The Devon Air Ambulance’s ambitious fundraising drive to raise £10,000 in three days got a great kickstart with a £2,500 donation from Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

The money was handed over by Robert Venner, Partner at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, at the start of this year’s Devon County Show.

Robert said: “GTH, as a firm, with our roots embedded in the countryside see the air ambulance as a vital charity to call upon in many circumstances to save numerous casualties.

“It gives us great pleasure to support the worthy efforts of those that operate the helicopter.”

The air ambulance charity relies entirely on private donations to keep its key emergency service running. It receives no financial support from the Government.

Off duty paramedic and helicopter crews attended the three-day Devon County Show to raise awareness of the charity’s lifesaving work.

Like many charities it has faced a challenging time during the pandemic with fundraising events halted due to Covid and income from shops decimated as lockdowns kept them closed.

An air ambulance spokesman said: “This year we are expecting an even busier summer than usual.
With many of us keen to get out and about after a long lockdown, our crews have already seen an increase in missions since restrictions eased.”

Last year the charity was involved in 1,507 missions with Sunday being the busiest day and July the busiest month.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt is also supporting the Dorset and Somerset air ambulance as part of its charitable trust.

To help the Devon Air Ambulance hit its target visit www.daat.org