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Keep the kids entertained until Christmas!

A Book a Day in December Magpas

As we get ever closer to that festive time of year again, our children’s excitement levels will start to soar at the prospect of sleigh bells ringing and the Christmas holidays just around the corner! So what’s the secret behind keeping them occupied? Magpas has the answer…

Instead of buying a Christmas advent calendar this year, Magpas is inviting you to buy a book a day for December. It’s a great way to encourage kids to read more and you can help to raise crucial lifesavings funds all at the same time!

Just drop into the Magpas Charity Shop, St Mary’s Street in Huntingdon (Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm). Then choose your 25 books, it will only set you back £2.50 (at 10 pence a book). Just think, you might even enjoy some peace and quiet, for at least 5 minutes, in between the festive hysteria!

Look forward to seeing you soon as you get ready for a book a day in December! Thank you for helping Magpas continue to bring lifesaving care by land and air 24/7.

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Wine-ot join us for a charity fundraising night!

Wine-ot join us for a charity fundraising night!

Our friends at T J Wines are laying on a wine tasting evening in aid of Magpas on 6th November from 7.00pm until 9.30pm. With over 50 wines from around the world to sample, you can make notes if you wish, discuss with your friends and wash down with cheese and biscuits. There is no doubt that if you enjoy your wine, you will enjoy this evening! We are holding a few tickets for sale for £15 each at Magpas HQ, Centenary House, St Mary's St, Huntingdon, PE29 3PE if you wish to purchase any, or they can be bought direct through TJ Wines on 01480 393174 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Do you have 'Suspicious Minds'?

Do you have 'Suspicious Minds'?

We're 'All Shook Up' about this event on 10th October. 'It's Now or Never' to don your 'Blue Suede Shoes' and shake off your 'Suspicious Minds' and get down to the Elvis Impersonator night in Norwich. Supporting Magpas this event will help you 'Let Yourself Go'......oh yes, 5 song titles squeezed in!

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Step onto the Unclaimed Luggage Carousel!

Step onto the Unclaimed Luggage Carousel!

PHOTO CAPTION (left to right): Magpas Paramedic Simon Standen, Stansted Airport Baggage Lead Agent Sarah Webb, Stansted Airport Baggage Lead Agent Scott Hyam, Magpas Doctor Zoe Smeed, Magpas former patient Wendy Mason and Miramar Engineering Director Greg Pelling at the Magpas Operations Base, as we all get ready for the Magpas Unclaimed Luggage event

If you're naturally a bit of a nosy neighbour, then I'm sure you'll be intrigued to learn that Magpas Air Ambulance will be holding our first Unclaimed Luggage Sale on Saturday 24th October - your chance to take part in a luggage pick and mix and find out what's inside some of the suitcases left behind by travellers at Stansted airport - at a bargain price!

Thanks to Stansted Airport, Magpas have been given a collection of different shapes and sizes of travel holders that have been left behind by their previous owners. (Stansted have a policy of waiting for a set time and if no one returns to pick up their bags, the airport donates them to Unclaimed Baggage events like the one Magpas is hosting).

Stansted Airport Baggage Lead Agents, Sarah Webb and Scott Hyam (as in the photos above), explained why they chose to support Magpas, "Magpas is a charity that's there for everyone and anyone who needs them, so we wanted to raise money for them. Visiting the Magpas Operations Base just highlighted the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make this lifesaving service happen!"

In the lead up to the sale in October, Miramar Engineering have kindly offered to store all the luggage for Magpas, as well as to pick up the unwanted suitcases from Stansted along the way! Miramar Engineering Director Greg Pelling talked about why he decided to do this for Magpas, "It's our way of giving something back and it's more of a hands on approach than writing a cheque. We also thought it was great use of the company's facilities and resources". Greg went on to say, "Miramar spend so much time on the roads, it's brilliant to know Magpas are there if we ever need them".

Magpas former patient and volunteer fundraiser, Wendy Mason, has also put a huge amount of time and effort into helping to make this event happen. Wendy said, "Magpas saved my life, it's as simple that. I encourage everyone to come along on the 24th October to do their bit and help support them. I'm hoping this will be the first of many unclaimed baggage events for Magpas".

The Magpas Unclaimed Luggage event is happening between 10am - 3pm on 24th October at the Magpas Fundraising HQ, St Mary's Street in Huntingdon. You can just turn up and take part! You can pick up a bag to feel its weight but you can't open any of the bags...then you decide which suitcase grabs your attention and buy it! And whilst you're there, you're always welcome to have a look round the Magpas Charity Shop.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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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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