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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...

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...

Why Sue volunteers for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by on June 5th 2014 in Volunteering

Volunteer Sue Miller, a 27 year old mother of three from Tavistock, began volunteering for  DAAT a year ago but has been aware of the service since she was involved in a car crash with her mother as a child.  She gives talks, handles cheque presentations and attends events. She said: “Devon Air Ambulance saved my mum’s life. You can never repay a life.  I enjoy volunteering and meeting people but most of all I enjoy getting the message across."

"So many people don’t understand how important the Air Ambulance is to us all.  I’d give as much time as is...

Celebrating real people volunteering during National Volunteer Week

Posted by on June 4th 2014 in Volunteering

Volunteers form an essential part of any charity and with Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) that’s no different. In fact we simply couldn’t function without the 400+ lifesavers who give up their time so freely and generously either on a regular or occasional basis.

DAAT currently has over 400 volunteers performing a wide range of tasks from servicing the 4500+ red collection boxes across the county and helping in the Charity’s 13 shops to giving talks, helping at events, driving, to administration tasks at its offices.

DAAT Volunteers Support Officer, Rosey Oakes, said: “Volunteers are the lifeblood of Devon Air Ambulance Trust...

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Posted by on April 25th 2014 in Volunteering

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Grandparents say thank you by volunteering and fundraising

Posted by on April 16th 2014 in Fundraising, Patients, Volunteering

Gillian and Mike Sexton from Tipton St John, near Sidmouth are Devon Air Ambulance Trust volunteers. They are also organising an event at the Exeter Golf & Country Club on Saturday 7 June in order to raise additional funds, as their way to say a very personal thank you.

Gillian explains “Our eldest grandson Callum was airlifted by Air Ambulance just hours after his home birth, after developing breathing problems.  Thankfully after spending the day in hospital undergoing tests he was given a clean bill of health and allowed back home.  It was, nonetheless, a very worrying time for his parents,...

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Posted by on April 8th 2014 in Volunteering

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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...

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