Leading developer’s donation helps local Huntingdon charity reach new heights

David Wilson Homes South Midlands has donated £1,000 to Magpas Air Ambulance as part of their Community Fund scheme.

Magpas is a local charity providing crucial lifesaving care by land and air in the East of England. The Charity started life as a voluntary service in 1971 and is the oldest medical charity of its kind in the UK.

Since being founded, Magpas has attended to over 60,000 patients and is able to offer procedures and treatments at the scene of an accident which can give patients a much better chance of survival.

Daryl Brown, CEO of Magpas, said: “We are thrilled to be chosen to receive David Wilson Homes’ Community Fund donation. As a local charity we rely on kind donations from the general public and businesses in the surrounding area to carry on providing lifesaving care.

“The charity has recently brought a brand new air ambulance into operation. The new aircraft allows us to fly further, faster and treat an even greater number of patients.”

David Wilson Homes chose to donate to Magpas not only because of the fantastic work that it does in the region, but because it is a charity that is close to the heart of Sales Progressor, Natasha Neal.

In April 2018, George, the three year old son of Natasha’s friend, had an accident which required him to need urgent care. George’s leg had been trapped in a tractor lawn mower and the Magpas Air Ambulance Advanced Medical Team flew out to George in order to give him the vital care that he needed at the scene, before flying him to hospital for major surgery.

Thanks to Magpas and the care that George received when he arrived at the hospital, George has made a great recovery and thankfully his injury hasn’t affected his ability to walk or run!

George’s mum, also named Natasha, explains: “Within a matter of minutes the Magpas Air Ambulance team were there with George. They were just incredible and so were the ambulance service crew. My husband Will actually went in the helicopter with George and we were so grateful that his dad could be with him to hold his hand.”

John Dillon, Managing Director of David Wilson Homes South Midlands said: “We are delighted that the donation is going to a charity that is doing such vital work in the region.

“We are committed to creating a positive legacy. We want to be known not just for the quality of the homes and developments we build, but also for our commitment to the local community through supporting local organisations and charities.”

For more information on Magpas Air Ambulance, visit the website at www.magpas.org.uk.

For more information about any David Wilson Homes developments in the area, visit the website at www.dwh.co.uk or call the sales line on 033 3355 8486.

To read George’s story and how he said Thank Ewe to Magpas Air Ambulance, please click here

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