A majestic fireworks display for Devon Air Ambulance

Fundraising is kicking off with the release of tickets for the 39th Annual Exeter Roundtable Charity Fireworks Display, this year to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II and once again in support of Devon Air Ambulance.

Advanced tickets are now available for the 39th annual charity fireworks display where fireworks fans can expect fairground rides, food outlets, licensed bars and, of course, an evening of incredible fireworks by Sonic, the British champions, on classic music hosted by Radio Exe.

Unlike previous years, tickets are only available online, but please be aware that numbers are limited. Tickets will not be available in the evening.

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is the charity raising funds to fly Devon’s two air ambulances and in March 2020 the charity also introduced two rapid response critical care cars to its fleet of vehicles emergency.

Accidents and illnesses happen and when they do happen, patients, regardless of age, situation or place of residence, need specialist treatment quickly. Crucial is the speed with which Air Ambulance doctors and paramedics can reach a patient, identify their urgent needs, and provide their life-saving specialized treatments and interventions to slow, stop or even reverse the effects of a life-threatening illness. in helping to achieve a positive result.

In 2022, this vital service turns 30 and is only funded by the generosity of Devon communities, businesses and friends. In 2021, they were tasked with 1384 missions by Helicopter and 516 missions by Critical Care Car.

The Exeter-based aircraft operates until 2am every day and in 2021 was called out for 276 missions in the dark using a growing network of community landing sites.

Jo-Anne Rigby, fundraising manager at Devon Air Ambulance, is delighted that the charity will be welcomed back to Exeter’s Westpoint arena for the display: “We are delighted that Exeter Round Table once again supporting Devon Air Ambulance in this fantastic family-friendly event, which is a highlight of our calendar. It’s a fun event with fairground rides and refreshments too. It’s always well supported and we’re grateful to those who support us and the difference that support makes to our life-saving service.

Schedule

The display returns to Exeter Westpoint Arena on Saturday November 5. Gates open at 5.30pm and visitors should allow plenty of time to arrive at the site and plan to arrive no later than 7.00pm as admission will not be permitted after 7.20pm.

Ticket prices and booking

  • £29 family (2 adults + 2 children)
  • Children under 3 FREE with an adult with a ticket (1 child per adult max)

Travel

  • By car – free parking is available on site – a disabled parking zone for those with a blue badge.
  • By bus – unfortunately this year, due to a shortage of staff, Stagecoach will not be offering a shuttle bus from Exeter.
  • The standard 9/9a service to Sidmouth will operate but will offer very limited capacity compared to previous years. See Stagecoach for details.
  • Drop off – a designated drop off/pick up point is available at the venue for the event for traffic coming from the direction of Exeter, please follow the bus/taxi signage.

How to book

Tickets are only available online and in advance and cannot be purchased at the door, so visit daat.org/fireworks-2022 now to secure your tickets.

If you would like to show your support for the vital work of Devon Air Ambulance during AAUK week, please donate to: daat.org/donate.

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