Richard’s first contact with Devon Air Ambulance was at the Devon County Show in 2000 where the images of the helicopter on the DAA stand caught his eye. After having a long conservation with the then Chief Executive, Lynn Paver, Richard volunteered himself - and his wife Helen - to help.  This was the start of a long association with the charity 

The couple gave many talks in different locations throughout North Devon, from churches to village halls, hotels, nursing homes and community buildings. Richard particularly enjoyed giving his talk to the various Women’s Institutes in North Devon, who have always been great supporters of DAA. Richard found it most enjoyable, as he was often asked to judge the monthly competitions which at times proved to be quite a challenge!

Through volunteering Richard and Helen built a large network of friends who asked them to attend events and cheque presentations on behalf of DAA. We are very proud and grateful that they chose Devon Air Ambulance to offer their valuable time and expertise.

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