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Support Magpas for National Air Ambulance Week 2015!

Support Magpas for National Air Ambulance Week 2015!

Did you know that 21st – 27th September is National Air Ambulance Week?!

You can support your Air Ambulance!

Make a donation to Magpas and help us bring lifesaving care by land and air to the East of England and beyond. Here’s a link to the Magpas NAAW JustGiving page: http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/magpas/supportmagpasfornaaw2015

It’s up to you what you do to help us save lives. Why not shoot a video of you saying "I support my local air ambulance, do you?" and nominate others to do the same! Or why not Make it Orange and dress up in Magpas colours? Post your orange videos or pictures on our Facebook and Twitter pages and use the #NAAW2015 – we’d love to hear from you!

 

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And they’re off; Newmarket trainers take to the commentary position for Magpas!

And they’re off; Newmarket trainers take to the commentary position for Magpas!

On Saturday, 19th September, the first day of the inaugural Betfair Newmarket Open Weekend, racegoers will be treated to exclusive on course commentary for all seven races. A handful of Newmarket based trainers have agreed to commit to learning the art of commentating all in aid of the beneficiaries of the Open Weekend; Magpas - The Emergency Medical Charity, The National Horseracing Museum and Racing Welfare.

Raising funds for Magpas will be Sir Michael Stoute, one of the trainers for Her Majesty The Queen, is set to be ahead of the field having previously spent three years commentating in his home country, Barbados. Joining Sir Michael will be recent Classic winning trainer Hugo Palmer.

Hugo Palmer, resident trainer at Kremlin Cottage Stables and trainee commentator, said;

"I am delighted to see that the Open Day has evolved into the Betfair Newmarket Open Weekend. The weekend is a wonderful opportunity for Newmarket, the Home of Horseracing, to showcase the fantastic facilities that are available here.

"I have never commentated on live racing before but I'm sure we will see some healthy rivalry on the day and I am looking forward to the challenge."

These trainers may be masters of the turf but do know that calling a race will be by no means an easy task. Each trainer will undergo rigorous training and will receive some of the very best advice on offer from industry professionals in a bid to try and ensure a flawless commentating performance for their allocated race.

Just giving pages for the Newmarket trainers who will be commentating, to help raise funds for Magpas are;

Hugo Palmer: www.justgiving.com/Hugo-Palmer/

Sir Michael Stoute: www.justgiving.com/Sir-Michael-Stoute/

Tickets are still available for both days with kids under 18 going FREE on the Saturday and under 13s going FREE on the Sunday. For more information regarding all the activities taking place on Saturday, 19th and Sunday, 20th September please visit www.newmarketopenweekend.co.uk.

The inaugural Betfair Newmarket Open Weekend is a fantastic opportunity to visit the town of Newmarket and go behind the scenes at Horse Racing's HQ. During the Open Weekend visitors will get the chance to see some of the world's best racehorses at Warren Hill Gallops, tour a number of Newmarket's finest equine sites and visit the yards' of leading Newmarket trainers.

Children under 13 years of age can visit the Open Weekend for free. For more information, a full schedule and to purchase tickets for the Open Weekend please visit our website www.newmarketopenweekend.co.uk.

NOW Food & Drink Festival

This year the Betfair Newmarket Open Weekend will incorporate the very first Food & Drink Festival. The Food Festival will be located right at the heart of the action at the Rowley Mile racecourse for both days of the Open Weekend. The course will play host to over 30 bespoke stalls, accessible from all enclosures, including La Hogue Farm Shop, Ely Fudge Company, Steak and Honour, Saffron Ice Cream and many more. The NOW Food & Drink Festival will also include it's very own Sausage Competition on Sunday afternoon, where local producers will showcase their produce.

For a full list of exhibitors confirmed for the NOW Food & Drink Festival, please visit the Newmarket Open Weekend website http://www.newmarketopenweekend.co.uk/more-information/food-festival/.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Join our CPR-athon on 12th September 2015!

Join our CPR-athon on 12th September 2015!

Join our CPR-athon on 12th September 2015!

Cardiac arrests can happen anytime, anywhere. But you can help to make a lifesaving difference.

Join your local CPR-athon at one of the following venues between 11am and 3pm, and YOU can learn how to save a life:

 

Bedfordshire

Bedford – The Interchange Park (Kempston)

Luton – The Mall

Cambridgeshire

Cambridge – The Guildhall

Peterborough – Queensgate Shopping Centre

Essex

Chelmsford – Anglia Ruskin University

Southend – The Royals Shopping Centre

Hertfordshire

Stevenage – Stevenage Leisure Park

Norfolk

Downham Market – Town Square

Norwich – The Forum

Suffolk

Bury St Edmunds – Arc Shopping Centre

Ipswich – Ipswich Town Hall Forecourt

Magpas are working in partnership with East Anglian Air Ambulance, the EAST of England Ambulance Service Trust, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust, NARS Norfolk Accident Rescue Service and SARS Suffolk Accident Rescue Service - to bring you this extremely important event.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thank you.

 

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Enter the Magpas Colouring Competition and win a VIP tour of the Helimedix base!

Enter the Magpas Colouring Competition and win a VIP tour of the Helimedix base!

If you're looking for something to do with the kids this Friday (31st July), then get involved in the Magpas Colouring Competition! 

Taking place at our Head Office in Huntingdon between 10am and 4pm. All you need to do is pay 50p entry and then get colouring! 

All pictures will be judged by our Helimedix team, with the winners to be announced on Monday 3rd August (the VIP tour will take place on Tuesday 11th August at 10am).

There will also be a stall selling cakes and all things garden related on Friday, so don't miss out!

Prizes:

Ages 5 and under – VIP visit to our Helimedix base, goody bag and a £5 charity shop voucher

Ages 6 to 9 – VIP visit to our Helimedix base, goody bag and a £5 charity shop voucher

Ages 10 and over - VIP visit to our Helimedix base, goody bag and a £5 charity shop voucher

 

For more information please call 01480 371060 (Option 2).

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Get ready for BRoW for Magpas Helimedix!

Get ready for BRoW for Magpas Helimedix!

Would you like to bike, run, or walk for charity? Then BRoW is the fundraising event for you! 

This fantastic, fitness orientated fundraiser has been organised by Magpas volunteer Anna Dutton and will be the first event of its kind.

Date: Saturday 25th July, 9am - 5.30pm    Location: Nene Park Trust - Ferry Meadows, Orton Waterville, Peterborough PE2 5UU.

It's up to you as to what you do; whether you Bike, Run or Walk your way round Ferry Meadows, you'll be helping Magpas Helimedix continue to bring A&E care, by land and by air, to patients in life threatening emergencies.

What a great way to spend a long summer's day!

For further details including times and how to register for your place, please see the following Facebook link: http://goo.gl/6EFIzc and for registration, please log onto: http://goo.gl/GJDSqj

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Support Magpas & buy your ticket to the CamCab Charity Dinner - in aid of our lifesaving cause!

Support Magpas & buy your ticket to the CamCab Charity Dinner - in aid of our lifesaving cause!

CamCab celebrate 10 year success whilst supporting lifesavers

CamCab are celebrating a decade of achievements by kindly holding a dinner and charity auction in support of Magpas. 

This event will be taking place at The Guildhall in Cambridge on Thursday 17th September 2015. Auction items are still being donated and include winning one of the following BMWs for the weekend:

• 435d Convertible – under £500
• M4 Convertible - £500 - £750
• BMW I 8 - £750 upwards

You could also bid on the night for holidays in London, Budapest and Cornwall, as well as a sumptuous hamper, gym membership, wine and hairdressing vouchers...amongst many other enticing lots!

To buy your ticket, please click on: www.camcabcharitydinner.org.uk 

In just ten years, local company CamCab has become one of the top 30 most profitable taxi companies in the country, recently signing a deal to become part of the national network of Addison Lee, one of London's largest private hire companies. CamCab's high growth is no accident: it has been achieved by a combination of close attention to detail, high-quality training and using the latest technology to provide the very best and safest customer experience. The company takes its environmental responsibilities seriously too, running only low-emission vehicles and using recycled water in the Green Clean car wash.

Whilst growing a successful business is important to him, founder and managing director Rowhi Nemer also places great importance on giving back to the community. Magpas, which brings specialist A&E care by land and air to patients in life threatening emergencies in the Eastern region and beyond, is one of a number of local causes that have benefitted from CamCab's generosity.

Rowhi was so impressed with the vital service Magpas delivers, he set up a complimentary CamCab taxi account for the Magpas Helimedix team to use when they find themselves stranded at Addenbrooke's Hospital, needing to get back to base after treating patients.

Tickets for the dinner are priced at £60 each and can be purchased at www.camcabcharitydinner.org.uk where you can also see the full list of items to be auctioned.

If you would like to donate an item to the auction please contact the organisers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Charity Clay Shoot for Magpas!

Clay Shoot flyer

Do you want to get involved in a charity clay shoot in your area? Then you can take part in the clay shoot fundraiser for Magpas! 

 

Date:

Sunday 27th September

Location:

Sporting Targets,

Knotting Lane,

Bedford,

MK44 1BX

Contact:

To sign up, and for more information, please call Chris Harding on 07528 445996.

Additional information:

Applications close on 1st September.

£75 per gun (includes the cartridges, limitless tea & coffee, bacon roll, and a buffet meal for lunch). 

Cheques made payable to: Chris Harding, 8 Muriel Close, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire, CB23 3UJ.

 

9am Guests arrive, limitless tea and coffee will be served

9.30am Bacon rolls

10am Shooting commences with a 3 man 40 sporting competition (instructors will be on each stand for guidance)

12pm 3 man 30 target flush. Combined scores will count towards the final score

1pm Back to the shooting lodge where a buffet will be served along with tea and coffee. The bar will now be open. Trophies will be awarded. Depart at your leisure.

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Open Garden Weekend

Open Garden Weekend

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Why not march for Magpas?

Why not march for Magpas?

The 17th Annual Pathfinder March will be on Saturday 20th June. Why not take part for Magpas Helimedix and get your friends and family to sponsor you. It’ll also be a wonderful opportunity to meet members of the armed forces who are based around the county.

Each year the Pathfinder March takes place in memory of the RAF’s elite WW2 Pathfinder Force, by creating a gruelling 46 mile march around Cambridgeshire.

The march starts at RAF Wyton and loops around the four main airbases of the Pathfinder Force: RAF Graveley, RAF Oakington, RAF Warboys, and ending up again at RAF Wyton.

If the 46 mile march seems too much, you can always take part as a relay team.

To enter in the march, please visit www.pathfindermarch.co.uk, or contact Mr Garton at RAF Wyton on 01480 52451 Ext 4495.  Cost of entry is £18 per person, which will include a commemorative Pathfinder March t-shirt (performance quality), a medal for completing the March, and a certificate for participation. 

Please contact the Magpas Fundraising Team for your sponsorship form, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01480 371060 (Option 2), and help us to save lives as you walk.

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Is your business top of the class?

Is your business top of the class?

The St Albans Chamber of Commerce and Platinum Point networking group are holding a business quiz on Thursday 25th June, with all funds raised going to Magpas Helimedix.

Gather your colleagues and head to St Albans to see how brainy your business is!

The quiz will be held at St Albans School, starting at 6pm. Book a team of 6 for £130 (dinner included).

Visit the website for more information and to book your tickets: http://www.stalbans-chamber.co.uk/events

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Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

Last updated: October 24, 2017

Magpas Air Ambulance ("us", "we", or "our") uses cookies on the https://www.magpas.org.uk/ website (the "Service"). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

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