Devon Air Ambulance benefits from Exmouth rotarian cash boost

PUBLISHED: 11:30 04 November 2018

Gordon Parker (left) presenting Brian Chapman, of Devon Air Ambulance Trust, with a cheque for £600. Picture: Contributed

Gordon Parker (left) presenting Brian Chapman, of Devon Air Ambulance Trust, with a cheque for £600. Picture: Contributed


A life-saving charity has benefited from a cash boost thanks to the former leader of a Rotarians club in Exmouth.

Gordon Parker was the president of the Rotary Club of Exmouth Raleigh until July this year and chose the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) as one of his charities to support.

He presented Brian Chapman, of DAAT’s fundraising team, with a cheque for £600.

The other cause he chose was the Devon Freewheelers who have also recently received a cheque from the Rotarians.

A spokesperson for the rotary club said: “During Rotarian Gordon’s year the excellent Fund Raising of the Rotary Club also gave donations to many other local charities in the Exmouth general area.”

In 2017 Devon Air Ambulance assisted 990 patients, 12% of whom were children. Of the incidents to which it responded, 7% involved locations with no road access.

This year’s president is Stewart Long, who said he would like the Exeter Leukaemia Fund to be one of his main charities for 2018-19.

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