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Nr Kettering, 2x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

Nr Kettering, 2x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 7.13am on Sunday morning (13th), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Simon Standen arrived near Kettering, via the rapid response car, to a collision involving two cars.

The team assessed man in his 30s who had sustained multiple fractures and a head injury. The man was sedated and anaesthetised (provided with A&E level specialist care) at the scene, before the team accompanied him by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry. The patient was in a serious but stable condition on arrival.

Four occupants of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries.

EMAS Ambulance Service and Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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24th year of vintage steam display to raise money for Magpas Air Ambulance

24th year of vintage steam display to raise money for Magpas Air Ambulance

A couple from Sutton are once again organising the annual vintage steam display in Little Downham, in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance.

The Bygones and Organs Extravaganza features a host of vintage cars, tractors, steam engines and organs which have attracted visitors for the past 23 years.

Trevor and Linda Brown host the event each year with the help of family and friends, and have raised in excess of £15,000 for the charity to date.

Linda said, “Visitors come from all over to see the display, which takes them back to a bygone era. We’ve raised funds for Magpas Air Ambulance each year, as it’s a local cause which helps people when they’re most in need. We’re really proud to have raised so much money for them, and we hope visitors will be back this year to continue that success.”

The Bygones and Organs Extravaganza will be held on Saturday 19th March from 1pm – 5pm at Little Downham Village Hall, Main Street, Little Downham, Ely, CB6 2ST

Entry is £2.50 for adults and £2 for children and senior citizens.

more infortion here: http://www.fensvintage.co.uk/shows/little_downham/sseng.htm

A wonderful collection, for a lifesaving cause, please join in if you can!

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M11 nr Epping, 2x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

M11 nr Epping, 2x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 3.13am this morning (9th), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived at the M11 near Epping, via the rapid response car, to a collision involving two vehicles.

The team assessed a man in his 20s who had sustained a head injury. They provided the patient with pain relief and anti-sickness medication before accompanying him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The patient was in a stable condition on arrival.

EEAST Ambulance Service, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Police were also in attendance.

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St Neots, car and pedestrian collision – Magpas called to scene

St Neots, car and pedestrian collision – Magpas called to scene

At 5.26pm on Tuesday evening (8th), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Dan Phillips arrived in St Neots, via the rapid response car, to a collision involving a car and a pedestrian.

The team assessed a teenage girl who had sustained an injury to her ankle. They provided the girl with pain relief before she was taken by EEAST Ambulance Service to Hinchingbrooke Hospital. The patient was in a stable condition on arrival.

Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Huntingdonshire Regional College students gain work experience with Magpas.

Huntingdonshire Regional College students gain work experience with Magpas.

For the past six weeks we have had two Huntingdonshire Regional College Business Studies students working with the fundraising department for their work experience.

Dan Buffham (pictured above) and Henry Mann both came in to gain valuable experience of working in a diverse regional charity, working through a variety of different tasks, roles and jobs. They contributed to and learned about our database and our archiving set up and the importance of researching and updating those, as well as the need for this in our role in the community. They also participated in a wide variety of office tasks, as well as learning about, and assisted in, our charity shop. They also accompanied the fundraising team on Air Ambulance base visits and local talks, which was a great way to see how much we do within the community and how we spread awareness of our lifesaving charity.

It has been very helpful and good fun, having the two students working with us; they proved a great help with assisting with our workload, as well as joining in with our office tasks and keeping the team on their toes! Both Dan and Henry got stuck in and were open and happy to do whatever task we threw at them, and they were great credit to Huntingdonshire Regional College.

We wish them all the luck for the future as they continue their studies.

If you would or anyone you know would be interested in doing some work experience within Magpas please contact Emma on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Market Deeping, man injured in fall from ladder – Magpas flies to him

Market Deeping, man injured in fall from ladder – Magpas flies to him

At 4.42pm on Friday afternoon (4th), Magpas Doctor Drew Welch and Paramedic Chris Hawkins landed in Market Deeping via the air ambulance to treat a man who had fallen from a ladder.

The Magpas team assessed the man (in his 70s) who had suffered a head injury before flying him to Peterborough City Hospital where he was in a stable condition on arrival.

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Peterborough, man injured in fall from window – Magpas called to scene

Peterborough, man injured in fall from window – Magpas called to scene

At 5.42am on Saturday morning (5th), a Magpas Doctor and Paramedic team arrived in Peterborough, via the rapid response car, to treat a man who had fallen from a window.

The team assessed the man (in his 20s) who had fractured his ankle. The Magpas team provided the man with pain relief before he was taken by EEAST Ambulance Service to Peterborough City Hospital.

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Corby, man injured in 2 x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

Corby, man injured in 2 x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 9.29pm on Saturday night (5th), Magpas Doctor Steve Corry-Bass and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived in Corby, via the rapid response car, at the scene of a collision involving two vehicles.

Upon arrival four casualties were being treated by an EMAS Ambulance Service crew, including a man (in his 30s) who was trapped inside a vehicle. The Magpas team provided the man, who had suffered a leg injury, with pain relief while Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service worked to remove the patient from the vehicle. The Magpas team then accompanied the man via land ambulance to Kettering General Hospital.

Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.

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Nr Biggleswade, man injured in single vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

Nr Biggleswade, man injured in single vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 3.27am on Sunday morning (6th), Magpas Doctor Steve Corry-Bass and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived near Biggleswade via the rapid response vehicle to treat a man injured in a collision involving a single vehicle.

The Magpas team assessed the man (in his 30s) who had sustained serious injuries. They provided the patient with pain relief before accompanying him by land ambulance to Bedford Hospital. He was in a critical condition on arrival.

EEAST Ambulance Service, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Bedfordshire Police were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Bedford, woman injured in equestrian incident – Magpas flies to her

Bedford, woman injured in equestrian incident – Magpas flies to her

At 2.10pm on Sunday afternoon (6th), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Dan Read landed in Bedford via the air ambulance to treat a woman thrown from a horse.

The Magpas team assessed the woman (in her 20s) who had suffered a back injury. The patient was given pain relief before being flown to Luton and Dunstable Hospital where she was in a stable condition on arrival.

EEAST Ambulance Service were also in attendance.

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A1307 nr Cambridge, man injured in single vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

A1307 nr Cambridge, man injured in single vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 6.41am on Friday morning (4th), a Magpas Doctor and Paramedic arrived near Cambridge via the rapid response vehicle to treat a man injured in a collision involving a single vehicle.

The Magpas team assessed the man (in his 40s) who had suffered a fractured arm and abdominal injuries. They provided the patient with oxygen, before he was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by EEAST Ambulance Service for further treatment.

Cambridgeshire Police and Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

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Fundraising update: some incredible work from Magpas Supporters

Fundraising update: some incredible work from Magpas Supporters

 

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Photos: Main: Marie Heathcote hands her cheque to the team. Above from left to right: The Butchers Arms in Knodishall giving Magpas volunteer Martin their check from a year of fundraising. Delicious cakes made by Gibbs Denley.  The Holywell-cum-Needingworth Over 60’s club present their cheque to Magpas at their AGM.

There has been some wonderful, diverse fundraising for Magpas Air Ambulance recently. Here are a few of their stories:

Magpas supporter Marie Heathcote gave up takeaways for one hundred days over winter, as a personal challenge. Marie decided it would be a great challenge for her to give up something she loves; her rules being absolutely simply: ‘100 days, no takeaways’, and she succeeded! She donated a very generous £100 to Magpas at the end of her 100 days as we are a charity close to her heart. This was a brilliant personal achievement, well done and thank you Marie!

The Butchers Arms pub in Knodishall in Suffolk kindly chose us to be their charity of the year throughout 2015, raising money through their brilliant monthly quiz night. They raised a fantastic £434 through the yearly event, and our volunteer Martin went down to Suffolk to collect the cheque and say a few words of thanks.  

Gibbs Denley, who once again have kindly chosen us as their charity of the year, have begun their fundraising this year. They have had a dress down day in the office as well as an ‘Eat Cake’ event! In total they raised a brilliant £77.50, which is a great start to the year from a loyal supporter.

We were the charity of the year for the Holywell-Cum-Needingworth Over 60’s Club throughout 2015. They raised a fantastic £350 pounds from their various events which included a raffle and jumble sale in their village hall. The Over 60’s club, like us, are a crucial part of the community, and we appreciate them chosen Magpas Air Ambulance as their charity to support throughout 2015.

These are all amazing ways that Magpas Air Ambulance supporters have got involved, donated and fundraised for us, and it truly makes a lifesaving difference.

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Nr Stamford, man injured in vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

Nr Stamford, man injured in vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 12.26am on Thursday morning (3rd), Magpas Doctor Steve Corry-Bass and Paramedic Keiran Bromley arrived near Stamford via the rapid response vehicle to treat a man injured in a collision involving a single vehicle.

The Magpas team assessed the man (in his 30s) who had suffered back and pelvic injuries. They provided the patient with pain relief before accompanying him by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital.

EMAS Ambulance Service, Police and the Fire and Rescue Services were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Could you donate a few hours a week to our charity shop?

Could you donate a few hours a week to our charity shop?

Could you donate a few hours a week? Magpas Air Ambulance needs your help!

We are on the lookout for volunteers to work in our charity shop in Huntingdon.

Are you in interested in:

Gaining work experience in a retail environment?

Learning new skills?

Working in a fun, diverse environment?

Helping your community?

And do you have some spare time?

We are looking for volunteers to work in our charity shop on weekdays between 9 and 5, our shifts are generally four hours long, although we are very flexible and we have various shifts available in both the mornings and afternoons.

We will train all of our new shop volunteers in working the till, understanding pricing and how we put out stock.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Ivor at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a brief outline of why you would be suited to his role as well as your availability. He can also give you any more information you may wish to know.

We would love to have you join us at Magpas Air Ambulance!

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Luton, man collapses at home – Magpas flies to him

Luton, man collapses at home – Magpas flies to him

At 11.43am on Tuesday morning (1st), Magpas Doctor Andy Lindsay and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in Luton via the air ambulance to treat a man who had collapsed at home.

The Magpas team assessed the man (in his 40s) who had suffered a head injury. The team then anaesthetised the patient (offering him A&E level specialist care) before flying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further treatment and investigation.

The helicopter team who flew the medics to the scene were: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.

EEAST Ambulance Service and Bedfordshire Police were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Nr Peterborough, man injured in light aircraft crash – Magpas flies to him

Nr Peterborough, man injured in light aircraft crash – Magpas flies to him
Nr Peterborough, man injured in light aircraft crash – Magpas flies to him
At 11.50am on Saturday morning (27th), Magpas Doctor Steve Corry-Bass and Paramedic Ryan Warwick landed at an airfield near Peterborough via the air ambulance to treat a man injured in a light aircraft crash.
 
The Magpas team assessed the man (in his 40s) who had suffered a serious leg injury. The team sedated the patient before accompanying him by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital where he was in a stable condition upon arrival.
The Helicopter team who flew the medics to the scene were: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Lee Kennedy.
EEAST Ambulance Service and Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.
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Bedford, man injured in 2x vehicle collision – Magpas flies to him

Bedford, man injured in 2x vehicle collision – Magpas flies to him

At 4.53pm on Tuesday afternoon (23rd), Magpas Doctor Ali Hieatt and Paramedic Chris Hawkins landed in Bedford via the air ambulance at the scene of a collision involving two vehicles.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 20s), a passenger in one of the vehicles, who had suffered head injuries. The team anaesthetised the patient (providing him with A&E level care) before accompanying him by land ambulance to Luton and Dunstable Hospital, where he was in a stable condition on arrival.

EEAST Ambulance Service crews assessed and treated other patients at the scene.

The Helicopter team who flew to the incident were Pilot Andy Figg and Crew Member Simon Amos.

Bedfordshire Police and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

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Cyclist raises over £5,000 for Magpas Air Ambulance, smashing target

Cyclist raises over £5,000 for Magpas Air Ambulance, smashing target

A young cyclist has handed a cheque for over £5,000, more than four times his initial fundraising target, to Magpas Air Ambulance after completing a 50-mile ride.

Adam Brooker, 23, was involved in a serious road traffic collision near Peterborough in October 2014, when his car collided with a lorry, leaving him trapped inside the vehicle and suffering from serious life-threatening injuries. The Magpas team flew to Adam in the air ambulance, and placed him in a medically induced coma before flying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Adam spent eight days in intensive care and came out of hospital a month later.

In September, Adam, his father Reece, and 11 friends made the 50-mile journey from his home in Holbeach to the charity’s headquarters in Huntingdon, and then on to the helicopter’s base at RAF Wyton.

Adam set out to raise £1,200 to cover the cost of the air ambulance’s flight to the scene of the collision and on to hospital. The £5,250.57 Adam raised will go towards the costs of operating the lifesaving scheme which has recently become a 24 hour service.

Adam said: “I honestly believe that without the immediate critical care I was given by the Magpas team, I would not be as well as I am today. I was amazed to learn that Magpas is a charity that receives no government funding. Everyone should support Magpas, you never know when you might need them. I’m really grateful to everyone who helped me beat my fundraising target.”

Debbie Florence, Head of Fundraising at Magpas said: “This is a huge achievement for Adam less than a year after he was so seriously injured. The money Adam and his friends have raised will allow us to continue providing critical lifesaving care to others in medical emergencies.”

Adam and his friends will continue their fundraising efforts for the charity with a 10km obstacle course at Rockingham Castle on 12 March. Mud Up for Magpas will see them pitted in a race against 14 of the charity’s medics who will also be running to raise funds. 

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Fundraising Air Ambulance base visits

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Last week we welcomed a great range of volunteers, supporters and fundraisers to our Magpas Air Ambulance base.

On Tuesday we welcomed some local children and their families the base and learn about what the team do and see the helicopter first hand. After seeing the helicopter land, our HEMS crewmember George gave them a tour and explained all about how the helicopter works. Also present were some of our volunteers who work in our charity shop; Melloney, Robyn who brought her son and Jenny who brought her granddaughter.  It was lovely to see our volunteers getting their families, and the younger generation, interested in the lifesaving work that Magpas Air Ambulance does.

On Thursday Laura Smith who is fundraising for Magpas in a variety of ways throughout the year came up to the base to learn first-hand more about what she is raising money for. Laura was inspired to fundraise for Magpas as her friend Dan (pictured above next to Laura) is a Magpas paramedic. She will be running the Manchester marathon – her first marathon! – in April. You can sponsor Laura and learn more about her training here: https://www.justgiving.com/L-Smith4Magpas/.It’s a brilliant way of fundraising for Magpas, and we wish Laura the very best of luck!

if you are interested in volunteering or fundraising for Magpas you can find out more information here: http://www.magpas.org.uk/support-us/how-to-fundraise

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King’s Lynn, man injured in 2x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

King’s Lynn, man injured in 2x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 9.30pm on Saturday night (20th), a Magpas Doctor and Paramedic arrived in King’s Lynn via the rapid response vehicle to treat a man injured in a collision involving two vehicles.

The Magpas team assessed the man (in his 30s) who had suffered pelvic injuries. The team provided the patient with medication to prevent bleeding before being taken by the EEAST Ambulance Service Crew, in a serious but stable condition, to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Norfolk Accident Rescue Service, East Anglian Air Ambulance, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and Norfolk Police were also in attendance.

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