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Bridgerule's 10th Anniversary Open Gardens will raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on April 19th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Bridgerule's 10th Anniversary Open Gardens will raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Horticulturist writer and broadcaster for Gardeners World and Gardeners Question Time, Anne Swithinbank, will open the 10th anniversary of Open Gardens at Bridgerule this June, with proceeds from the day to be equally split between Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trusts.

Anne will open the gardens, along with her husband John, on Sunday 19th June at the Bridge Mill at 11am, before touring the gardens to meet the gardeners and talk with the visitors. Ten gardens will be open to the public from 11am to 5pm, with an entry fee of just £4 for all ten gardens.

Marks and Spencer of Derriford Hospital raise over £700 for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on April 18th 2016 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Marks and Spencer of Derriford Hospital raise over £700 for Devon Air Ambulance

This month Marks and Spencer Simply Food at Derriford Hospital celebrate their first year of business during which time they have raised over £700 for Devon Air Ambulance.

Devon Air Ambulance was chosen as their Charity of the Year at time of opening and as such have had collection boxes present in the shop to encourage donations from staff and customers.

The positioning of Marks and Spencer Simply Food within the foyer of Derriford Hospital made Devon Air Ambulance a fitting choice for their Charity of the Year. Devon Air Ambulance airlift patients from all over the county and...

Devon Air Ambulance wishes their supporters in the London Marathon the best of luck

Posted by on April 14th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance wishes their supporters in the London Marathon the best of luck

Devon Air Ambulance are extremely proud to have six supporters participating in this years London Marathon on Sunday 24th April, raising vital funds to keep Devon’s two air ambulances flying.

The London Marathon, now in its 35th year, is a major event in the sporting calendar and one of the most prolific fundraising events in the world, with more than three quarters of participants now fundraising to support their chosen charity.

The six participants supporting Devon Air Ambulance are from not only the county but from further afield as well. This support from all over the country demonstrates the importance...

Enjoy a cream tea at Owlacombe Farmâ??s open garden this spring

Posted by on April 13th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Enjoy a cream tea at Owlacombe Farmâ??s open garden this spring

Owlacombe Farm, near Winkleigh, once again open their beautiful 4 acre garden to the public on Sunday 15th May 2016, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy the wonder of nature’s beauty in this tranquil setting in support of Devon Air Ambulance.

The gorgeous garden boasts over 400 bright and blooming rhododendrons and azaleas, luscious lawns, fruitful flowerbeds, shrubs, ponds and even a bluebell wood. The garden is also home to a variety of birds including woodpeckers, blue tits, chaffinch, wagtails, nut hatch and robins and if you’re really lucky you may even spot a kingfisher fly up to the woods from the ponds,...

New look for Devon Air Ambulance Lottery as membership soars to over 35,000

Posted by on March 9th 2016 in Fundraising, General charity, Lottery

DAA Lottery reaches 35000

Fundraisers at Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) are celebrating after its in-house Lottery membership soared past the 35,000 membership mark on last Friday.

The DAA Lottery was launched in 2001 and in 2015 it contributed sales over £1.6 million to the charity which is funded solely by donations from the general public and local businesses. To date it has contributed in excess of £12 million to the cause clearly demonstrating its significance to DAA’s fundraising target of £5.5 million every year.

DAA Fundraising Director Caroline Creer said: “Our Lottery is run in-house at DAA’s headquarters and supported by a group of dedicated canvassers...

Benchball Choose Charity of the Year

Posted by on February 3rd 2016 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

The University of Exeter Benchball Society are proud to announce Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) as their chosen Charity for the current academic year.  Following taking part in Exeter’s Rock Solid Race and volunteering for the Trust at Run or Dye’s Exeter event in 2015, the society decided to not only continue, but to increase their support of the Trust this year.

The Society’s personal connection to DAAT provides the reasoning for their support. President Jodie Hoskin was in need of one of Devon’s Air Ambulances back in 2011, when she was airlifted from Dartmoor. Jodie’s airlift coupled with witnessing the...

Tozers Solicitors Raise £13,500 through Diverse Support

Posted by on February 1st 2016 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising

Tozers Solicitors Raise £13,500 through Diverse Support

Following two years of tremendous support, Tozers Solicitors LLP have reason to celebrate, raising £13,500 for Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).

The partners at Tozers decided to nominate DAAT as their chosen charity back in 2014, not least because one of them had been previously airlifted as a result of an equestrian accident. Having a first-hand experience of the vital service the Charity provides, the Solicitors began their varied support.

The year was full of fundraising from a bake-off to an indoor cycling challenge, taking part in DAAT’s Motorcycle Ride Out and the Royal Marines Commando Challenge (an event shared by DAAT...

Gary Ocean Busking for DAAT

Posted by on January 20th 2016 in Fundraising

Supporting Devon Air Ambulance Trust for around 3 years now, Gary Ocean is continuing his busking successes and would love to sing and dance at any of your fundraising events this year. Here is what he has to say in his own words:

When wandering around the market towns of Devon
You may hear music that sounds like Heaven
Closer inspection will have you revealing
That Gary Ocean is singing with feeling

His repertoire is varied and fun
And includes a tune for everyone
The songs he sings bring joy to all
Throughout the winter, summer and Fall

He busks and dances with...

Win a Custom Built BMX

Posted by on January 7th 2016 in Fundraising

Vert YesEvil in Paignton are proud to hold their Charity Raffle with 50% proceeds to Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).  As a family-run business, Adrian & Jonathan Livesey not only have a passion for anything on two wheels but for giving back to the community as well.

Adrian Livesey says, “ We are pleased to support  Devon Air Ambulance Trust. It is reassuring to know that Devon’s Air Ambulances are able to respond quickly to remote parts of the county, where keen mountain bike riders like myself ride. We want to contribute to the vital service they provide”.

This year, Vert YesEvil’s...

Alcoa Howmet Celebrate 12 Years of Support

Posted by on December 14th 2015 in Fundraising

When Alcoa Howmet began supporting Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) back in 2003, the company probably wouldn’t have expected that 12 years later they would be celebrating raising around £41,000 for the Charity.

Alcoa Howmet casting operations, based in Sowton, Exeter, are one of the world’s leading producers of complex investment-cast turbine airfoils. Their support of DAAT began with collection boxes in the canteen, which still remain today.  Alcoa Howmet then diversified their contributions taking part in DAAT’s own in-house lottery through their payroll, granting ACTION grants, Alcoans in Motion Grants from Alcoa Foundation, along with Union donations as well.

Alcoa...



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