We are delighted to be the chosen charity for the 2024 West Country Farming and Machinery Show, which will take place on Wednesday 21 February at Westpoint, Exeter.

As a charity that serves a large agricultural community, we are all too familiar with the perils of the industry, attending a considerable number of farming incidents year on year, and as such have been selected as the show’s charity for its vital emergency medical service across the county.  

The West Country Farming and Machinery Show had a successful first year, with over 2,000 attendees and 90 exhibitors, including farmers, machinery manufacturers and industry experts. The show offers a unique platform for showcasing the latest advancements in farming technology, machinery, and services, and is set to be a huge success yet again.

By selecting us as the official charity, the West Country Farming and Machinery Show aims to raise awareness and funds to support the vital service, whilst concurrently providing us with the opportunity to continue their work of agricultural injury prevention and improving patient outcomes with a workshop from their crew on the day.  

Rhiane Easton, Show Publisher said:

Devon Air Ambulance is a lifeline in Devon for the agricultural community, we hear stories all too regularly of DAA attendance on farms and saving people’s lives from farming incidents, we are proud to support this amazing charity and raise awareness of their work in the community. On the day there will be a workshop where attendees will learn crucial skills for those first on scene of an incident, this will be an invaluable session to visit.

Devon Air Ambulance Head of Operations, Darren Goodwin, said:

“We are delighted to be able to engage with our agricultural community at the West Country Farming and Machinery Show 2024. Our crew of specialist paramedics will be running a 45-minute Farming Injury Prevention Workshop. An interactive presentation, enabling those attending to get hands on with our team to help prevent and treat injuries that often happen in some of the most remote locations across the county.”  

Devon is a huge county with two epic coastlines, hundreds of villages and acres of rural wilderness. DAA, with their fleet of helicopters and critical care cars, deliver expert critical care to patients wherever they may be. Devon’s geography can make getting the right emergency treatment to patients challenging and DAA’s highly skilled team of paramedics, doctors, and pilots work tirelessly to ensure that patients receive the best possible care. The speed with which DAA can reach a patient, identify their time-critical needs and provide their specialist life-saving treatments and interventions to slow, halt or even reverse the effects of a life-threatening condition, is crucial in helping to achieve a successful outcome.

We rely on the generous support and donations of the people of Devon, the funds raised during the West Country Farming and Machinery Show will directly contribute to the charity's critical service and improving patient outcomes across Devon.

Read more about the West Country Farming and Machinery Show and book your tickets here