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Ashley Martin Memorial Rideout

Ashley Martin Memorial Rideout

Ashley Martin Memorial Rideout

The 7th annual Ashley Martin Memorial Rideout will take place on Sunday 10th May 2015. A motorcycling event in memory of Ashley Martin. All funds raised will go to Magpas. 

The memorial ride will meet at 9am at the Cambridge Research Park in Waterbeach (just off the A10), and will depart for Hunstanton at 10:30am. 

There will be a burger bar at the Research Park, as well as kitchen facilities for teas and coffees.

All bikers welcome- come along and help raise money!

More information can be found on the website:  http://www.ashleymartinmemorialrideout.co.uk/ashleymartin.html 

Take a look at the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ashleymartinmemorialrideout

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Charity football match to raise funds for Magpas

Charity football match to raise funds for Magpas

Charity football match to raise funds for Magpas

Warboys Town FC will be holding a charity football match to raise money for Magpas. The match will kick off at the football club at 3pm on Sunday 5th April, and will be against the Warboys Sports and Social Club.

There will be lots going on at the football match, with a bouncy castle and buffet-style food, and also the opportunity to enter a raffle prize draw. Admission is free but spectators are encouraged to bring a prize for the raffle.

Come along and help raise funds for Magpas!

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The sky's the limit with the Magpas lifesavers!

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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…

Date:

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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http://www.skydivesibson.co.uk/charity

UK Parachuting Limited Company Registered in England 6297867 VAT No 926 9610 00

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:

http://skydivesibson.co.uk/charity_event/magpas

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

Donations:

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:

Magpas

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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23rd ANNUAL LITTLE DOWNHAM BYGONE & ORGAN EXTRAVAGANZA

23rd ANNUAL LITTLE DOWNHAM BYGONE & ORGAN EXTRAVAGANZA

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!

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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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A music festival is heading to Coneygear Road, Huntingdon!

A music festival is heading to Coneygear Road, Huntingdon!

Please see our Magpas calendar of events for more information on this wonderful event on 16th August!

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A unique opportunity to run, cycle or walk in a unique location on 21st September

A unique opportunity to run, cycle or walk in a unique location on 21st September

The Ouse Washes Experience is drawing nearer, have you saved the date? Walkers, runners and cyclists of all abilities are welcomed to this unique event in this unique location on 21st September. Registration takes place at 9.30am at the WWT, Station Road, Welney. Please visit their website page for more information. Magpas will be there on the day, will we see you there? 

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How is the grand opening of Nanna Mexico Restaurant, Cambridge on 17th July supporting Magpas?

How is the grand opening of Nanna Mexico Restaurant, Cambridge on 17th July supporting Magpas?

The Owners of the soon to be opened Nanna Mexico Restaurant in Petty Cury, Cambridge are supporting Magpas on launch day. The restaurant's grand opening is on 17th July and they are offering a free lunch in exchange for a donation of whatever you can to Magpas. You can read the full story here on how Magpas became known to Zak and his family. Come and join us on the 17th from 11.30am. A massive thank you to Zak's family!

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Put on your best poker face and get down to the casino night in St Neots!

Put on your best poker face and get down to the casino night in St Neots!

Being held at The Priory in St Neots on 25th August this Casino Night is in aid of Magpas. please see the poster image. We hope you can go along and enjoy a night of gambling. Will you be a winner?  

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Marshalls needed for the Road Run....can you help?

Marshalls needed for the Road Run....can you help?

Do you fancy marshalling or helping out at the East Anglian Road Run on 13th July at Burwash Manor, near Cambridge? The organisers are looking for help on the day so if you would like to join in the fun please contact us on 01480 371060 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We hope to see you there!

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It’s nearly time for the Road Run!

It’s nearly time for the Road Run!

poster213th July sees the return of the incredibly fun Road Run, in aid of Magpas.  The plan is to leave Burwash Manor, Barton promptly at 9.45am — Comberton 10.00 — Hardwick 10.45 —Bourn 11.15— Kingston 11.45— Eversden 11.50 — Orwell 12.15 — Barrington (lunch) 13.00— 14.00 - Haslingfield 14.15 returning to Burwash Manor, Barton for 15.30.

There will be entertainment and refreshments all day at Burwash Manor, Barton where you can also see the vintage cars and classic car exhibits on display!

Please contact us on 01480 371060 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or visit the Road Run Facebook page.

To enter the run, please fill in THIS FORM and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post it to:

Centenery House
St Mary's St
Huntingdon
Cambs
PE29 3PE

Please come and share the day with us!

 

 

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It's here, there and everywhere for your fundraising team this weekend!

It's all go this weekend for your Magpas Fundraising team. We're attending four different events this weekend, so if you're passing please do pop over and say hi to us, it would be lovely to see you!

Sat 14th June - Our Fundraising Assistant Ivor and lovely volunteer Jenny, will have a stand at the St Neots Volunteering Fun Day at Regatta Meadow from 11am to 3pm. Should be a wonderful fun day with activities for all. In the meantime, fundraiser extraordinaire Ann will be at Wickham Market Primary School with a stand at their festival from 1pm until 4pm.

Sunday 15th June - Fundraising Volunteer Jenny is up bright and early and this time going to the Hunts 10k Run. She won't be stretching her legs at this one but will have a stand in the Spectators Village from 8.15am until noon. From 1pm Fundraising Manager Debbie and Head of Communications Antonia, are off to Fulbourn Cricket Ground, near Cambridge for a cricket match in aid of Magpas! Organised by massive supporter Tony Peachey, this annual event is very popular. Why not take a picnic blanket, kick off your shoes, sit back and relax.......what better way to spend a sunny summer afternoon?

We hope to see you there!

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Dig out your finest leather trousers - the Motorcycle Festival is on its way to St Ives on 29th June!

Dig out your finest leather trousers - the Motorcycle Festival is on its way to St Ives on 29th June!

St Ives Festival of Motorcycles is coming! 29th June will see the first of hopefully many SIFOM events in St Ives. The day will be filled with motorcycles of all shapes, sizes and models, bouncy castle, trade stands, face painting (come on adults, you know you've always wanted to be painted like spiderman or a butterfly!) and much more! Magpas will be there with a stand, please come along and support us from 10am until 4pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Amazing opportunity to run or cycle on a route previously unavailable to the public in this event

Amazing opportunity to run or cycle on a route previously unavailable to the public in this event

The Ely Hereward Rotary Club is organising a fantastic charity cycle ride or run, on behalf of Magpas and other local charities on 21st September. this event will take part in the Ouse Washes and uses an off-road track for part of the event. They need your help and support. Please see www.rotaryclubely-hereward.org/ousewashesexperience.cfm for more information.

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Man alive, it's doctor's orders for kelly's eye on this Magpas Bingo night!

Man alive, it's doctor's orders for kelly's eye on this Magpas Bingo night!

It's all legs and ducks on this bingo night being held in aid of Magpas on Thursday 12th June at Emneth Central Hall (Emneth, Wisbech).  Doors open at 6.30pm, Eyes Down at 7.15pm.  There will also be a draw, tombola and refreshments. Hopefully it won't be unlucky for some. Clickety click, droopy drawers anyone?

 

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Cambs County Show on 1st June don't forget this treasure of an event!

Cambs County Show being held on 1st June at Wimpole Home Farm. This is a wonderful day out jam packed with all things rural. Please see their website for more details. Magpas Lottery will be there with a stand, please do call over and say hi to them. Hopefully the weather will be just as good as this day promises to be. 

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Don't forget the fun and frivolity at The Ferryboat Cabaret on 31st May!

Don't forget the fun and frivolity at The Ferryboat Cabaret on 31st May!

There is going to be a tremendous amount of laughing at The Ferryboat Inn in Holywell on 31st May at their Cabaret. Two of your favourite fundraisers, Emma and Ivor, are going to be there too, helping to raise funds for Magpas! Fun, frivolity, ferryboat, we defy anybody to say that after a few!

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Emma looks forward to meeting up with our supporters at Ortongate Shopping Centre!

Emma is looking forward to meeting up with the guys from Ortongate Shopping Centre on Friday 30th May. These wonderful shops at the centre participated in Orange Day on 23rd May and laid on a family fun day on 24th May. Emma is excited to see how well they got on. The rotten weather didn't dampen their spirits! 

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