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Thomas Morris: The ultimate Orange Day supporters

Thomas Morris: The ultimate Orange Day supporters

Staff at Thomas Morris didn’t just go orange; they went above and beyond for Magpas Air Ambulance’s annual Orange Day! The Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire based estate agents pledged to raise £5,000 this May for our lifesaving service – and they didn’t disappoint!

Each branch of the estate agents came up with their own fundraising idea and set out to raise as much money as they could for Magpas. Some wore orange for the day, donning some interesting bright orange suits, and donated money; others hosted bake sales and raffles for the local community. Two very notable fundraising exploits consisted of a car push and a netball tournament and the company even turned their website orange for the whole month of May!

The netball tournament was a huge success! 18 teams took part on the day; everyone got together alongside their spectators and supporters, and competed in the charity tournament. The sunshine was out; there was a BBQ, bouncy castle, cake sale and raffle throughout the day. Teams of all abilities took part and had a lot of fun, and in the end it was The Cherries who took home the trophy.

The car push was an event that we’ve never seen before. Staff from Thomas Morris pushed one of the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicles for 24 miles in just 7 hours (to represent our 24/7 lifesaving service)! They got off to a slow start; however they soon found their stride and managed to complete the challenge in 7 hours on the dot! The people taking part were sponsored by friends, family and local companies.

The guys and girls at Thomas Morris have outdone themselves this year, they have smashed their original target and raised well over £5,000 for Magpas Air Ambulance! We are so grateful to have such committed and enthusiastic supporters!

If you wish to support Thomas Morris in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance just donate to their Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ThomasMorrisSalesAndLettings

What did you do this Orange Day? Let us know, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or get in touch via social media.

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Brentwood, 2x car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Brentwood, 2x car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 7:04pm last night (21st), Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in Brentwood via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat multiple patients, following a road traffic collision involving 2x cars - leaving a patient trapped inside one of the vehicles.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a woman (in her late teens) and worked alongside EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews and Essex Fire & Rescue Service crews to safely remove her from the vehicle she was in. Fortunately the patient didn’t suffer any serious injuries and was taken to Basildon Hospital, by land ambulance, for further investigation.

The Magpas doctor and paramedic team also provided advanced assessment for three other patients (a man in his 20’s, a woman in her 70’s and a man in his 40’s). All three people were also taken to Basildon Hospital, by land ambulance, for further observation.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.
Essex Police were also in attendance.

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Eaton Socon, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Eaton Socon, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 10:48am yesterday morning (21st) Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in Eaton Socon via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a pedestrian who had suffered a life changing leg injury, following a collision with a car.

The Magpas enhanced medical team used their expert skills and knowledge to assess the patient (in his 70s). The doctor and paramedic team gave the man advanced pain relief and worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to straighten and splint his leg. They then accompanied the patient by land ambulance to Bedford Hospital (monitoring his condition all the way). Upon arrival at the hospital, the man was in a stable condition.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Inspirational: Near-death hot air balloon crash survivor tells her story for the first time

Inspirational: Near-death hot air balloon crash survivor tells her story for the first time

PHOTO CAPTION: Rebecca meets Magpas Dr Rupert Hurry for the first time since the balloon crash on 22nd May 2016

When 22 year old Rebecca Fry (who was living in Norwich at the time) took off in a hot air balloon on a beautiful summers morning in May last year, she felt exhilarated and ready to take in the stunning Northamptonshire scenery on high. The last thing Rebecca expected was the horrific, agonising and life-threatening incident that awaited her.

It was the first flight of the season on the Sunday 22nd May 2016, and Rebecca was floating over Earls Barton alongside eight other hot air balloons. It was around 7:30am, she was smiling and taking a selfie to capture the moment, when she noticed the balloon was getting dangerously close to some power lines. She just managed to get herself into the brace position against the back of the basket, as the balloon hit and pushed up against the power lines. Suddenly, there was a huge flash of light, sparks flew and she felt a shuddering electric shock (around 33,000 volts) pulsate through her body. “I felt as if my neck was going to snap and I remember screaming through clenched teeth,” Rebecca explains.

Within seconds, the basket was on fire; the intense heat of which caused the balloon to shoot up over 100 feet and carry on rising. Rebecca fell to the bottom of the basket. It was at this point her body became numb and she couldn’t feel her right arm and right leg at all. Having pulled herself up, a blistering wave of heat rippled through her, she looked down to see flames licking at her legs and she lost consciousness.

The balloon then burnt away, leaving the basket to freefall, plummeting to the ground. Whilst she was still on fire, a traumatised Rebecca crawled out of the basket and tried to run. She reached for her face and head and started to absorb the full horror of the situation, as her entire fringe came off in her badly burnt hands. “It felt like my legs were sizzling and cooking and I could feel my leggings melting into my legs” she explains.

When the EMAS Ambulance service arrived, Rebecca was losing huge amounts of fluid as her body started to shut down. “The paramedics put a gel pad on my face to protect my facial burns which quite possibly stopped my face from becoming permanently damaged” she relays. The ambulance crew did what they could but realised the severity of Rebecca’s injuries meant she needed specialist knowledge - and fast. When the Magpas Air Ambulance enhanced doctor and paramedic team arrived, Rebecca was in an enormous amount of pain and desperately needed more fluid. Magpas Dr Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Alex Pearce fought hard to get an IV line into her arm (as her body continued to shut down).

The Magpas highly trained medics rolled Rebecca onto a stretcher, soothing her with their reassuring words. She says, “I suddenly felt safe in their hands…I was terrified I was going to die. But I knew I had the best chance of survival thanks to the Magpas Air Ambulance medical team.”

Rebecca was then flown to Birmingham Hospital (the specialist burns unit), where she spent four weeks in the burns centre critical care unit. It’s been a long and gruelling recovery process for her, which is still ongoing, but Rebecca is now ready to tell her story. “I want to thank Magpas Air Ambulance for everything they did for me. Without Magpas, I might have died. I owe my life to them.”

Rebecca’s close family and her boyfriend, Brett, were at Rebecca’s bedside every day to comfort her. After promising to put a ring on her finger as soon as her left hand healed, Brett proposed to Rebecca on New Year’s Eve last year. “I’m so lucky to have family and friends around me who truly care. People say you’ve been so brave, but I just had to keep going, I didn’t have a choice.”

Rebecca points out, “I understand what it’s like to be terrified and be in hideous pain. It can a horribly lonely time. After what I’ve been through, and am still going through, I want to reach out to other people who are experiencing terrible, traumatic times. I want to give them hope and tell them that they will get through it, to hang on in there and believe that life will get better - just as it has done for me.”

To mark almost one year since the crash, Rebecca met and thanked Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry who flew to her aid. The brave young woman also shared her story with the media, to help raise awareness about the crucial lifesaving care Magpas Air Ambulance delivers, by land and air, in the East of England and beyond.

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Orange Day Events

Orange Day Events

There are many schools and businesses taking part and going orange for Magpas this year. Either they are wearing something orange and donating £1, or organising some fantastic fundraising challenges such as a netball tournament, bake sale and even a car push as well as getting the local community involved.

However, there are also lots of events and activities in aid of Orange Day, or with a Magpas Air Ambulance presence, which are open to the public as well. Anyone and everyone can take part – sing along at a charity gig, bid on baggage or pop along to a vintage sale. You don’t have to organise or fundraise yourself to show support for your local lifesavers this Orange Day!

Here's a list of Orange Day events you could attend over the weekend.

18th May:
Charity day: stalls and gardens at Dulligham House, Newmarket, CB8 9UP
Vintage sale at the Commemoration Hall, Huntingdon

19th May:
Orange Day activities at the Magpas Air Ambulance Peterborough charity shop on Bridge Street

20th May:
Unclaimed luggage sale (more info below) at Cambs Lock Antiques and Collectables and the Magpas Air Ambulance Huntingdon charity shop
Clay pigeon shoot at High Harthay Farm, Brampton. 10am-4pm, £25 for 100 clays
Orange Day Quiz at The Parish Center, Warboys. 6:30pm, £5 entry
The Legionnaires, 'Elvis' and Guns 'N' Abba charity gig at The Shed, Lode, Cambs at 8pm

21st May:
Thomas Morris netball tournament at St Ivo School, St Ives

Embrace the Orange Day spirit this May and do it for Magpas!

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Surviving sister's brave lifesaving legacy

Surviving sister's brave lifesaving legacy

PHOTO CAPTION: Louise Cade and Magpas Air Ambulance Dr Andy Lindsay talk about road safety at The Duke of Bedford School assembly

It was around 3:30pm on 21st January 1994; Louise Cade and her sister Sally Cade and were coming home on the School bus, on what felt like just another normal school day. At the time, the family were living just outside Thorney near Peterborough. Six year old Sally and eight year old Louise got off the bus and waited for it to pull away. They held hands, looked both ways and were crossing the road when a car - seemingly out of nowhere - collided with them at high speed. Louise’s family will never forget the sound of the loud bang the car made on impact.

Louise explains, “My mum got to us as soon as she could. My sister Sally and I were lying in the road. My mother says Sally was smiling at her, whilst I was unconscious. She remembers noticing Sally had fluid coming out of her ear and she knew then it wasn’t a good sign.”

Back in the 1990’s, doctors from around the Eastern Region volunteered their own time with Magpas Air Ambulance and as result; Dr Richards, Dr Knights and Dr Jackson (who all worked at Thorney Surgery) were called out to Sally and Louise. They did everything they could to save the sisters’ lives - in what had become truly devastating circumstances. Sally was first to be taken to hospital in an ambulance (with a police escort), shortly followed by Louise, with the Magpas Doctors on board. Sally died several times en route, as did Louise, but the Magpas doctors repeatedly brought them back to life.

Once at the hospital, Sally and Louise were next to each other in the ICU being treated. Louise explains, “Sally was on a ventilator but sadly died from head trauma and organ failure on the 23rd January.”

Louise had to have gravel sucked out of her lungs (one of which collapsed), she suffered a serious head injury and multiple broken bones, as well as a stroke. She says, “My family tells me I died several times and was not expected to survive. The last time I died, everyone thought I had gone when suddenly I came back - gasping for air, trying to rip the ventilator tubes out of me.”

Her parents were told she would probably not walk and talk again, but Louise was determined to get back to normal. At Sally’s funeral, the family asked only for donations to be made to Magpas Air Ambulance and fundraised for a defibrillator for the charity to use. Not long after, the same Magpas Doctors were called out to another little girl called Rebekah; the defibrillator bought by Louise’s family, was used by Magpas to save her life that day.

Louise has since lost most of her memory of what life was like before the accident. She explains, “It’s really upsetting I can’t remember much about my best friend who I miss dearly - but the motivation, determination and strength to live on has made me the person I am today.” Louise, who is 31, now feels ready to tell her story for the first time. She wants the memory of her sister Sally to live on, by raising awareness for Magpas Air Ambulance who came to her rescue all those years ago. As a result, Louise is teaming up with Magpas former patient Rebekah’s mum - to take part in the Magpas annual skydive this July.

Louise sums up why she’s embarking on such a courageous fundraising venture after everything she’s been through, “My sister means a great deal to me and, like Rebekah and her mum, I want to thank the charity that did so much for me on that terrible afternoon.” Louise continues, “Magpas Air Ambulance trains senior doctors and paramedics, from all around the UK, to bring the hospital to patients in life-threatening situations. I want to gather as many sponsors as I can and help Magpas Air Ambulance give more lifesaving care to others in their time of need.” The link to Louise’s fundraising page is: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JumpingwithSally

Recently, Louise went back to The Duke of Bedford School to talk at the school assembly. Louise told her story, raising awareness about road safety and about the crucial lifesaving care Magpas Air Ambulance delivers, by land and air, in the East of England and beyond. She summed up why this moment was so important to her, “I just want the children to take on the message of road safety and stay safe. I hope the children will take this on board and tell their parents - so that they can be more aware of children on the road. I want to inspire other people with my story.”

Louise was also joined by Magpas Dr Andy Lindsay. He explained how Magpas Air Ambulance offers pioneering training to doctors and paramedics wishing to specialise in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM), for which the charity is renowned in the medical world. He also summarised how he felt about being part of the gathering, “It’s wonderful to see Louise looking so well. Spreading the word about road safety to young children is an incredible investment of our time. It’s great to capture their attention and a real privilege to talk to them”.

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Ampthill, elderly man with badly broken leg – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Ampthill, elderly man with badly broken leg – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 1.54am this morning (16th) Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had suffered a serious leg injury.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 80’s) who had a badly broken leg. The doctor and paramedic team sedated the patient at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) which allowed them to splint his injury before accompanying him by land ambulance to Bedford Hospital. They monitored his condition and provided the man with advanced pain relief throughout the journey. He was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic team were also in attendance.

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Peterborough, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Peterborough, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene
At 1.05am last night (14th), Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Keir Rutherford arrived in Peterborough via a Magpas rapid response vehicle. They had been called by EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man injured in a collision with a car.
 
The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 50s) who had sustained a leg injury. They provided him with pain relief before accompanying him by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.
 
Cambridgeshire Police and Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue were also in attendance.
 
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At 1.05am last night (14th), Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Keir Rutherford arrived in Peterborough via a Magpas rapid response vehicle. They had been called by EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man injured in a collision with a car.
The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 50s) who had sustained a leg injury. They provided him with pain relief before accompanying him by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.
Cambridgeshire Police and Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue were also in attendance.
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Bag a bargain! The ever-popular unclaimed luggage sale returns

Bag a bargain! The ever-popular unclaimed luggage sale returns

Cambs Lock Antiques and Collectables are hosting a left luggage sale in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance. Stansted Airport has donated hundreds of bags, suitcases and holdalls which have been left there by holiday makers and anyone can come along on the day and bid for a bag.

There will be auctions for medium and large cases; and what’s inside is a surprise. The contents could (quite literally) be pants, but it could be very valuable! It only takes a designer bag, clothes, or a good pair of hair straighteners for you to make a profit from your bid. You can sell your goodies on, keep them for yourself, or donate any unwanted items to the Magpas Air Ambulance charity stall.

The event will run from 10am - 4pm on Saturday 20th May. Auctions for the larger items will be held at 12pm and 2pm and small bags will be available to purchase throughout the day, for £5 a pop. The auctions will be held in the Cambs Lock Antiques and Collectables car park and immediately across the road, at the Magpas Air Ambulance Headquarters, crafts and antiques will be on sale. The Magpas charity stall will also be open throughout the day, there will be a tombola for the kids and refreshments will be available to purchase.

All money raised on the day will be donated to Magpas Air Ambulance, so the charity can continue to fund their vital, lifesaving service. It is only through fundraising events such as this and generous public donations that Magpas can continue to bring lifesaving care by land and air, to patients in medical emergencies across the east of England and beyond.

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Downham Market, woman suffers suspected stroke – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Downham Market, woman suffers suspected stroke – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 12.14pm this afternoon (8th) Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedics Alex Pearce and Dan Cody landed in Downham Market, Norfolk via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called by an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to a woman who had suffered a suspected stroke.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her 60’s) who was critically ill. They placed her into a medically induced coma and took control of her breathing at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before airlifting her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where she was in a critical condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Rob Davies.

We have no further information.

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Sandy, car collision, man suffers serious injuries – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Sandy, car collision, man suffers serious injuries  – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 3.52pm Saturday afternoon (6th) Magpas Doctor Maria Smith and Paramedic Dan Phillips landed in Sandy via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had suffered very serious injuries in a multi-vehicle collision.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 30’s) who had suffered a severe leg injury. They gave the man advanced pain relief and sedated him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) before accompanying him to Bedford Hospital via land ambulance. The patient was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Steve Hunwicks.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Bedfordshire Police were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Rushden, pedestrian vs car – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Rushden, pedestrian vs car – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 8.41pm Saturday night (6th) Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived in Rushden, Northamptonshire via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a collision between a pedestrian and a car.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 20’s) who had sustained head injuries. They gave the man a general anaesthetic, placing him into a medically induced coma at the scene (providing A&E level care), before accompanying the patient to University Hospital Coventry via land ambulance. The man was in a very serious but stable condition upon arrival.

An EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Wellingborough, motorcyclist seriously injured – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Wellingborough, motorcyclist seriously injured – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 6.26pm yesterday evening (4th) Magpas Doctor Vijayasankar and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed in a rural location south of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a motorcycle collision.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 20’s) who had suffered multiple injuries, including a serious leg injury. The team sedated the man at the scene (providing him with A&E level care), which allowed them to splint the injury before they accompanied him to University Hospital Coventry via land ambulance. The patient was in a very serious but stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

An EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Peterborough, multi-vehicle collision – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Peterborough, multi-vehicle collision – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 8.55pm last night (3rd) Magpas Doctor Mark Tehan and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in Peterborough via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They were called to a multi-vehicle collision which involved six casualties.

The Magpas enhanced medical team worked alongside East Anglian Air Ambulance and an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to assess all the patients. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic team proceeded to treat a girl (in her teens) who had suffered a severe leg injury. They sedated her at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before accompanying her to Peterborough City Hospital. Her condition was monitored all the way and she was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

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

We have no further information.

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Nr Wisbech, woman seriously injured in fall from horse – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Nr Wisbech, woman seriously injured in fall from horse – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 8.14pm last night (2nd) Magpas Doctor Mark Tehan and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived in a rural location just south of Wisbech via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a woman who had been injured in a fall from a horse.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her 20’s) who had sustained a leg injury. They sedated the woman at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before accompanying her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital via land ambulance, monitoring her condition all the way. The patient was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Bag a bargain! The ever-popular unclaimed luggage sale returns

Bag a bargain! The ever-popular unclaimed luggage sale returns

Cambs Lock Antiques and Collectables are hosting an unclaimed luggage sale in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance as part of the charity’s annual Orange Day event. Stansted Airport has donated hundreds of bags, suitcases and holdalls which have been left there by holiday makers, and anyone can come along on Saturday 20th May and bid for a bag.

There will be auctions for medium and large cases; and what’s inside is a surprise. The contents could (quite literally) be pants, but it could be very valuable! It only takes a designer bag, clothes, or a good pair of hair straighteners for you to make a profit from your bid. You can sell your goodies on, keep them for yourself, or donate any unwanted items to the Magpas Air Ambulance charity stall.

The event will run from 10am - 4pm. Auctions for the larger items will be held at 12pm and 2pm and small bags will be available to purchase throughout the day for £5 a pop. The auctions will be held in the Cambs Lock Antiques and Collectables car park and immediately across the road, at the Magpas Air Ambulance Headquarters, crafts and antiques will be on sale. The Magpas charity stall will also be open throughout the day, there will be a tombola for the kids and refreshments will be available to purchase.

All money raised on the day will be donated to Magpas Air Ambulance, so the charity can continue to fund their vital, lifesaving service. It is only through fundraising events such as this and generous public donations that Magpas can continue to bring lifesaving care by land and air, to patients in medical emergencies across the east of England and beyond.

If you’d like to get involved with Orange Day email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01480 371060 (option 2). 

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Nr Sandy, man trapped in car after serious collision – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Nr Sandy, man trapped in car after serious collision – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 5.30am yesterday morning (1st) Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived near the A1, south of Sandy, via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a serious single vehicle collision and was trapped in a car for a prolonged period of time.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 30’s) who had sustained a leg injury. They provided him with advanced pain relief and made sure he was in a stable condition before an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew took him to Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

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

We have no further information.

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Towcester, man seriously injured in motorbike incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Towcester, man seriously injured in motorbike incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

At 5:17pm yesterday evening (28th) Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid and Paramedic Chris Hawkins landed at the Silverstone Circuit via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had been seriously injured following a motorbike road traffic incident in Towcester.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 50’s) who had suffered multiple injuries. They administered advanced pain relief (providing him with A&E level care at the scene), before flying him to Coventry Major Trauma Centre for further treatment. Upon arrival at the hospital, the patient was in a very serious but stable condition.

The helicopter crew who flew the Magpas medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Simon Amos.
An EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew and a private ambulance service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Sandy, man injured in fall at industrial site – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Sandy, man injured in fall at industrial site – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 6.55am this morning (25th) Magpas Doctor Andrew Lindsay and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in Sandy via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a fall at an industrial site.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 50’s) who was trapped and had fractured his leg. They administered advanced pain relief (providing him with A&E level care at the scene) and worked with the Hazardous Area Response Team to extricate the man. An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew then took him to Bedford Hospital in a stable condition.

We have no further information.

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M1 J12-13 Bedfordshire, motorcyclist injured in collision with car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

M1 J12-13 Bedfordshire, motorcyclist injured in collision with car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 6.37pm this evening (23rd) Magpas Doctor Steve Corry-Bass and Paramedic Simon Standen arrived at the M1 in Bedfordshire between junctions 12-13 via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called by the EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a motorcyclist injured in a collision with a car.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a man (in his 30s) who had sustained a leg injury. They provided him with advanced pain relief at the scene (giving him A&E level care). He was then airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge where he was in a stable condition upon arrival.
 
Bedfordshire Police and the Highways Agency shut the motorway in order to allow the air ambulance to land on the carriageway. 
 
The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Pilot Dan Vickers and Crewmember George Phillips.
 
EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews and an off-duty EEAST paramedic were also in attendance.
 
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