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Love Your Air Ambulance

Posted by on February 14th 2017 in Fundraising, General charity

Love Your Air Ambulance

It can be easy to be cynical about Valentine’s Day, as we’re bombarded on television and in shops with crass, commercial gifts. However, if we treat it as a reminder for us to cherish the important people in our lives – partners, children and friends – then it’s a great opportunity to give thanks to the partnerships that matter most in our lives.

 

The Parkhouse Family

In 2011, the Parkhouse family had one of the most terrifying experiences of their lives, when Matthew had to be air lifted to Bristol hospital by Devon Air Ambulance.

Matthew’s Dad said, “We’ll never forget that day”....

The infamous Ilfracombe Rotary Club's StarTrek Charity Night Walk is returns in March 2017!

Posted by on February 13th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

The infamous Ilfracombe Rotary Club's StarTrek Charity Night Walk is returns in March 2017!

The infamous Ilfracombe Rotary Club’s StarTrek Charity Night Walk returns on the weekend of March 4 and 5 and this year the local charities supported will be Children’s Hospice South West, North Devon Hospice and Devon Air Ambulance.

This exhilarating event involves teams of 4-6 people finding their way overnight around a secret route in the heart of Exmoor. Paul Williams from Ilfracombe Rotary said: ‘We can’t believe that 2017 will be the 25th year of this very worthwhile challenge. Over the years we have raised in excess of £800,000 for local charities and we’re delighted to be once...

Tom Backhouse walks wild for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on February 8th 2017 in Fundraising, General discussion, Patients

Tom Backhouse walks wild for Devon Air Ambulance

Throughout 2017 our supporter Tom Backhouse will be walking the length of the 15 UK National Parks to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance. Tom was inspired to fundraise for Devon Air Ambulance after his sister Kate was airlifted in 2016.

In Tom's own words:

The past 12 months has been one of changing perspectives. Difficult times personally and professionally culminated in learning things about myself and what makes me feel fulfilled and successful. Growing up, if you were to ask me what the benefits of owning your business were, I would of very likely replied 'power and money', however,...

Helpful Holidays raise over £10,000 for Devon Air Ambulance from a year of fundraising

Posted by on February 6th 2017 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising

Helpful Holidays raise over £10,000 for Devon Air Ambulance from a year of fundraising

The award-winning West Country cottage specialists, Helpful Holidays, raised an incredible £10,581.28 throughout 2016 for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) as their chosen Charity of the Year.

Over £8,500 of the funds were raised by Helpful Holidays customers, prompted by Helpful Holidays as an optional donation, when making their holiday booking.

In addition, Helpful Holidays raised further funds through a charity Cricket Match held at Chagford Cricket Club in the summer of 2016, in which DAA employees Dave Hawes and Afnan Tellesy competed against the Helpful Holiday team.

Helpful Holidays support DAA as one of three chosen Charity of the...

Exmouth Band announce Devon Air Ambulance as 2017's Charity of the Year

Posted by on January 5th 2017 in Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising

Exmouth Band announce Devon Air Ambulance as 2017's Charity of the Year

Exmouth Town Concert band are delighted to announce their charity of the year for 2017 will be Devon Air Ambulance (DAA).

In 2017 Devon Air Ambulance will be celebrating 25 years of service to the county, this has only been made possible by the fantastic support DAA receives from the people, businesses and communities of Devon. It costs £5.5million every year to keep Devon’s Air Ambulances flying and they are extremely proud to be independent of Government and National Lottery Funding; this safeguards the service for the long-term and ensures they can deliver what the people of Devon tell them they...

Goodbye 2016. Hello Silver Anniversary.

Posted by on January 1st 2017 in Fundraising, General charity

Goodbye 2016. Hello Silver Anniversary.

2016 was a busy year for Devon Air Ambulance - not to mention the rest of the world! Missed some of our big news? Not to worry! Let’s take a look back at some of our key moments in 2016 but more importantly, find out more about our exciting Say it with Silver plans, which will mark Devon Air Ambulance's 25th anniversary of life-saving service.

 

Say it with Silver

The 27th August 2017 will mark 25 years since our very first mission back in 1992, when the Devon Air Ambulance service was launched, flying 5 days per week. Fundraising for an air...

Free fireworks display and New Yearâ??s Eve party in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on December 21st 2016 in Events, Fundraising, General charity

Free fireworks display and New Yearâ??s Eve party in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Party-goers from Devon looking for a New Year’s Eve event to attend are invited to The Jubilee Inn, near South Molton, for a night of celebrations including free fireworks’ display at midnight and music and dancing throughout the evening to help raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA).

Claire Sellar-Elliott, who co-owns the country inn, restaurant and boutique hotel at West Anstey, with Executive Chef, Sam Salway, said: “We’re holding the event on December 31 to help say ‘thank you’ to all our regular customers and are also hoping that in return for the free entertainment, which includes a...

Devon Air Ambulance benefits from Sanctuaryâ??s donation

Posted by on December 14th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance benefits from Sanctuaryâ??s donation

Devon Air Ambulance was just one of a number of charities to benefit from a generous donation following the closure and sale of Sanctuary Lodge, the Freemason’s home in Moretonhampstead since 1932.

As he presented DAA’s Debbie Gregory with a cheque for £5,000 Lodge Trustee Harry James explained his reason for nominating his local Air Ambulance, “In May 2014 I had need of the Air Ambulance after a rather nasty accident at my home in North Bovey.  I lost two fingers in a battle with a circular saw and I’ll never forget the relief I felt knowing that such help was...

Devon Air Ambulance to receive a an incredbile £16,000 from a record-breaking year for the Exeter Round Table

Posted by on December 7th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance to receive a an incredbile £16,000 from a record-breaking year for the Exeter Round Table

The 38th annual Exeter Round Table charity Firework event was a huge success attracting a crowd of over 8600 visitors and smashing all records by raising £32,000 for local good causes and charities.

Matt Church, Event lead organiser said: “We are extremely proud of the event and would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts in making this occasion such a success. I am thrilled for the club [Exeter Round Table] that we have managed to raise so much this year. Our members are all volunteers and this is a real credit to them”.

Fundraising Director, Caroline Creer,...

Christmas wishes for Devon Air Ambulance at The Jubilee Inn

Posted by on December 6th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Christmas wishes for Devon Air Ambulance at The Jubilee Inn

The Jubilee Inn at West Anstey near South Molton is inviting people to write their wishes on a cardboard star in return for a charitable donation to Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) from December 5 (2016) until Twelfth Night in January.

Claire Sellar-Elliott, co-owner of the country inn with gastropub-style grub and B&B rooms, said “We will place our Christmas wishing tree in our bar area as we thought it would be a great way to raise money for Devon Air Ambulance, which is a wonderful charity that provides urgent medical assistance to people in Devon.

“Its two helicopters allow...



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