In 2017 it cost £6.4 million to keep Devon’s two air ambulances flying. The charity is proud to be independent of Government funding, with all the money raised coming from the generosity of the communities, businesses and friends of Devon. Now in its 26th year, the charity has flown over 26.5k missions and it remains a charity that is very much by and for the people of Devon.
Exeter Foundation supports so many worthwhile local charities that this was an obvious choice for me to make. The charity has raised more than £1million since 2011 to support 80 local projects. I’m hoping my year will swell their coffers a bit more to support their fantastic work.