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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.

We have no further information.

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Nr Ramsey, woman injured in 2x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

Nr Ramsey, woman injured in 2x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 10.42pm on Saturday night (20th), a Magpas Doctor and Paramedic arrived near Ramsey via the rapid response vehicle to treat a woman injured in a collision involving two vehicles.

The Magpas team assessed the woman (in her 40s) who had suffered chest injuries. The team provided the patient with pain relief before accompanying her by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital where she was in a serious but stable condition on arrival.

Other patients at the scene were treated by EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedics.

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

We have no further information.

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Stevenage, man seriously injured in vehicle collision – Magpas flies to scene

Stevenage, man seriously injured in vehicle collision – Magpas flies to scene

At 4.55pm on Saturday afternoon (20th), the Magpas Air Ambulance landed near Stevenage to treat a driver who had been seriously injured when his car left the road.

Magpas Doctor Peter Holden and Paramedic Dan Cody treated the man who had suffered head injuries. The team anaesthetised him at the scene (providing A&E level specialist care) before flying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The patient was in a serious but stable condition on arrival.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Lee Kennedy.

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

We have no further information.

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Chatteris, two seriously injured in three vehicle collision – Magpas flies to scene

Chatteris, two seriously injured in three vehicle collision – Magpas flies to scene

At 8.35am on Tuesday morning (16th), the Magpas Air Ambulance landed in Chatteris to treat two people who had been injured in a road traffic collision involving three vehicles.

Magpas Doctor Maria Smith and Paramedic Dan Read assessed a woman (in her 80s) who had suffered a serious leg injury. The team sedated the woman (providing A&E level specialist care) before accompanying her by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The patient was in a stable condition on arrival.

A second patient had also suffered serious injuries in the collision and was treated by EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedics.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene were Pilot Andy Figg and Crew Member George Phillips.

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

We have no further information.

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Peterborough, 2x vehicle collision leaves man seriously injured – Magpas called to the scene

Peterborough, 2x vehicle collision leaves man seriously injured – Magpas called to the scene

At 11.11pm on Saturday night (13th), Magpas Doctor Leigh Bissett and Paramedic Simon Standen arrived in Peterborough via the Magpas rapid response vehicle to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.  

The Doctor and Paramedic team treated a man (in his 30s) for head injuries and anaesthetised him (offering specialist A&E level care) before accompanying him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. A second patient had sustained minor injuries and was taken by EEAST Ambulance Service to Peterborough City Hospital.

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

We have no further information.

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Nr Oundle, man develops chest pain while fishing – Magpas flies to him

Nr Oundle, man develops chest pain while fishing – Magpas flies to him

At 10.26am on Sunday morning (14th), the Magpas Air Ambulance landed near Oundle to treat a fisherman who had developed chest pain.

Magpas Doctor Drew Welch and Paramedic Ollie Robinson assessed and treated the man (in his 60s). Due to difficult road access at the site of the incident, the patient was flown to Papworth Hospital where he was in a stable condition on arrival.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member George Phillips.

The EMAS Ambulance Service were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Peterborough, woman injured in cycling incident – Magpas flies to her

Peterborough, woman injured in cycling incident – Magpas flies to her

At 5.43pm on Saturday evening (13th), the Magpas Air Ambulance landed in Peterborough to treat a woman who had come off her bicycle.

The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic assessed the woman (in her 30s) who had suffered multiple injuries to her chest and neck. The patient was then flown to Peterborough City Hospital where she was in a stable condition on arrival.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.

The EEAST Ambulance Service and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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The Rotary Club of Newmarket’s carol concert raises £3,500 for Magpas

The Rotary Club of Newmarket’s carol concert raises £3,500 for Magpas

On 11th December the Rotary Club of Newmarket hosted their annual Christmas carol concert at Tattersall's Sale Ring, and this year Magpas Air Ambulance was chosen as the nominated charity for the event.

It was a fantastic, joyous event, and an incredible £3,500 was raised. This was spilt between collection buckets on the door and ticket sales, and all in aid of our lifesaving work in the region.

Our volunteer fundraiser Ann was presented the cheque at their latest meeting and gave a presentation on the work that we do, discussing our history, role in the community, the lifesaving work that we do and our 24/7 service.  

We would like to sincerely thank the Rotary Club of Newmarket, and everyone that attended for the incredible sum that was raised – it really does make a lifesaving difference.

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Nr Chatteris, man electrocuted - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Nr Chatteris, man electrocuted - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

At 4.23pm on Thursday afternoon (11th) the Magpas Air Ambulance landed near Chatteris following a call to an incident where a man had been electrocuted by overhead cables.

 

The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic assessed the man, in his 40s, who had suffered severe injuries. The patient was given advanced pain relief (A&E level specialist care) before being flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital via the air ambulance. He was in a serious but stable condition on arrival at hospital. 

 

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

 

We have no further information.

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Nr Huntingdon, lorry overturns – Magpas called to scene

Nr Huntingdon, lorry overturns – Magpas called to scene

At 9.57am this morning (11th), a Magpas Doctor and Paramedic arrived near Huntingdon via the Magpas Rapid Response vehicle to a road traffic incident where a lorry had overturned.

The Magpas team assessed the driver of the lorry, a man in his 60s, who had suffered minor cuts and bruises. The patient was then taken by the EEAST Ambulance Service to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in a stable condition.

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

We have no further information.

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Bury St Edmunds, schoolboy injured playing sport – Magpas flies to him

Bury St Edmunds, schoolboy injured playing sport – Magpas flies to him

At 11.34am on Wednesday morning (10th), Magpas Doctor Drew Welch and Paramedic Dan Read landed in Bury St Edmunds via the Magpas Air Ambulance. The team were called to a schoolboy who had been injured playing sport.

The Magpas team assessed the boy who had suffered minor injuries. The patient was then taken by the EEAST Ambulance Service to West Suffolk Hospital in a stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene were: Pilot Matt Tacon and Crew Member Lee Kennedy.

We have no further information.

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Northampton, 2x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

Northampton, 2x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 9.05pm on Wednesday evening (10th), Magpas Doctor Lee Soomaroo and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in Northampton via the Magpas Rapid Response vehicle following a road traffic collision involving a car and an HGV.

The Magpas team assessed a man, who had suffered a head injury, before placing him in a medically induced coma (providing A&E level specialist care). The team then accompanied the patient by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry where he was in a serious but stable condition.

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

We have no further information.

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Huntingdon, 2x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

Huntingdon, 2x vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 10.37am on Tuesday morning (9th), Magpas Doctor Leigh Bissett and Paramedic Ashley Richardson arrived in Huntingdon via the Magpas Rapid Response vehicle following a road traffic collision involving a car and a van.

The Magpas team assessed a woman (in her 20s) who was experiencing chest and abdominal pain. The patient was subsequently taken by the EEAST Ambulance Service, in a stable condition, to Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

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M1 Junction 12, two HGVs collide – Magpas called to scene

M1 Junction 12, two HGVs collide – Magpas called to scene

At 12.14am on Wednesday morning (10th), Magpas Doctor Lee Soomaroo and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived at Junction 12 of the M1 in Bedfordshire via the Magpas Rapid Response vehicle following a road traffic collision involving two HGVs.

The Magpas team treated a man (in his 30s) who had suffered a leg injury. The Magpas team sedated the man and worked alongside the Fire and Rescue Service and EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to safely remove the patient from the vehicle. The patient was subsequently taken by the ambulance service to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Bedfordshire Police were also present.

We have no further information.

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Gibbs Denley chooses Magpas to be their charity of the year for a second consecutive year!

Gibbs Denley chooses Magpas to be their charity of the year for a second consecutive year!

Last year Insurance and Financial Services group Gibbs Denley chose Magpas Air Ambulance to be their charity of the year and raised a fantastic £1776.34.

Gibbs Denley, who have three offices in the region in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Chelmsford raised money through a variety of events including coffee mornings, a dress down day, having collection tins in their branches and a raffle.

We are delighted that Gibbs Denley have now decided to make us their charity of the year for a second year running, and have planned lots of exciting ways to fundraise and spread awareness of Magpas in the community.

We would like to thank all at Gibbs Denley for their continued support and look forward to joining them in their fundraising endeavours throughout 2016 – it really does make a lifesaving difference. 

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Wellingborough, two vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

Wellingborough, two vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 10.03pm on Friday night (5th), Magpas Doctor Andy Lindsay and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in Wellingborough via the Magpas Rapid Response vehicle – following a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

The Magpas team treated a woman (in her 20s) who had suffered a pelvic injury. The Magpas team worked alongside the Fire and Rescue Services and EMAS Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews to safely remove the patient from the vehicle, and administered advanced pain relief. The patient was subsequently taken by the ambulance service, in a stable condition, to University Hospital Coventry.

The occupant of the other vehicle was assessed and discharged by the ambulance service at the scene.

Northamptonshire Police were also present.

We have no further information

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Nr Grantham, man injured in go-karting collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Nr Grantham, man injured in go-karting collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

At 3.07pm on Sunday (7th), Magpas Doctor Lee Soomaroo and Paramedic Chris Hawkins landed near Grantham, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a man who had been injured in a go-karting collision.

The Magpas team assessed the man (in his teens) who had sustained injuries to his pelvis. The man did not require further treatment and was in a stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene was: Pilot Matt Tacon and Crew Member Dean Carey.

EMAS Ambulance Service were also in attendance.

 We have no further information.

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Bedford, man falls from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Bedford, man falls from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

At 10.24am today (5th), Magpas Doctor Lee Soomaroo and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in Bedford, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a man who had fallen through a roof.

The Magpas team assessed the man (in his 30’s) who had sustained injuries to his head and neck. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic then accompanied the patient by land ambulance to Bedford Hospital, where on arrival he was in a stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.

EEAST Ambulance Service and the Police were also in attendance.

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