Lovegrove Design & Photography, Tiverton, Devon Emergency Photography by Michelle Lovegrove of Lovegrove Design and Photography |
Emergency Photography
Sep 2012 05

As the freelance graphic designer for Devon Air Ambulance Trust I am sometimes asked to cover some of their many events on a voluntary basis. I am always keen to offer my services to the Trust as I believe strongly that this service is vital to the people of Devon.

In 1986, 18 year old Ceri Thomas was involved in a fatal collision, whilst out on his push bike. A road ambulance took him to hospital, but sadly he died later of his injuries. Ceri’s mother Ann asked the doctors at hospital if there was anything that might have been done to save her son. She was told the quicker a patient receives emergency medical treatment, the better chance there is of survival. She then started campaigning and fundraising to launch a Devon Air Ambulance Service. On the  27th August 1992 the Devon Air Ambulance Service went into operation and has been serving the people of Devon ever since.

The Devon Air Ambulance Trust is funded totally by the people of Devon…for the people of Devon and therefore the charity is always striving to involve the community, holding events all over the county.

2012 is a hugely important year for Devon Air Ambulance as it marks the 20th Anniversary of it’s launch.

It was decided that a party was in order…to celebrate the successes of the Air Ambulance Service, to inform and involve the people of Devon in the operations of the charity and of course to thank all of the people who work tirelessly for the Trust by donating or volunteering.

I was honoured to be invited as a friend/guest of the charity and also to assist the team in capturing this special event for prosperity.With a wonderful venue provided by Darts Farm of Topsham, the event was crammed full with demonstrations, stalls, live music, culinary delights, real ale and of course the two operational helicopters..(in between emergency call outs), there was indeed plenty for me to document.

I am thrilled that the event was a total success and well attended by ex patients and the people of Devon.

I very much look forward to continuing to work with the Devon Air Ambulance Trust in the future and who knows enjoy the prospect of a 30th Anniversary party in ten years time.


If YOU would like to help keep our helicopters in teh air and saving lives you can simply text ‘heli’ to 70300 and you will make a donation of £3 to DAAT. (Thanks to recent changes at some of the major mobile phone operators 100% of any text donation will be paid to the charity).

Below you can have a look at my gallery from the day.


Leave a Comment