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Sharon completes her husband Mike’s 100 mile mission for Devon Air Ambulance

Sharon completes her husband Mike’s 100 mile mission for Devon Air Ambulance

When Mike Clake had a cycle accident that left him paralysed from the chest down, one of the biggest concerns for him and his wife Sharon, was how their then 13-year old son, Max, would take the news. Sharon said, “Knowing his dad would never play football with him again, or be able to run with him, or do any of the things that they used to do… it was so hard.” But, to their surprise and...

Devon Air Ambulance proud to remain independent

A parliamentary debate was held recently to discuss a petition presented to Government for air ambulances across the UK to be centrally funded. However, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is extremely proud of its independence and wants to remain that way. In recent years our local air ambulance charity has worked incredibly hard to become clinically independent and now operates a fleet of 2 aircraft...

Devon Air Ambulance begins work to convert former St Marychurch pub 

The Snooty Fox is being converted into a new charity shop

Life saving charity, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) has recently taken ownership of a lease for the premises previously trading as The Snooty Fox pub in St. Marychurch. Works are about to commence to convert the property into a new charity shop bringing the total number of DAA high street shops to 19.

Following over a century long...

Partner of former patient walks 30 miles to Derriford for Devon Air Ambulance

A freak road traffic incident on the morning of 23rd January 2020 in Heathfield, Newton Abbot changed the life of Karen Barber in an instant.

Now, over a year after the tragic accident, Karen’s partner Steve is taking on his own challenge to raise vital funds for Devon Air Ambulance.

The rapid response of the Devon Air Ambulance crew saved Karen’s life after a quick stop at...

RGB raises over £8,000 for air ambulance charities

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to have raised a fantastic £8,400 for Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust over the last 12 months.

The support RGB received for its fundraising efforts was overwhelming despite the COVID-19 pandemic having affected how its branches operate. The money was raised from the sale of RGB’s ‘Love where you live’ charity calendar, donations...

Support Devon Air Ambulance with the Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Devon Air Ambulance are proudly supporting the Captain Tom 100Campaign to honour an extraordinary gentleman that touched our hearts and inspired millions of people across the world.

Your local air ambulance was touched, as were many, by the pure dedication and commitment that Captain Tom gave to raising vital funds at the height of the pandemic. The Pilots and clinical teams of Devon...

Plans for Devon Air Ambulance community landing sites take off in Torbay

Plans for Devon Air Ambulance community landing sites take off in Torbay

A new partnership project between Devon Air Ambulance and Torbay Council is set to establish six additional ‘community landing sites’ across Torbay which will help patients facing life-changing or life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

These surveyed floodlit sites will enable Devon Air Ambulance to land in the heart of Torbay’s communities during the ‘hours of darkness’ where...

Devon Air Ambulance’s online shopping site goes from strength

When the Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) online shopping site launched last October, the country was about to enter the latest lockdown and a Government instruction for non-essential shops to close was announced. DAA’s strategy was firstly to approach supporters already associated with the charity who were unable to visit their traditional charity shops. Changing shopping habits and switching to...

Devon Air Ambulance launches new March March fundraiser

Supporters are ‘stepping up’ to help raise funds for the lifesaving service this March, just by going about their daily life.

Devon Air Ambulance’s (DAA) latest virtual event invites supporters to complete a 300,000-steps challenge throughout the month of March in aid of the life-savingservice.

300,000 steps are just shy of the recommended 10,000 steps a day for a moderately...

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Devon Air Ambulance adds third Critical Care Car to support growing number of 999 calls

As the number of 999 calls to emergency services across Devon continues to rise, South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT) have approached Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) for help.

During the current surge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the southwest is experiencing unprecedented demand on its hospitals and Ambulance Service. As the number of 999 calls to emergency services across...