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Family barbecue ends in disaster

Posted by on December 2nd 2016 in Patients

Family barbecue ends in disaster

Usually an overcooked sausage is the worst thing that can go wrong on a family barbecue...

The summer of 2016 was great for long, warm days and balmy evenings – just right for families and friends to gather for barbecues. Such was the occasion for Simon Griffin and his family when they were planning an afternoon get together at his mum’s house in Paignton on August Bank Holiday weekend. 

Simon and his brother had gone on ahead of their families to ‘get the barbecue going’.  Struggling to get a good flame and in order to speed things up, Simon added methylated spirits. ...

4 Reasons Why You Should Send eCards This Christmas

Posted by on December 1st 2016 in Fundraising, General charity

4 Reasons Why You Should Send eCards This Christmas

The nights are drawing in, the air is chilly, and Christmas is nearly here! So, if you haven’t got your Christmas cards sorted yet, the clock is ticking! However, if you don’t fancy navigating your way through the crowded shops and spending a fortune on stamps, we have a better solution. Here are 4 reasons why you should send eCards this Christmas.

 

1.It Will Save You Some Pounds

Traditional Christmas cards can be pretty expensive- especially when you consider that you’re essentially paying for a piece of cardboard with a nice design! Buying a few isn’t too bad, but if you’re sending cards...

Devon Air Ambulance wins Innovation Award

Posted by on November 25th 2016 in Operational

Association of Air AMbulances

Last week Devon Air Ambulance picked up a prestigious award for innovation at the Association of Air Ambulances’ Awards of Excellence.  The award for in relation the creation of an MSc Pre-Hospital Critical Care/Transport and Retrieval Degree.

Heléna Holt, Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance said “We are delighted with the award for innovation.  The Masters degree truly does put Devon on the map as being a centre for ground breaking clinical development for Air Ambulance aircrew.  We are very proud of our development team who have worked together with Plymouth University to create the degree.”

Devon Air Ambulance has substantially improved...

Devon Air Ambulance awarded Libor (Banking Fines) Fund Grant

Posted by on November 23rd 2016 in General charity, General discussion, Operational

Devon Air Ambulance night flying

It was announced in the Autumn Statement by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP today that further grants were being made from the Libor (Bank Fines) Fund to emergency services charities.  Devon Air Ambulance are delighted to announce that £1 million has been awarded to facilitate night landing sites.

Heléna Holt, CEO of Devon Air Ambulance explains “We applied for a £1 million grant on behalf of the Devon community, to assist in funding community landing sites across the county. We were so pleased to hear this morning that we had been awarded the grant.”

Nigel...

East Devon familyâ??s tractor run in support of Devon Air Ambulance is a growing success

Posted by on November 15th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

East Devon familyâ??s tractor run in support of Devon Air Ambulance is a growing success

In February 2000 Annie Riggs was airlifted by Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) following a car accident, she suffered back and neck injuries. Compelled to raise funds for DAA, along with husband Martin and family members Ray, Wendy and Tom Hembrow, they decided to draw on their shared interest of vintage tractors and in 2011 they organised a vintage tractor run.

Now in the 6th year the event has been held every September and has continued to exceed every previous year’s event. The first tractor run, held in September 2011, consisted of just 19 tractors and raised £180.40, this September...

Exeter College invite you to join them this Christmas in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on November 8th 2016 in Charity of the year, Events, Fundraising

Exeter College invite you to join them this Christmas in support of Devon Air Ambulance

This Christmas Exeter College invite the public to join them in their festive celebrations and support Devon Air Ambulance (DAA). Exeter College’s Festival of Carols will be held on Thursday 8th December at Exeter Cathedral in aid of DAA as the College’s chosen Charity of the Year.

This event is open to the public and free of charge, in turn the College would like to collect donations at the end of the evening for DAA. The festival will run from 7:30pm to 9pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm.

Exeter College would like to encourage the public to join the...

Double celebrations raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on October 26th 2016 in Fundraising

Double celebrations raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance

September 2016 saw two couples in Morwenstow celebrate significant wedding anniversaries in support of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA).

Bill and Edith Cleave celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary on the 11th September and Valerie and Colin Tape celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary on the 24th. Both couples requested donations to DAA in lieu of gifts and together raised an amazing £1360.

Bill Cleave said “We chose to support Devon Air Ambulance as we are very aware of the importance of this service to our community, over the years people in Morwenstow have been airlifted by them on quite a few...

Winner of Devon Air Ambulanceâ??s Grand Summer Draw 2016 announced

Posted by on October 19th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Winner of Devon Air Ambulanceâ??s Grand Summer Draw 2016 announced

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Grand Summer Draw:

1st Prize – Mazda 2  Mrs Brooks of Essex 2nd Prize - £500  Mr Cole of Seaton 3rd Prize - £100  Ms Dawson of Oldham

Throughout summer 2016 almost 45,000 draw tickets were sold all over the county raising a significant amount of funds for DAA.

Fundraising Director Caroline Creer added “We would like to say huge congratulations to our lucky winners, as well as thank everyone who helped to sell the tickets and thank everyone who bought a ticket.”

Tickets now on sale for Exeter Round Table fireworks in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Posted by on October 18th 2016 in Events, Fundraising

Tickets now on sale for Exeter Round Table fireworks in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Remember, remember….it’s that time of year again and Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is delighted to once again be working with Exeter Round Table for the 2016 Firework display at Westpoint on Saturday 5th November. 

In anticipation of the release of Rogue One in cinemas this December the theme of this year's display will be Star Wars. As well as being the Largest pyro-musical charity firework display in Devon, there will also be a large fair with lots of thrilling rides, a range of food and drink stalls, and ample free parking. Gates will open at 5:30pm and the fireworks...

5 Tips to Take Better Fireworks Photos!

Posted by on October 12th 2016 in Events, General discussion

5 Tips to Take Better Fireworks Photos!

On 5th November it’s the Exeter Round Table Star Wars themed Fireworks Display, which will raise money for Devon Air Ambulance and other great local causes!

 

However good you might be at taking regular snaps, fireworks bring together a tricky combo of light and dark… which makes it easy to end up with some blurry blobs of light rather than the fantastic spectacle you want to capture. With that in mind, here are our 5 tips to take better firework photos!

 

Choose Your Tools

You might want to leave your antique 1900s camera at home.

 

Before you go anywhere near a firework, you need...



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