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Apprentice Jennifer joins the Charity

Posted by on November 5th 2014 in General charity

Apprentice Jennifer joins the Charity

Jennifer McMahon (Jen), 28 and mum of one from Paignton, has always worked in administration but was looking for something where she could make a difference whilst learning new things and challenging herself.

Spotting that Devon Air Ambulance Trust was looking for an apprentice receptionist Jen thought that it could be just the role that she was looking for.

Jen said “You spend so much time at work that it’s essential to do something that you enjoy.   I believe the work Devon Air Ambulance does is invaluable. The chance to be a part of the team was very appealing. Being a small...

Totnes shop needs stock for opening

Posted by on November 5th 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, Retail

Totnes shop needs stock for opening

The new Devon Air Ambulance charity shop is getting ready to open on Saturday 15 November but now needs additional stock.  Can you help?

Manager Kirsty Whitaker says “We’re delighted with the shop and it’s great to see it coming together.  However we are now in need of additional stock to make sure the shelves are full in readiness for our opening in two weeks.”

She added “We’re at the shop now from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday until the opening. If you do have items you would like to donate, we’d love to see you.”

Kirsty, and Assistant Manager Sam Reader...

Charity shocked by break in

Posted by on October 29th 2014 in General charity, Retail, Volunteering

Charity shocked by break in

Devon Air Ambulance Charity seeks new donations for burgled shop

Staff at Devon Air Ambulance Trust were left distressed and angry after the charity’s retail shop in Cowick Street, Exeter, was burgled on Monday evening.

Thieves got away with a collection box having caused significant damage to the premises including smashing the shop window.

Martin Bell, Retail Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “I was extremely distressed and angry to receive a telephone call to advise me that our shop in Cowick Street, St Thomas, Exeter was broken into over-night on Monday 27 October.

“Although all that was taken was our collection box,...

New shop to open in Totnes

Posted by on October 27th 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, Retail, Volunteering

New shop to open in Totnes

There is much excitement in Fore Street, Totnes, as Devon Air Ambulance Trust prepares to open their 15th shop!

Manager Kirsty Whitaker is busy sorting stock and is very keen to recruit some volunteers to help her!  She says “Devon Air Ambulance is a cause close to all of our hearts as it’s there for everyone.  You never know when you might need it.  So far this year it has been called out 8 times in or around Totnes, and it’s a real privilege to be working for such a worthwhile charity.  As a brand new shop, we’re looking for a...

Successful day for Dragons on the Exe - 2014

Posted by on October 7th 2014 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity, Volunteering

Successful day for Dragons on the Exe - 2014

Devon Air Ambulance Trust was delighted to host their first Dragon Boat Festival on the River Exe on Saturday 27 September with 9 teams competing to be become top dragon!

Businesses/teams taking part were Alcoa, Crisp Professional Development, Francis Clark, The Old Guys, RD&E Hospital (Wonford, Exeter) and South West Highways.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We would like to thank all of the teams who took part, and who raised sponsorship for the Charity.  Our staff, volunteers and aircrew also got involved and in fact our two boats were up against each other in one of...

Would you like to join our head office team

Posted by on April 24th 2014 in General charity

Would you like to join our head office team? We’re looking for a volunteer receptionist for Mondays and Wednesdays RO


VAT on Fuel exemption for Air Ambulances

Posted by on March 19th 2014 in General charity, Operational

Heléna Holt Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said "We're delighted to hear that the Air Ambulance community has been supported through the budget today with regard to VAT on fuel."

"As we own both of our aircraft, via our trading company, we are fortunate enough to be able to claim our VAT back in any event. But we are obviously pleased for our other Air Ambulance charity colleagues."

Volunteer opportunities for keen drivers

Posted by on January 24th 2014 in General charity, Volunteering

Devon Air Ambulance Trust has an exciting opportunity for lovers of the open road; we’re looking for a team of volunteer drivers to collect and deliver stock between or shops.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is in between jobs, looking to get back into work after a period away, or a retired person who may want to offer a day a week to keep busy.  

Volunteer Support Officer Rosey Oakes said “Volunteering for DAAT is a great way to serve the community and to contribute to our work saving lives every day throughout the county.  We have over...

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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