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Could you volunteer and help save lives?

Posted by on July 24th 2017 in General charity, Volunteering

Volunteering saves lives

The Devon Air Ambulance is currently looking for people to join their volunteering family.

Cara Jones, Volunteer Manager for Devon Air Ambulance said “Our volunteers are an invaluable part of our team and ensure we remain truly rooted in the community we serve. If you have a couple of hours to spare, we would love to hear from you. We appreciate you may have other commitments so we welcome flexible volunteers who do not need to commit to a minimum amount of time.”

She added “We have a variety of rolls to suit everyone such as, box collecting, giving talks, attending cheque...

Maize Maze now open at Darts Farm!

Posted by on July 20th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Maize Maze now open at Darts Farm!

Each year, thanks to the artistic skills of the farm team at Darts Farm, an amazing Maize Maze is designed and created within their fields in Topsham and this year is no different! In celebration of the Devon Air Ambulance’s 25th Anniversary, a ‘propelling’ design has been cut into the field of maize and is now open to the public to enjoy.

Costing £1 per child, all of the money raised by the Maize Maze will be donated to DAA. Children can enjoy navigating their way through the field, where they can locate clues to uncover a...

Nu-Heat’s silver milestone to fund life-saving support

Posted by on July 17th 2017 in business on board, Charity of the year

Nu-Heat’s silver milestone to fund life-saving support

Leading underfloor heating and renewables supplier, Honiton-based Nu-Heat, is marking its silver anniversary by supporting a life-saving local charity also marking 25 years, Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Growing from a very small team of just 5 employees in 1992, Nu-Heat now employs over 100 dedicated people and has designed and supplied tailored, award-winning underfloor heating and renewables solutions for over 70,000 homes nationwide.  A company with people at its heart, Nu-Heat is the only heating supplier to be awarded a Distinction from the Institute of Customer Service.

Nu-Heat plans to mark its silver anniversary with a...

Devon Air Ambulance's free afternoon of live entertainment at the Den, Teignmouth

Posted by on June 28th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance's free afternoon of live entertainment at the Den, Teignmouth

Devon Air Ambulance’s annual Motorcycle Ride Out is returning to the Den, Teignmouth, on Sunday 9th July 2017 with an afternoon of live entertainment from 1pm. This event is free for all to attend in support of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA).

DAA have a great line up of local bands including Littermouth, Five Finger Discount, Thick as Thieves and The Rock Section, with tech provided by Big Bear Recordings.

DAA are encouraging all friends and families of the riders, as well as locals and holiday-makers, to come along and enjoy this free afternoon. The first sets of riders are...

Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir Concert at the Cathedral in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on June 23rd 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir Concert at the Cathedral in support of Devon Air Ambulance
 

Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir (BSMVC) will support Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) in celebration of their 25th year of service with a gala concert at Exeter Cathedral this summer.

The concert, at 7:30pm on Saturday 5th August, will feature BSMVC, directed by Michael Graham, performing a mixture of popular and traditional songs from their wide repertoire, set to entertain a broad audience.

The concert will feature special guests Tim Mirfin, Bass, and Iryna Ilnytska, Mezzo Soprano, both of whom have appeared in concerts and operas around the world, and David Davies, previously Assistant Director of Music at...

Reserves Day 2017

Posted by on June 20th 2017 in General discussion

Reserves Day 2017

Reserves Day is on Wednesday 21st June, in honour of the reservists who give up their spare time to serve in the Forces. Reservists make up approximately 1/6 of Armed Forces personnel, and are essential for supporting military operations across the world. As well as reservists, Saturday 24th June marks Armed Forces Day, and aims to celebrate the wider armed forces community, including cadets, Service families and veterans.

With these two important occasions approaching, we want to show our support and appreciation for everyone at Devon Air Ambulance, from volunteers to aircrew and staff, who has served in the Reserve Forces...

Why Devon Air Ambulance has not paid the Fundraising Regulator Levy

Posted by on June 14th 2017 in Fundraising, General charity, General discussion

Why Devon Air Ambulance has not paid the Fundraising Regulator Levy
Why Devon Air Ambulance has not paid the Fundraising Regulator Levy

By Heléna Holt, Chief Executive, Devon Air Ambulance

On 1st November 2016, we received an email from the newly formed Fundraising Regulator asking us to pay a voluntary levy in order to fund their operating costs.  The email made it clear that there is currently no legal requirement to pay this levy although it explained that the government “took reserve powers in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 to enforce payment of the levy should that become necessary.”

On 10th November 2016 we received an invoice for £1500 for this...

Devon Air Ambulance’s annual Motorcycle Ride Out returns to the Den this July

Posted by on June 7th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Devon Air Ambulance’s annual Motorcycle Ride Out returns to the Den this July

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) are excited to announce that this year’s Motorcycle Ride Out, sponsored by Bridge Motorcycles, will return to the Den, Teignmouth on Sunday 9th July 2017.

It is anticipated in the region of 1000 bikes will enter this year’s Ride Out which will start from Trago Mills, Newton Abbot, from where the bikes will set off in small groups from 10:30am. Registration will open at 9am. The bikes will then follow an approximate 80 miles marshalled route through the stunning Devon countryside before arriving at the Den, Teignmouth, from lunch time.

Entry is...

When volunteering pays off

Posted by on June 5th 2017 in Patients, Volunteering

When volunteering pays off

Margaret and Jeff Lilley are volunteers in Totnes who have been donating their time to the DAA since Feb 2015. Little did they know that two years later the Devon Air Ambulance would be airlifting their 8-year-old grandson Ryan Lilley to Derriford Hospital following a scooter accident.

Margaret originally started volunteering at our Totnes shop after seeing a poster at the local hospice she worked at and thought it might be a nice way to meet new people. When Jeff retired from his 43 years in road maintenance he joined the volunteer team too. They both agree...

Explore Devon by Motorcycle

Posted by on May 30th 2017 in Events, Fundraising

Explore Devon by Motorcycle

Exploring Devon by motorcycle is great, with so much of it to see and so many roads to travel! From the rugged moors to glorious coastal views and tiny fishing villages, Devon has so much to show both keen motorcyclists and more tentative beginners. The winding country roads show a different picture postcard view with every bend.

If that sounds good, then our Motorcycle Ride Out 2017, sponsored by Bridge Motorcycles, is an event not to be missed! The ride will be taking place on Sunday 9th July, and will cover around 80 miles of glorious scenery. Not only that, but you’ll...



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