...

Folifest to support Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on February 20th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

The community of Tamerton Foliot will be getting together for the fourth year running, in order to raise funds for two local worthwhile charities;  Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Plymouth Music Zone.

Organised by the three village pubs at the heart of the community being The Kings, The Queens and The Seven Stars, Folifest 2014 takes to the stage on Saturday 12 July from 12 noon to 10.30pm.  The Festival will feature two stages and 16 bands which include the fantastic junk percussion of Weapons of Sound, The Diggurz and The Paisley Strays.  

There’s truly something there for all of the...

Masons Kings support Devons Air Ambulances

Posted by on February 14th 2014 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising

Masons Kings, the South West’s leading Agricultural & Grounds care dealer announced today they will be proudly supporting Devon Air Ambulance Trust throughout 2014 in all of their events and marketing campaigns.

The announcement is linked in with the launch of the “Masons Kings Big Event”, their own Agricultural & Turf Machinery show held at Westpoint Arena, Exeter on 11th February. Over 8,000 existing customers have been invited, with other marketing creating widespread interest throughout the South West. This event has been unique and an exciting opportunity for Masons Kings 

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is working along-side Masons Kings for the rest...

Skating legend Robin Cousins supports Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on January 10th 2014 in business on board, Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) has received a seasonal boost from former Olympic Figure Skating Champion and Head Judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Robin Cousins.

The skating legend is bringing his spectacular new show, ‘ICE’ to Exeter’s Westpoint in February and has arranged for 10% of tickets sales to be donated to the charity where purchasers quote ‘DAAT’ when buying their tickets.  The first 250 supporters who book for the opening night will also be invited to attend a VIP gala reception alongside the cast and crew. 

The show will feature world class skaters from around the globe in a theatrical...

Rotary Club of Exmouth support DAAT through Night of the Proms at Exeter Cathedral

Posted by on January 6th 2014 in Events, Fundraising

The months following Christmas can sometimes be an anticlimax; tearing down the last remainders of tinsel and slowly working your way through a stockpile of chocolate.

Luckily for Devon Air Ambulance Trust, The Rotary Club of Exmouth & District have organised a fabulous event to raise everyone’s spirits.  An uplifting ‘Last Night Of The Rotary Proms’ Concert is planned at Exeter Cathedral – guaranteed to pull us all out of those post-holiday blues.  The event will be held on Saturday 1st March, starting at 7.30pm and will support Devon Air Ambulance Trust along with two other charities. 

With the format echoing the...

Whats your New Years Resolution

Posted by on January 3rd 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, Retail

Have you made any resolutions?  Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s PR Manager Sarah has. She admits to being “a bit of a hoarder”(and that’s an understatement!) so she’s going to have a clear out and donate all of her unwanted items to their charity shops.

Martin Bell, Retail Director said, “New Year is traditionally the time to make those resolutions which we all, of course, keep for just a few days.  Let us help you stick to your resolution – whilst at the same time you could be helping us too!  Maybe you want to de clutter your house like Sarah, or...



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