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The Air Ambulance Paramedic Blog

Posted by on February 12th 2015 in General charity, General discussion, Operational

The Air Ambulance Paramedic Blog

Have you signed up or read The Air Ambulance Paramedic blog posts by our newest paramedic Dave Dungay yet?

Dave joined the aircrew at the end of 2014.  He wanted to document his journey from interview to the day to day life of an Air Ambulance paramedic so decided to keep a blog.

The latest instalment on clinical development is available at theairambulanceparamedic.wordpress.com

Calling keen photographers

Posted by on February 6th 2015 in Fundraising, General charity, Retail

Calling keen photographers

Calling keen photographers ...Have you got some great photos of Devon locations that you might like featured on one of our 2015 Christmas cards? The photos will be turned into a painting.

We're looking for photos of iconic and beautiful Devon locations - for example it could be a village street in North Devon, Torquay sea front, Exeter Cathedral or Tavistock town square. We would like a card for each of the East, North, South, West areas.

There's no prize but we will make sure that your name as 'Photo supplied by ...' will be on every single...

Devon Air Ambulance Trust celebrates 2014 - letter to editors

Posted by on December 29th 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion, Operational, Patients

Devon Air Ambulance Trust celebrates 2014 - letter to editors

At the end of every year, when we step back and look at what we have achieved I am always astounded at the amazing things that the community and businesses alike do in order to ensure their Air Ambulances have enough funding to keep flying. Thank you so much for your continued support.

This year has been yet another extraordinary one not only from a fundraising perspective but also in relation to operational developments.

We became truly independent in 2014.  The Charity through, its Trading Company, already owns both of our EC135 helicopters but in the past always relied on an external...

ABode gives Christmas Cheer to Air Ambulance Crew

Posted by on December 23rd 2014 in business on board, General charity, Operational

ABode gives Christmas Cheer to Air Ambulance Crew

There are many people who work over the Christmas and New Year period, due to the nature of their job.  Devon Air Ambulance crews, along with all other ambulance and emergency services are no different.

Heléna Holt, Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “I would like to thank Matt Collins and Michael Caines of ABode who have gone that extra mile and are cooking and delivering our Exeter on duty crew with a special festive lunch on Christmas Day. This is an amazing and generous thing to do and really does encompass the true spirit of Christmas, where we...

New Finance Director at Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on December 19th 2014 in business on board, General charity

New Finance Director at Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) has appointed Chartered Accountant Dave Hawes as its new Finance Director, replacing Steve Tupper who is retiring after 12 years in the role.

Thirty-three year old Dave has previously worked in Sydney for top 10 accountancy practice BDO after qualifying in London with H W Fisher and for the past 5 years has been working in Exeter for Capita Asset Services.

Heléna Holt, DAAT Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to welcome Dave to the Charity. He brings a wealth of experience with him having worked at a high level in several distinguished firms.

“Steve will be a...

Our Lottery goes from strength to strength

Posted by on December 18th 2014 in Fundraising, General charity, Lottery

Our Lottery goes from strength to strength

It’s been quite a year for Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s in house Lottery, who have celebrated 30,000 playing members.

The charity funded service started its own in house lottery in September 2001 and since then it has gone from strength to strength.

The amount raised by DAAT Lottery members effectively this year will pay for 330 life-saving missions.  A huge achievement.

In 2013 sales of the Lottery equated to £1.35 million with over £900,000 donated back to the Trust (272 missions) after the deduction of the prize fund and minimal administration charges.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “Our first...

Devon Air Ambulance Trust to benefit from Chancellor's Autumn statement

Posted by on December 4th 2014 in General charity

Devon Air Ambulance Trust to benefit from Chancellor's Autumn statement

Devon Air Ambulance Trust were pleased to hear that the Chancellor  George Osborne today announced as part of his Autumn Statement that charities who work as part of the Emergency Response Services would receive VAT relief.  At the same time he also announced there would be a further £7.5 million pot of money in support of Air Ambulance charities across the UK.

Heléna Holt, Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We were delighted to hear the news which will really make a difference to all Air Ambulance charities in the UK.  It means that every penny donated by our...

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,...



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