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The sky's the limit with the Magpas lifesavers!

Thank you for taking an interest in our Magpas Skydive 2015 - it will be great to have you on the team! Please see all the information you will need to sign up as below.

As long as the fundraising team know who’s taking part, we can then put a list of names together and create a grand total once the skydive is completed. Please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In one year alone a fantastic £9,151 was raised! Let’s see if we can beat that target this year…


Sunday 12th July 2015

Magpas Skydive location:

UK Parachuting (Sibson), Sibson Airfield, Wansford, Peterborough, Cambs, PE8 6NE

Our contact at UK Parachuting(Sibson):

Paul Dorward or Grant Richards

Call 01832 280490 or visit www.skydivesibson.co.uk

01832 280490

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Registering for your skydive:

You will need to register online with UK Parachuting at Sibson, near Peterborough (where the jump will take place).

When you log onto the website, you will see the Magpas logo at the top of the page - you just need to click on the logo / choose the charity you’re doing the jump for. You can also opt for an ideal time slot for your skydive when you register your details. Please see the link below:


Or you can alternatively phone: 01832 280490 to register your name, stating you are part of the Magpas group, with your preferred date.


If you don’t fancy jumping out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft but would also like to donate to Magpas you can send them a cheque, made payable to:


The address to send the cheque to is:

Magpas - The Emergency Medical Charity, Centenary House, St Mary’s Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3PE

You can also donate securely online, just visit www.magpas.org.uk

Additional Information:

The weight limit for skydivers is 15 stone 7lbs.

Please be aware that sponsorship money will need to cover the £200 jump costs, the remaining money will be donated to Magpas.

There will be a cafe with a seating area on site selling hot drinks and food.


Good luck and thank you for all your support!

All the Magpas team.

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Photo caption: Magpas Helimedix volunteer Paramedic Simon Standen receiving the fundraising cheque from last year's Bygones and Organs event.

The 23rd annual Little Downham's Bygones and Organs Extravaganza will take place on 28 March 2015 in aid of Magpas Lifesavers, the charity that provides emergency medical care to those with life threatening injuries.

The event, founded by Trevor and Linda Brown, will take place in Little Downham Village Hall on 28th March from 13:00 – 17:30. Every year this fantastic event attracts people from far and wide, coming together to show off their musical organs and to display treasured collectables.

Trevor Brown said, "There will be lots of organs present, plus bygones, models, vintage cars and tractors. We are hoping that this year will be our most successful yet and we have set ourselves a target of raising £2,000. As always we are very proud to be supporting Magpas. Their lifesavers do a wonderful job and deserve the support of everyone across the region, and we will keep organising this event for as long as we can."

Debbie Florence, Head of Fundraising, said, "Mr and Mrs Brown and all their fellow organisers are such dedicated Magpas supporters, they work so hard every year leading up to and on the day of the event. Bygones and Organs have raised an amazing amount for Magpas over the years and we can't thank everyone enough for their continued support and we wish them a successful day."

This year will see Bygones and Organs Extravaganza's biggest ever raffle, with prizes kindly being donated by both the people and businesses within the community. Entry fee is £2.50 for adults and £2.00 for children and senior citizens. Refreshments will be available.

Contact Trevor and Linda Brown: 01353 778830 for more information.

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Get ready for BRoW for Magpas Helimedix!


Get ready for BRoW for Magpas Helimedix!

Why not sign up to BRoW (Bike Run or Walk) on Saturday 25th July 2015 and help to raise crucial funds for lifesavers Magpas Helimedix. 

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

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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Oakington couple switch on spectacular Christmas lights for 26th year!

Oakington couple switch on spectacular Christmas lights for 26th year!

Thanks to one dedicated Cambridgeshire couple, thousands of Christmas lights are once again twinkling in Oakington this Christmas season. Alan and Megan Milton have raised an incredible £25,900 for Magpas over the last 25 years - and yet again, they have decked the inside and outside of their house in Coles Lane, with almost endless festive lights and decorations.

The official switch on took place at the beginning of December and ever since, visitors have been able to enjoy big Christmas trees and reindeers sparkling in the night sky, alongside tens of thousands of LED lights in the trees and around the house. Each time a donation is made, between 3.40pm and 10pm, the display lights up.

This will carry on until New Year's Day, with all funds raised going to Magpas Helimedix. Mr Milton, who's 80 years old, works all year round to maintain his collection of festive lights and says it takes six weeks to put the festive show together. The display gives the community a lot of pleasure and never fails to attract visitors on a daily basis.

He says, "People who used to come here as children have now grown up and bring their own children to see the lights". He goes on to say, "There's lots of interest in the lead up to the first big switch on, with lots of kids wanting to see what's been added to the display. A lot of old folks like them as well".

Mr Milton explains, "We never close our curtains. Then we can see all the different faces light up when the display is switched on. People come from far and wide to look at them, not just from Oakington." He finishes by saying, "I don't know how long I will be able to carry on doing this, but I will try for as long as I can. It keeps me occupied, gives a lot of people a great deal of pleasure and raises money for a wonderful, lifesaving cause."

Deborah Florence, Magpas Fundraising Manager, explains: "Mr and Mrs Milton have been supporting Magpas for many years now and we really can't thank them enough. They do an amazing job every year and the lights and decorations outside and inside their house just get better and better".

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Join us at the Magpas Lifesavers Ball

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