About Devon Air Ambulance Trust
About This Shop
Devon Air Ambulance Trust is the charity which raises the funds to keep both of Devon’s Air Ambulances flying.
One helicopter is based in Exeter and the other in North Devon. The first Devon Air Ambulance mission was flown on 27th August 1992. It costs in the region of £4.5 million each year to keep both helicopters flying. The Charity is independent of Government and National Lottery funding and relies on the generosity of its supporters. The helicopters undertake life-saving missions such as road traffic and equestrian accidents as well as medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest. We don’t run many events ourselves as a charity, as we rely on our fantastic band of supporters and volunteers organising local events and we give as much back up as possible.
We do run our own in-house lottery with over 20,000 members of which over 72% pay through standing order, Entry is £1 per week of which an average of 70p goes directly to running the helicopters. Devon Air Ambulance Trust also has 19 charity shops across the county at Barnstaple, Cowick Street (Exeter), Topsham (x2), Heavitree, Mutley (Plymouth), Newton Abbot, Tiverton, Exmouth, and Honiton. The latest shop will be open on 17 March by tv celebrity and supporter Jennie Bond.