Neil and Paul are on a mission to raise enough money to cover the cost of a lifesaving flight for the Helimedix team in the Magpas Helicopter. What a fantastic challenge, thank you so much guys! We hope your chosen date of July 25th is a sunny and bright one for you. Emma in our fundraising team certainly hopes so as it's also her birthday!
To support these wonderful gentlemen please visit their Just Giving page on the following link - https://www.justgiving.com/Neil-Whiteley/
Supporter Jenny Limb and friend Dave Williams will be taking on the epic challenge of Peru’s Inca Trail, all in aid of Magpas Helimedix!
On August 18th, the duo will be embarking on the gruelling 4 day challenge, which will consist of a 43km hike up the mountains, ending at Machu Picchu.
This will be the first time that Jenny, a Wyton resident, has taken on a challenge of this kind.
Jenny says, “I am fundraising for Magpas Helimedix because they save lives, and for me nothing is more important than that. Magpas provides an incredible service and you never know when you might need them!”
Please support Jenny and Dave in their mammoth fundraiser! You can donate via their Just Giving pages.
Jenny's page: https://www.justgiving.com/Jennifer-Limb/
Dave's page: https://www.justgiving.com/Dave-Williams0477/
Kelly Emmerson, one of our amazing Fundraising Volunteers will be raising money for Magpas at the BRoW for Magpas event on July 25th at Ferry Meadows. If you would like to support Kelly with her fundraising then please see her Just Giving page
Good luck Kelly, we'll see you there!
For further information on BRoW for Magpas then please see our link http://www.magpas.org.uk/support-us/upcoming-events/entry/brow-for-magpas-is-coming
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/
Russell Neve and Sam Knightley also known as Team Crazy are running the 5k go insane in Peterborough in memory of a very special friend they both lost on the 28th December very suddenly.
Russell says: 'We are members of a motorcycle club called the HBF and Fran was a very much loved and cared for member of the club. We do fundraising events, but very close to Fran's heart was Magpas so Sam lovingly entered herself into the challenge and I followed suit shortly after for the simple fact of, we are both daft, but felt we had to do something to raise funds for a great charity and dedicate it to Fran's memory'.
We would like to wish them both the very best for the training and the event itself and say thank you for this amazing challenge.
If you would like to support the guys, then please visit their Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/Team-crazy/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Team-crazy&utm_campaign=pfp-share-mobile
Have you considered doing something mad for charity but don't quite know how to go about it? Well Skyline events could help you raise money for Magpas. Please see their website http://www.skylinecharity.co.uk/home.aspx for ideas, help and guidance for skydives, mammoth treks and cycle rides both here and abroad.
Photo caption: Daniel Milson eating his first chocolate for 368 days - all in the name of Magpas lifesavers!
Daniel Milson, from near Yaxley, has just completed the kind of challenge that would leave your average person (be they adult or teenager), quaking in their shoes at the sheer prospect...especially during the recent festive season!
On the morning of 1st January last year, 13 year old Dan suddenly announced to his family that he was going to give up chocolate for a whole 365 days and ever since, he has stuck to his pact without so much of a sniff of a Mars Bar! Not even his Home Economics class, with all his form mates cooking a yule chocolate log, could temp him to the dark side. Instead, he was the only student to opt for making a Swiss Roll. As if that isn't impressive enough, Dan waited an extra three whole days, until the first weekend of the new year, to be awarded his first taste of cocoa by the lifesaving team he's been raising funds for over the past 12 months.
Dan's mum Mel explains, "We're so impressed by his will power and strong mindedness, not once has he dissappeared for a sneaky chocolate bar". Mel goes on to say, "I've got so used to checking the ingredients of anything I'm cooking, for any sign of chocolate; Daniel's been really strict about everything and anything he been eating".
It was Hilary, Dan's aunt, who suggested he choose a locally based charity to support during his sponsored chocolate fast. She told Dan all about the organisation she and her work colleagues support - and very soon, his mind was made up. Peterborough, Cambridge and Northampton based recruitment specialists THE ONE GROUP have been supporting Magpas Helimedix for over seven years now. Magpas brings A&E care by land or by air, to patients with life threatening injuries, in the East of England and beyond.
Ever since making his decision as to who to raise funds for, Dan has been 100% committed to the cause. He says, "Knowing what this charity does is very inspiring, with people giving up their time to save lives, whether it's day or night".
Mum Mel points out, "None of us know when we might need Magpas Helimedix, it's the perfect choice of charity. Even Daniel's younger brother James (who's 10) is on board and has donated his pocket money too".
To honour Daniel's fasting accomplishment and £500 fundraising target; he and his family visited the Magpas Helimedix Operations Base. The Magpas Helimedix team on shift presented Daniel with his favourite type of chocolate, in front of the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance and Rapid Response BMWs, to thank him for supporting the crucial service Magpas provides. Daniel has at last broken his 12 month and 3 day pact to finally take his first, well-earned bite of CHOCOLATE!
Magpas Helimedix Paramedic Dan Read said, "We rely wholly on charitable funding to be able to do what we do at Magpas. What Dan has done is hugely impressive, we're really grateful to him for supporting us, so that we can continue to help patients in their moment of need".
Catherine's story as a former patient really packs a punch. atherine says: 'On March 19th 2014 I suffered a fall from a racehorse that resulted in me sustaining a bimalleolar fracture of my right ankle. This meant that both my tibia and fibula were broken and I had also sustained a dislocation of my ankle.
Due to the nature of the break and dislocation I could not be transported to hospitial until my foot had been manipulated back into my ankle. Without the required medical treatment I could have potentially sustained serious muscle and ligament damage. This kind of treatment required a doctor to attend so Magpas Helimedix were called out to the scene.
As a result of my fracture and dislocation I now have 2 plates and 11 screws holding my right ankle together. In what will be just over a years time since my accident I will attempt to complete the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon in order to raise money for the Magpas Emergency Medical Charity'. We wish Catherine all the best for her training and marathon run, what an amazing woman! If you'd like to help her raise funds then please visit her Virging Giving page - http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=CatherineElliott&faId=509034&isTeam=false Thank you!
Four lovely gentlemen representing The One Group, are attempting the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Magpas on 19th September. Ben Ventham, Marc Kent, Matt Shirley and Tom Forrest will be scaling Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike, England and Snowden in Wales within 24 hours, aided by driver and navigator Stuart Kent. These gentlemen are keen to raise awareness of Magpas as well as funds, to enable our teams to keep saving lives! You can show your support by sponsoring them through their Just Giving site here or you can text MBMT50 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70075 ie MBMT50 £10. You will be sent a confirmation text and instructions on how to add 25% gift aid to your donation at no extra cost. Thank you!
The very lovely Mark Wright is raising money for Magpas in the Great North Run on 7th September. You can sponsor Mark by donating to his Just Giving Page. Thank you very much and the very best of luck to Mark for his training and the event itself!
Those wonderful supporters at Conference Cambridge are at it again, planning to walk, come rain or shine, from Girton College to Homerton College on 12 June 2014 to raise some funds for Magpas. Please visit their Just Giving Page and make a donation. Can you help them reach their £500 target? Good luck everybody and thank you
Magpas supporter Elliot Hard from http://cambridge.biglocalapp.com/ is getting ready to do his first Magpas Skydive on Saturday 13th July!
On his Just Giving page, Elliot says: 'Magpas rely completely on charity funding, without it it they would simply not exist. With the amazing work they do and the amount of lives they save day and night, Magpas not existing is not an option'. Thank you so much Elliot, good luck for your tandem jump! You can visit Elliot's Just Giving page by clicking here
Brave Claire Blackham is jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft in July for Magpas Lifesavers! You can support Claire on her Just Giving page by clicking here. Good luck and thank you Claire, we hope you get a lot of enjoyment from your first jump! We wonder if this will be the first of many?!
Team member Vicky says: 'On the 26th of July, Mark, myself and a group of our friends will be completing a 40 mile cycle ride in Peterborough, this route will be around the outskirts of the Green Wheel and all sponsors raised will go to Magpas. Magpas is not government funded and relies solely on fundraisers and donations to provide the service they do. They played a key role in Joes medical treatment who we sadly lost in January 2013. This organisation are called out to many emergency situations every month, so its important that we keep them in the air. Please help us by sponsoring a few quid to the cause, our goal as a team is to exceed the money we raised last year (£1600.00) and I'm sure with your support we can. Much love, Vicki, Mark and Team xx' Such wonderful support from this amazing team. Please support them if you can by clicking here, thank you!
Sam Garner says: 'A couple of years ago a friend of mine was involved in a car accident and without their help he wouldn't be alive today. So with doing this 10k I thought why not try n raise a bit of money for the hard work these people put in, not just in their efforts to save Jason's life but for what they do day in day out!' What a great way to support your Lifesavers! You can support Sam on his Just Giving web page by clicking here. Thank you Sam and thank you Sam's supporters!
Simon Crocker says on his Just Giving page: 'On May 10 2014 I will be competing in the largest assault course on earth within the grounds of Burghley House. The course consists of a 20 mile run including 200 obstacles. The challenge will take me through mud, forests, mud, water and more mud! This wont be easy for a middle aged pie eating surveyor like myself, so please support my pain and donate to my chosen charity, Magpas'. Simon has amassed an incredible £705 which is fanstastic! Can you help him get more? For Simon's Just Giving page click here. Thank you!!!