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DAAT Announces New Tavistock Shop Opening

Posted by on October 20th 2015 in Retail

DAAT Announces New Tavistock Shop Opening

Excitement is building in Tavistock, as Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) prepares to open a new shop in town. DAAT’s Tavistock location will be its 16th shop in the county, and will open its doors on 7th November.

Martin Bell, DAAT Retail Director said, “We’ve been looking for a shop in Tavistock for many years but haven’t been able to find the right property to fit our tried and tested retail model. When we came across the premises at 9 Market Street we knew it was exactly what we were looking for.”

He added, “Retail derived income has been playing...

Book on a Onelife training course and donate to us

Posted by on October 19th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising, Retail

Book on a Onelife training course and donate to us

Are you looking for a training course for your employees or yourself?  Why not see if Onelife Training has what you are looking for?

If you quote 'Devon AIr Ambulance' on booking Onelife Training will make a donation of £10 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust!

Courses vary from first aid, manual handling, food safety, health & safety, and many more!

To find out what courses are currently available click here.  

Forthcoming events:

Date Course Location Cost 27 Oct
3/16/26 Nov EFAW (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £89 4 Nov Food Safety (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £61 5 Nov/14 Dec Health & Safety (one day) Exeter - Marsh Barton £61 6 Nov/11 Dec Asbestos Awareness (one day) Exeter - Marsh...

Family Photos Found

Posted by on October 12th 2015 in Retail

Family Photos Found

Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s Topsham Shop recently received a donation of an old tin that was more than meets the eye.

Inside were family photographs dating from the early 1900’s up to the 1970’s. One of the older photographs was taken in Exeter.

Sarah Woolfenden, the shop’s manager, said “ It seemed very sad that pictures of several generations of ancestors may be lost forever. Sometimes we get items donated that were not intended for us. If the donor signs up for Gift Aid we can trace them, but unfortunately in this case we don’t have any details”.

Sarah is using social media...

Charity shop partners with local businesses

Posted by on September 25th 2015 in business on board, Fundraising, General charity, Retail

Charity shop partners with local businesses

The success of the specialist Furniture & Electrical store opened in Exeter by Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) is attributable in no small part to local businesses who are providing quality stock for onward sale to the general public and helping to spread the word.

Furniture Direct, student accommodation providers Victoria Hall at Printworks and Bishops Move have all supported the charity by donating items of furniture, end of line stock and other general donations, while Bensons Beds, Furniture Village, Harveys and Oak Furniture Land are all passing DAAT leaflets to their customers who can donate the furniture or white goods...

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...

Onelife Training pledges support for Devons Air Ambulance charity staff

Posted by on April 15th 2015 in business on board, Charity of the year, Fundraising, General charity, Retail

Carole Johnson of Onelife

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is the Charity which raises the funds to keep Devon’s two Air Ambulances flying.  Although a Charity Heléna Holt, Chief Executive explained “To be a successful charity, no matter what size, it is essential that staff and volunteers receive the right training in order to run the Charity as effectively as possible.”

Carole Johnson, MD of Onelife Training UK Ltd said “My husband had a very bad accident but unfortunately it was out dealing with another incident at the time, so I know how important your service is in saving lives.

“Onelife Training UK Ltd is a local...

JUNK Rubbish to Gold - could you help?

Posted by on March 30th 2015 in Events, Fundraising, General charity, Retail

JUNK Rubbish to Gold - could you help?

We're partnering with the JUNK Rubbish to Gold which is a project launching at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham in November 2015. They are partnering with the Charity by collecting any unsalable, broken, discarded junk jewelry in any condition via all of our charity shops.

Over the course of a one week performance this jewellery will be creatively transformed into objects of desire, by former and current students and the staff at the School of Jewelry. The finished jewelry will be sold with 50% of monies received going back, proportionally by weight, to the charities that have given jewelry to...

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...

Celebrating retail excellence in our shops

Posted by on January 22nd 2015 in Fundraising, Retail, Volunteering

Celebrating retail excellence in our shops

Devon Air Ambulance Trust recently held its second annual internal Retail Awards, which celebrated retail excellence within the Charity.

Devon Air Ambulance Trust currently has 14 shops across the county, and is proud that all items sold have been wholly donated by the community which it serves.

Martin Bell, Retail Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “Our annual awards are a way of promoting the fantastic work our retail team do day in, day out; from managers, assistant managers, support staff and volunteers, every team member plays an essential part in helping to raise funds needed to keep Devon’s two Air...

Charity shop in Heavitree reopening after refurbishment

Posted by on December 2nd 2014 in Fundraising, Retail, Volunteering

Charity shop in Heavitree reopening after refurbishment

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is delighted to be reopening their Heavitree, Exeter charity shop on Saturday 6 December at 10am.

Martin Bell, Retail Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We are often asked why we spend money on refurbishing our shops.  There are many reasons for this.  In the case of our Heavitree shop we are at the end of the current lease so we are obliged to ensure that the premises are fit for purpose. We plan to continue trading from these premises for many years to come. Therefore at the same time replacing the lighting and heating to...

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