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Kubota and Devon Air Ambulance Trust prepare for take off

Posted by on August 25th 2015 in business on board, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Kubota and Devon Air Ambulance Trust prepare for take off

A market leading machinery manufacturer has teamed up with Devon Air Ambulance Trust to launch ‘Working Safely, Saving Lives’ – a campaign that aims to raise £250,000 for UK air ambulance charities whilst also promoting the importance of health and safety in the workplace. 

Agriculture and construction are two of the most dangerous and hazardous industries in terms of fatal accidents and serious injuries.  For agricultural or construction workers who could have a life threatening accident, the critical service and speed the air ambulance provides can be their only hope of survival. 

Dave Roberts, Kubota UK’s Managing Director, said: “Devon Air Ambulance...

We've got Bronze Award in Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

Posted by on August 7th 2015 in General charity, General discussion

We've got Bronze Award in Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

We're delighted to have received a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

This is awarded to employers who wish to pledge their intention to support Defence and take a positive stance towards employing personnel who are or were members of the Armed Forces community.

All of our pilots are ex forces and we also have several support staff too.

If you would like to find out more click here.

 

 

Pilot Richie lands his dream job

Posted by on August 4th 2015 in General charity, Operational

Pilot Richie lands his dream job

Pilot Richie lands his dream job

Air ambulance role is a life time ambition

As a child, Richie Tate recalls seeing helicopters delivering hay to snowbound cattle near his South Molton home and resolving that one day he would be a helicopter pilot.

He achieved his ambition by learning to fly in a 23 year army career and has now landed his dream job as a pilot with the Devon Air Ambulance  flying the Charity’s EC135 Eurocopter out of Exeter International Airport.

The 43 year-old recounts how he always knew he would be a pilot and mapped out his career accordingly from a very...

Do You Enjoy Hunting Around for Bargains? Try Charity Shopping!

Posted by on July 23rd 2015 in Fundraising, General charity, Retail

We now have 15 shops across the county; Exeter (5), Barnstaple, Honiton, Exmouth, Honiton, Newton Abbot, Tiverton, Sidmouth, Kingsbridge, South Molton and Totnes. This includes three specialist shops; furniture and electrical (Exeter), vintage and variety (Topsham) and a pound shop (Exmouth).

Our shops truly are the place to find what you have always been looking for. We stock anything from clothes and jewellery to small electronics and furniture at bargain prices. Alternatively, you may be having a clear out, decluttering or have items that you would like to donate to us.  Buying and donating to our shops really does mean a...

Five days under the wing

Posted by on July 14th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion

Five days under the wing

By Emma Gill, Somerset Wildlife Trust

Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of spending five days on secondment with Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) – a bit of a change from my usual role as Head of Membership Support Services at Somerset Wildlife Trust.

The purpose of my visit has been to look at what the two very different local charities have in common, and how we can share ideas to help each other raise awareness and funds for our respective causes.  A lot has been crammed into five days, with a whistle stop tour of...

Historic win for Devon Air Ambulance Trust - PWC West of England Business of the Year

Posted by on July 7th 2015 in business on board, General charity, General discussion

Historic win for Devon Air Ambulance Trust - PWC West of England Business of the Year

Trustees, staff, volunteers and supporters across Devon are celebrating after Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) was named as the PWC West of England Business of the Year with a turnover of less than £30 million at a gala dinner at Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol last night.

DAAT was the first charity ever to be shortlisted and the first not-for-profit organisation to win the coveted prize which has previously been won by well-known businesses such as Graphic plc, the Gro Company and Seasalt.

Anita Newcombe, DAAT’s Chair of Trustees said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this award.  It is a...

Its National Volunteers Week Next Week

Posted by on May 28th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion, Volunteering

Its National Volunteers Week Next Week

The Devon Air Ambulance Trust are planning many exciting events to celebrate Volunteers’ Week this year.

Volunteer Coordinator Rosey Oakes said “We have hundreds of volunteers beavering away across the county and they play a crucial role in keeping our two helicopters flying.  National Volunteers’ Week is an opportunity to say thank you to them – so we’re having tea parties, special window displays and a special  invitation-only visit to our Airbase to meet the crew!

We are always looking for new volunteers and currently need people to help in various roles across Devon.  Every volunteer is invaluable to us, so if...

Air Ambulance praises Trago Mills

Posted by on May 26th 2015 in business on board, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Air Ambulance praises Trago Mills

Organisers of the 10th Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) Motorcycle Ride Out are praising the support given to the event by Trago Mills at Newton Abbot who are providing free use of their land for the 1000 or so entrants for the annual fundraiser.

The Ride Out will start on 12 July at Trago Mills will take a meandering 83 mile course across some beautiful Devon countryside before finishing at the Den in Teignmouth for an afternoon of live music, trade shows and hundreds of bikes to admire.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said: “There are not too...

Grand Summer Draw aims to top �£500,000

Posted by on May 19th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, General charity

Grand Summer Draw aims to top �£500,000

Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s Grand Summer Draw tickets are now on sale, with a first prize of a Mazda2 75PS SE and two further cash prizes of £500 and £100 respectively.

Now in its eighth year the Charity are delighted to be continuing their partnership with Peter Vosper and Devon based Vospers Mazda, who are great supporters.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We would like to thank Peter Vosper and Vospers Mazda for their continued support of the Charity.  Providing the car at a substantially reduced rate to us really does make a huge difference and means...

Could you take on the dragons in 2015?

Posted by on May 19th 2015 in business on board, Events, Fundraising, General charity

This event has now passed, but keep an eye on our events page for the latest news on Dragon Boat racing in Exeter.

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) is set to hold its second Dragon Boat Festival on the River Exe on Sunday 27 September.  After such a fantastic maiden voyage last year, it has now truly earned a place in the Charity’s annual calendar.

DAAT Fundraising Director Caroline Creer said: “Our first Dragon Boat Festival last year was a great success and we know many of last year’s teams are looking forward to taking on the dragon again! A few of...



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