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Lewtrenchard to re-host luxury Charity lunches

Posted by on January 18th 2018 in Events, Fundraising

Lewtrenchard to re-host luxury Charity lunches
Lewtrenchard Manor to re-host luxury charity lunches Lewtrenchard Manor is raising funds for Devon Air Ambulance by cooking up luxury dinners for gourmet-loving guests. Find out how to book here.

Lewtrenchard Manor to re-host luxury charity lunches

Devon Air Ambulance is thrilled to once again be supported by Lewtrenchard Manor House as it runs its luxurious lunches in support of the Charity. The restaurant will serve meticulously prepared meals throughout January, February and March.

Those looking for a tasty weekend treat can tuck into a two-course lunch and support Devon Air Ambulance at the same time, so there’s every reason to treat yourself.  Lunches...

Tom Walks Wild as thanks for saving his sister's life

Posted by on January 9th 2018 in Fundraising, Patients

Tom on the North Yorkshire Moors

On the morning of 16th January 2016, 21 year old Katie Backhouse left her home in Kingsteignton to make her way to work at the Haldon Forest Diner. It was the first icy day Devon had suffered in a while and Katie texted her boyfriend a photo of her car temperature gauge showing -1°c before setting off.? 

That morning Katie didn’t make it to the Diner. At around 7:50am, between the A380 and A38 - on a journey Katie had done many times before - her car skidded on black ice and careered off the road. ? 

When Katie failed to show for work, a member of...

7 ways to make a difference in 2018

Posted by on December 20th 2017 in General charity, General discussion, Uncategorised

The Commando Challenge is one of the most popular events on the Devon Air Ambulance calendar

Midnight has chimed, the Hootenanny is over, the fireworks have finished and everyone’s just about managed to stumble their way through Auld Lang Syne. Not long after all this, thoughts turn to New Year’s resolutions…

There’s a lot of pressure to create a ‘new you’; a fitter you, a more accomplished you – someone who will shed their winter pounds within weeks and stays calm in traffic. But at Devon Air Ambulance we don’t think you need to create a ‘better’ you to make the most of the fresh year ahead. To us it’s more about embracing the best parts of yourself...

Young Farmers fundraise thousands for charity

Posted by on December 18th 2017 in Charity of the year, Fundraising

Bradworthy Young Farmers present a cheque to DAA volunteer Dennis Bater

The Devon Federation of Young Farmers Clubs celebrate another successful twelve months at this years’ AGM held at Padbrook Park, where the yearly fundraising total for charity was announced at over £88,000, with locally based Charity Devon Air Ambulance receiving over £17,000.

Members and supporters of the Federation demonstrate how they continue to help the wider community, when it was announced the total raised for charity within the last year was £88,402.46.  Members of Young Farmers across Devon raised the money during the year through various fundraising events, including a charity rugby game held by Bradworthy YFC,...

Top vintage shopping in Topsham this Christmas

Posted by on December 12th 2017 in Retail, Uncategorised

Glamorous frocks and posh dresses in the window of out Topsham vintage charity shop

The festive season is the time of year for many when it’s helpful to get a little creative with your shopping. After all, what do you get that friend who has everything? Where can you find some glad rags that are original, glamorous, affordable and don’t add to the mountain of disposable fashion that we turn over each year? And where can you pick up a trifle dish at the eleventh hour?

Devon Air Ambulance’s Vintage charity shop in Topsham is a good place to start looking – especially if you’re someone who is keen to avoid the heaving high street.


Giving Tuesday

Posted by on November 20th 2017 in Events, Fundraising, General discussion, Lottery, Retail

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is your opportunity to pledge your support to Devon Air Ambulance, by being part of a global day of giving something back.

Giving Tuesday immediately follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so after doing some early Christmas shopping or buying yourself something special, you can give something back to your local community. Giving Tuesday is a day all about supporting a special charity and we think we fit the bill.

As an independent charity, we rely wholly on the generosity of people, businesses and the communities of Devon to raise the vital funds needed to keep our helicopters airborne. It...

Cheese and wine evening raises over £5,000 for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on October 24th 2017 in Fundraising, Patients

Cheese and wine evening raises over £5,000 for Devon Air Ambulance

Supporters Pauline & Kenneth Govier, raised an impressive £5,606 for Devon Air Ambulance when they organised a cheese and wine evening at their local village hall in September 2017.

The evening, which comprised of live music performed by singer Sarah Randle along with an auction of donations which were put under the hammer by auctioner Paul Heard of Heard RPS, was a great success with over 90 people in attendance.

Kenneth Govier, who chose to support Devon Air Ambulance after he was airlifted in December 2012 following a cardiac arrest, stated “We would like to thank...

Devon Air Ambulance announce the winners of their last Grand Summer Draw

Posted by on October 20th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance announce the winners of their last Grand Summer Draw

Thank you to everyone who has supported us in this year’s Grand Summer Draw (GSD); you have helped to raise an incredible £39,000 and we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Grand Summer Draw prizes:

Carol Timms of Okehampton is our 1st prize winner and is now the proud owner of a Mazda2, kindly donated by Vospers Exeter. Carol bought the winning ticket from our volunteer David Weeks.

2nd prize was presented to Grace Rowe of Barnstaple who won a break for 2 at the Pad Apartment in South Devon, kindly donated by Mr David Quick....

Experience Some Disney Magic on Fireworks Night

Posted by on October 9th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Experience Some Disney Magic on Fireworks Night

The year has flown by and it’s time once again for the Exeter Round Table Fireworks Display. We are very lucky to be supported by Devon’s largest pyro-musical display again this year and we are even more excited than ever at this year’s theme – Disney!

The event itself is more than just a fireworks display – it’s a full-on fairground! With a great range of food and drink stalls as well as a selection of thrilling rides.

Not only is it a great firework display but it’s a great cause to support too. The main charity being supported this year is...

Equine Fair supports Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on September 19th 2017 in Charity of the year, Events

Equine Fair supports Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) which is celebrating 25 years of service is the chosen charity for the Westcountry Equine Fair 2017.

The Westcountry Equine Fair, (Westpoint, Exeter on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December) now in its twenty first year, hosts a wide selection of educational, competitive and entertaining demonstrations in the indoor arena including: Beverley Brightman sponsored by Horsehage (dressage rider & trainer); Alexander Bragg event rider (Sunday); Grant Bazin – The horseman; Junior Show Jumping; a native breed parade and many more.

There will also be the BETA sponsored Equestrian Knowledge Zone. You can ask advice from a selection...

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