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Lydia works in the communications department for the charity, working with social media, updating the website, and helping to spread the word of Magpas's life-saving work. She recently graduated from the University of Leeds where she studied Sociology.

Peterborough man suffers attic fall - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Peterborough man suffers attic fall - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Peterborough man suffers attic fall - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

At 1.25pm today (19th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Ben Teasdale and Paramedic Paul Sallis) arrived in Peterborough via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance, after a man (in his 30’s) suffered a fall from an attic onto the floor below.

Whilst working alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew, the Magpas Helimedix team assessed the patient who suffered serious lower leg injuries. They then worked together to safely remove the man from the building he was in.

The patient was then taken to Peterborough City Hospital by land ambulance in a stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Simon Amos.

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East Anglian Road Run Update

East Anglian Road Run Update

A committee of volunteers have been organising the East Anglian Road Run in aid of Magpas for the past three years from Burwash Manor. However the committee are unfortunately unable to carry on organising the event, due to other commitments. Therefore there will be no East Anglian Road Run in aid of Magpas this year.

However, we are thrilled to tell you that one of our Fundraising Volunteers is planning on having the event up and running again for 2016. Our Fundraising Volunteer is looking for a new group of committee members to help with the organisation, so if you would like to help then we would be delighted to pass your details on. Please contact our Fundraising Team on 01480 371060 (Option 2).

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Bedford, man unconscious - Magpas called to him

Bedford, man unconscious - Magpas called to him

Bedford, man unconscious - Magpas called to him

At 3.11pm yesterday (17th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nathan Howes and Paramedic Simon Standen) arrived in Bedford via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – after a man (in his 50’s) lost consciousness.

The Helimedix assessed the patient and provided enhanced A&E care. The Magpas team worked alongside a Fire and Rescue Service Crew and St John’s Ambulance to remove the man safely from the first floor of the building he was in.

The Helimedix then accompanied the patient to Bedford Hospital in a land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a stable condition.

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew was also present. The Magpas Helimedix would especially like to thank the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service Crew and the St John’s Ambulance Crew for their great team work.

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Ely, man collapses - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Ely, man collapses - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Ely, man collapses - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

At 8.45am today (11th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Tom Odbert and Paramedic Simon Standen) arrived in the Ely area via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. A man (in his 40’s) had collapsed.

The Helimedix provided specialist A&E care for the patient, before accompanying the man in a land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s hospital (monitoring his condition all the way). On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew was also on the scene.

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Mildenhall, man suffers serious head injury - Magpas Helimedix fly him to hospital

Mildenhall, man suffers serious head injury - Magpas Helimedix fly him to hospital

Mildenhall, man suffers serious head injury - Magpas Helimedix fly him to hospital

At 4.20pm yesterday (Sunday 8th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Sarah Hazleman, Paramedic Simon Standen and Dr Rod Mackenzie) arrived in Mildenhall via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. A man (in his 50’s) had suffered head injuries when he fell 10 - 15 feet, after a motocross bike collided with a platform he was standing on.

The Helimedix assessed the patient, whilst working alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew who were also at the scene. The Magpas team provided the man with specialist care, before flying the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene / the patient and Helimedix to hospital was: Pilot Dan Vickers and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.

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St Neots, teenager suffers serious injury – Magpas Helimedix called to him

St Neots, teenager suffers serious injury – Magpas Helimedix called to him

St Neots, teenager suffers serious injury – Magpas Helimedix called to him

At 5.22pm on Saturday (7th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Maria Smith and Paramedic Ollie Robinson) arrived in a recreational area of a public park in St Neots via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW. A teenage boy had suffered an arm injury.

The Helimedix assessed and sedated the young patient (providing him with specialist A&E care at the scene). The Magpas team then accompanied the teenager to Hinchingbrooke Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a stable condition.

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew was also on the scene.

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Bedford man suffers serious injuries - Magpas Helimedix called to him

Bedford man suffers serious injuries - Magpas Helimedix called to him

Bedford man suffers serious injuries - Magpas Helimedix called to him

At 7.57pm last night (5th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Scott and Paramedic Keir Rutherford) arrived in South Bedford via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW. A male (in his 20’s) had suffered serious injuries to his back.

The Magpas team assessed the patient and administered pain relief, whilst working alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew. The Helimedix then accompanied the man, by land ambulance, to Addenbrooke’s hospital. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

Anyone with any additional information, please contact Bedfordshire Police on 101. Thank you.

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Magpas matters to local community

Magpas matters to local community

Photo caption: Lydia, Magpas Communications Assistant, receiving the cheque from Waitrose

Waitrose of St Neots have raised £460 for Magpas Helimedix through their community matters programme, with the charity being nominated as one of February’s causes to support. The branch donates £1,000 every month to local charities, voted for by customers as part of the green token scheme.

The money raised will go towards Magpas’s lifesaving service.

Debbie Florence, Head of Fundraising at Magpas, says, “We’d like to thank St Neots Waitrose and all the Waitrose shoppers who took the time to vote for Magpas. It makes a huge difference to have support from those who live locally and across the region. The funds raised will help us to continue to provide A&E care for patients, by land and by air, at the scene of serious medical emergencies. Supporting the Ambulance Service, our enhanced medics (many of whom volunteer their own time to work with us), are dispatched to cases of life-threatening illness and injuries, saving lives in the East of England and beyond.”

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Luton, 2x car collision - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Luton, 2x car collision - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Luton, 2x car collision - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

At 10.49pm last night (4th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Scott and Paramedic Alex Pearce) arrived in central Luton via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW. Two cars were involved in a road traffic incident.

The Magpas team worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew at the scene to assess a woman (in her 30s) who suffered serious injuries to her shoulder. The patient was taken by land ambulance, in a stable condition, to Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

The police were also present.
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Once again Peter puts the miles in for Magpas

Once again Peter puts the miles in for Magpas

Once again Peter puts the miles in for Magpas

Peter German is taking on the challenge of the Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 8th March 2015 to raise money for Magpas Helimedix, helping us continue to bring A&E care to patients in life threatening emergencies.

Four years ago he ran the London Marathon to raise funds for the charity. Still dedicated to our cause, Peter has generously chosen to support us yet again, by taking to the tarmac.

Peter says, “Having run the London Marathon previously for national charities, I decided to run in 2011 for Magpas. The reason being that Magpas provides a wonderful service and is local so I can actually see my fundraising money at work. I am running the Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 8th March and once again in honour of Magpas, so if anyone feels able in these difficult times to support this wonderful charity, they can be assured that the money will be put to good use in Cambridgeshire and beyond.”

You can sponsor Peter and help fundraise for Magpas’s lifesaving service by logging onto his JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Peter-German2/

 

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Huntingdon man suffers seizure - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Huntingdon man suffers seizure - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Huntingdon man suffers seizure - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

At 3:58pm yesterday evening (26th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Scott and Paramedic Mark Glover) arrived in central Huntingdon via the X1 Magpas Rapid Response BMW - after a man (in his 20’s) suffered a seizure.

The Helimedix anesthetised the patient (providing him with specialist A&E care at the scene), before accompanying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance (monitoring him all the way). On arrival at the hospital, the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

An EEAST Ambulance Service Rapid Response Paramedic and Paramedic Crew were also present.

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Peterborough car rolls several times - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Peterborough car rolls several times - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Peterborough car rolls several times - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 11:48am this morning (26th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Scott and Paramedic Mark Glover) arrived in Peterborough near the Elton area, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. A car had collided with a hedge and a road sign, before rolling several times and landing upside down on its roof.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 40’s) who suffered serious back injuries. The Helimedix administered pain relief and kept the patient warm, before working alongside EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, a Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service Crew and the Police to get the man safely out of the car.

The Magpas team then accompanied the man to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance, where on arrival he was in a stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Simon Amos.

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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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Crowland, Peterborough, car rolls into ditch - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Crowland, Peterborough, car rolls into ditch - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Crowland, Peterborough, car rolls into ditch - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

 

At 7:38am this morning (26th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Sarah Hazleman and Paramedic Alex Pearce) arrived in Crowland, Peterborough, via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW. A car had left the road and rolled into a ditch, leaving a man (in his 60’s) trapped inside.

The Magpas team assessed the patient, who suffered injuries to his back and chest. The Helimedix worked alongside an EMAS Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew and other Emergency Services to get the man safely out of the car. The patient was then taken to Peterborough City Hospital, in a stable condition, by land ambulance.

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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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Lifesaving Milestone for Charity Stall

Lifesaving Milestone for Charity Stall

Lifesaving Milestone for Charity Stall

Magpas has managed to raise an amazing £13,725 thanks to its charity stall which has been open for just over a year.

The shop, which takes up a large space of the ground floor at the charity headquarters in Huntingdon, has proved to be a great asset to the organisation, relying entirely on public donations and the hard work of shop volunteers. Business at the shop has soared, with a huge amount of stock being donated; meaning the stall often finds other ways to fundraise with the items. Volunteers take items to car boot sales, and stock is often sold via the app Ziffit, or purchased by East London Textiles, a company specialised in recycling used clothes. On top of that, volunteers hold a cake sale at the charity HQ on the last Friday of every month, where you can buy all items in the stall at half price. The Magpas charity stall is always in need of new stock, so if you have any items to donate, from clothes to books, then please drop in at any time.

Brenda, who helped to set up the charity stall, has said that the shop has changed significantly since it was first established. She said, “Over time we have been given more and more items and the shop is getting busier, people are starting to realise where we are. We are probably the cheapest charity shop in the area.” Brenda dedicates four days a week of her time to work in the shop and is one of 14 shop volunteers. Brenda said, “It is a really social place to volunteer and Magpas is a very good cause, we get no direct government funding and rely on donations and volunteers.”

Tess is another stall volunteer, dedicating her time to help with the day-to-day running of the shop. She said, “I volunteer for Magpas because they saved my life. I want to give something back.”

Debbie, Head of Fundraising at Magpas, has expressed her huge gratitude to all of the shop volunteers at Magpas. She has said, “The dedication of the shop volunteers has been amazing, and so has the response from the general public, with so many items being donated.” Debbie explained, “Thanks to everyone’s support we can continue to bring A&E care by land and by air to patients in life threatening emergencies- in Cambridgeshire, the East of England and beyond.”

Despite the number of hugely committed volunteers, Magpas is asking for more people to help out at the shop. Debbie said, “We urgently need more volunteers, who can help with extra cover and also volunteer to help sort the stock.”

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at the Magpas Charity stall then please contact Debbie Florence on 01480 371060 (option 2) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 You can find the Magpas charity stall at: Centenary House, St Mary’s Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3PE. It’s open Monday-Friday, 9-5pm, so why not pay us a visit and you can help raise crucial funds for Magpas lifesavers.

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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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North Peterborough, woman suffers collapse - Magpas Helimedix fly to her

North Peterborough, woman suffers collapse - Magpas Helimedix fly to her

North Peterborough, woman suffers collapse - Magpas Helimedix fly to her

At 2:56pm yesterday afternoon (21st), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nathan Howes and Paramedic Simon Standen) arrived near Spalding, north of Peterborough, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance.

A woman in her 80’s had suffered a serious collapse and breathing difficulties.

The Magpas team provided the patient with specialist care, whilst working alongside an EMAS Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew and Rapid Response Paramedic, together with a Community First Responder. The Helimedix then flew the woman to Lincolnshire Hospital (monitoring her condition all the way). On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the patient / the patient with the Helimedix to hospital was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member George Phillips.

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M1, Hemel Hempstead 2x car collision - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

M1, Hemel Hempstead 2x car collision - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

M1, Hemel Hempstead 2x car collision - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 10:30am this morning (22nd), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Phil Morgan and Paramedic Dan Phillips) arrived between Junction 7 and 8 of the M1 (southbound), near Hemel Hempstead, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. Two cars were involved in a serious collision.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 60’s) who suffered life-threatening injuries. The Helimedix anesthetised the patient (providing him with specialist A&E care at the scene), before flying him to St George’s Hospital (monitoring the man’s condition all the way). On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a critical condition.

Two other patients (a man and a woman) were also treated at the scene by EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews. Both patients were subsequently taken to Watford Hospital by land ambulance.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene / the patient with the Helimedix to hospital was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member George Phillips.

Three EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, one HART Crew, three Fire & Rescue Service Crews and the Police were also present.

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