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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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We need you! Calling all of you to St Neots for volunteering information fun day

Being held on Regatta Meadow in St Neots on 14th June between 11am and 3pm, this day is a great opportunity to meet charities from all areas and finding out how you can help them with volunteer work. Magpas will be there with a stand so do please come over and see Ivor, our Fundraising Assistant, and ask how you can help us. We need you!

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RAF Wyton Fun Day - fun for all the family

In previous years this family fun day at RAF Wyton near Huntingdon has treated visitors to parachute display teams, fly bys and a variety of interesting information stands. Magpas will be there again this year on 24th July to share in the fun and share information on our amazing Charity. Please do come over and meet our Fundraising Assistant Ivor on the day!

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Helping Hooves are helping Magpas!

Helping Hooves - Check out Helping Hooves facebook page! The event is being held on 22nd June 2014 at Good Hope Farm, Haddenham. CB6 3PT (on the A142). There are plenty of categories in which to show your horse or dog, with a category to fit just about every size, shape and colour. Please come along for this amazing day and don't forget to say hi to Magpas when you're there

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Your chance to skydive for Magpas!

Your chance to skydive for Magpas!

This year's Magpas Skydive will be taking place on Sunday July 13th at UK Parachuting, Sibson near Peterborough.

If you can't make that date, then how about arranging it for another day that suits you best.

For more information about taking part, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Late night orangey Sweet Sensations at The Lounge in St Ives - it's going to be bright, take your sunglasses!

Late night orangey Sweet Sensations at The Lounge in St Ives - it's going to be bright, take your sunglasses!

To celebrate Magpas Orange Day on 23rd May 2014, The Lounge in St Ives, Cambs is having a music fest from 10pm til late. Wear something orange to support your lifesavers and enjoy the music of DJ's Nick Annies and Sean Johnson. Deep House, Tech Grooves & Quality Old Skool House Classics promised.

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