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Thomas Morris: The ultimate Orange Day supporters

Thomas Morris: The ultimate Orange Day supporters

Staff at Thomas Morris didn’t just go orange; they went above and beyond for Magpas Air Ambulance’s annual Orange Day! The Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire based estate agents pledged to raise £5,000 this May for our lifesaving service – and they didn’t disappoint!

Each branch of the estate agents came up with their own fundraising idea and set out to raise as much money as they could for Magpas. Some wore orange for the day, donning some interesting bright orange suits, and donated money; others hosted bake sales and raffles for the local community. Two very notable fundraising exploits consisted of a car push and a netball tournament and the company even turned their website orange for the whole month of May!

The netball tournament was a huge success! 18 teams took part on the day; everyone got together alongside their spectators and supporters, and competed in the charity tournament. The sunshine was out; there was a BBQ, bouncy castle, cake sale and raffle throughout the day. Teams of all abilities took part and had a lot of fun, and in the end it was The Cherries who took home the trophy.

The car push was an event that we’ve never seen before. Staff from Thomas Morris pushed one of the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicles for 24 miles in just 7 hours (to represent our 24/7 lifesaving service)! They got off to a slow start; however they soon found their stride and managed to complete the challenge in 7 hours on the dot! The people taking part were sponsored by friends, family and local companies.

The guys and girls at Thomas Morris have outdone themselves this year, they have smashed their original target and raised well over £5,000 for Magpas Air Ambulance! We are so grateful to have such committed and enthusiastic supporters!

If you wish to support Thomas Morris in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance just donate to their Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ThomasMorrisSalesAndLettings

What did you do this Orange Day? Let us know, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or get in touch via social media.

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He’s afraid of heights, he’s an air ambulance Dr & he’s doing a skydive!

He’s afraid of heights, he’s an air ambulance Dr & he’s doing a skydive!

You could sponsor our very own Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid, who has decided to jump out of a plane at 13,000ft to raise vital funds for Magpas Air Ambulance!

Saad has been a doctor for more than a decade, and has worked in the emergency department for over 7 years. He worked in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan before moving to the UK with his family in 2012 to develop his career further. Doctor Saad Jawaid currently splits his time between working with Magpas Air Ambulance, forming one of the crucial members of our enhanced medical team, and at Royal Leicester Infirmary. Saad brings his specialist skills by land and by air to patients in life threatening emergencies across the East of England and beyond.

When talking about Magpas Air Ambulance and what he thinks of the charity Doctor Saad Jawaid says ‘It took no time at all for me to become thoroughly inspired by Magpas Air Ambulance. Over the last few months, I’ve attended numerous emergency call outs alongside a critical care paramedic, where we have needed to provide lifesaving treatments on the road side. These patients had little or no chance of reaching the hospital alive, but Magpas doesn't believe that quality care is limited to the boundaries of the hospital, as a result we take A&E level care to the patient.’

The fact that Magpas Air Ambulance relies on generous public donations to continue to provide essential lifesaving care is why Saad decided to take part in the annual Magpas Air Ambulance skydive. He explains ‘the crucial difference we can make has inspired me to fundraise and skydive for Magpas Air Ambulance - despite my fear of heights. It’s just beautiful to know that I’ll be able to pitch in a little for a charity that has been doing outstanding work, and setting the highest standards, for almost half a century.’

You can sponsor Dr Saad Jawaid and help him to provide critically ill patients with his specialist skills and the utmost level of care wherever they may be.

• £14 could pay for Saad to provide a seriously ill patient, who needs to be sedated at the scene, with a shot of Ketamine.
• £20 could pay for a thermal blanket, and as Saad said, ‘Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine is not all about blood and knives. A recent experience of attending a young patient involved in a car crash taught me that a fast heart rate and cold hands can be treated by a blanket, a warm ambulance cabin and few comforting words.’
• You could even sponsor him £55, which would finance the rapid response vehicle our doctors and paramedics use, when it is quicker to get to a patient by land, for an entire day.

Help Doctor Saad save a life and sponsor him at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/saad-jawaid

Alternatively, if you want to jump out of a plane at 13,000ft and skydive for Magpas Air Ambulance on 8th July then sign up here: http://skydivesibson.co.uk/tandem-skydiving/?charity_id=364 or contact our fundraising team to find out more. Just email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01480 371060 (option 2). We’ll look forward to hearing from you!



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Whittlesey Manor Bowls Club raise over £2,200!

Whittlesey Manor Bowls Club raise over £2,200!

Whittlesey Manor bowlers have handed over a cheque for £760 to Magpas Air Ambulance the proceeds coming from the Peter Bavister Memorial Charity triples event held towards the end of the season.

It means the club have now raised more than £2,200 for the charity from this tournament over the past three years.

Receiving the cheque on behalf of Magpas Air Ambulance, Steve Holt, the charity’s director of fundraising, said the total raised by the club so far equated to the saving of four lives – it costs around £650 per mission – and that the club should feel very proud of their efforts which were very much appreciated by the charity.

Pictured: Steve Holt (second right), the Magpas Air Ambulance director of fundraising, received a cheque for £760 from Peter Bavister’s widow Margaret who was accompanied by (left to right) his sister Rita Mace, daughter Sue Welsford and son-in-law and club president Martin Welsford.

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Magpas Air Ambulance awarded £1 million from LIBOR fund

Magpas Air Ambulance awarded £1 million from LIBOR fund

Magpas Air Ambulance is delighted with the Chancellor’s announcement, during today’s Autumn Statement, that we will receive £1 million from the LIBOR fund.

Magpas Air Ambulance provides lifesaving care by land and air from our operations base at RAF Wyton, and has done so since 2007.

The LIBOR funding will be put directly towards a new operations base, which we plan to complete by mid-2018, following the notice that we must vacate RAF Wyton in late 2018 or early 2019.

We are proud of our record in saving lives across the East of England and beyond. Magpas Air Ambulance needs to raise around £4.8m to keep our service running 24/7, as ever that funding comes in the form of public donations and subscriptions to our lottery.

Magpas Air Ambulance CEO Daryl Brown went on to say, “We’re thrilled that the government shares our vision for the future at Magpas Air Ambulance, which saves countless lives and is a leader in the training of trauma care doctors and paramedics across the country”.

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Hardwick Stores looking to beat previous years’ efforts in charity Christmas raffle

Hardwick Stores looking to beat previous years’ efforts in charity Christmas raffle

A family-run business in Hardwick is hoping to smash its previous fundraising goals for local lifesaving charity Magpas Air Ambulance by holding a Christmas raffle.

Tejinder and Emma Bhachu, the owners of Nisa Hardwick Stores, have supported the charity for more than a decade. For the past two years, the family have successfully held a Christmas raffle with the help of local businesses and customers, raising over £1,000.

This year, the couple hope to raise even more by offering a wide selection of prizes ranging from pet, beauty and Christmas hampers to beer vouchers.

Emma Bhachu said, “Our customers have shown their consistent generosity over the past couple of years, and we want to continue to support this fantastic charity. Next time you’re in the area, please drop in and get involved in our raffle!”

The money raised will support Magpas Air Ambulance which brings advanced care in the East of England and beyond to people in life-threatening situations. The service is funded by public donations and receives no direct Government funding.

Tickets are available now for only £1 from the shop at 99 Cambridge Road, Hardwick. Winning tickets will be drawn at midday on Wednesday 21st December, where free mince pies and hot mulled wine will also be available!

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Enter our Christmas Raffle for your chance to win £3,000!

Enter our Christmas Raffle for your chance to win £3,000!

Our Christmas Raffle is now live and you could win up to £3,000 by entering for just £1!

There are many prizes available including £1,500 and £500, plus smaller prizes of £25.

Books of 12 raffle tickets are available now. Could you sell some to your friends, colleagues or community group? 

The 2016 Christmas Raffle will be drawn on 27th January 2017 and winners' names will be announced on our website. 

Money raised from the raffle will go towards keeping our air ambulance flying and providing lifesaving care 24/7.

To buy tickets please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop by our headquarters in Huntingdon. You can also call 01480 371060 to speak to our fundraising team. Good luck in the draw and thanks for supporting Magpas Air Ambulance!

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St Neots fire crew visit Magpas Air Ambulance base to hand over donation

St Neots fire crew visit Magpas Air Ambulance base to hand over donation

A team of firefighters from St Neots Fire Station have donated £500 to Magpas Air Ambulance at a visit to the charity’s operations base.

The station welcomed the public at an open day on 24th September while raising funds for good causes. Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service regularly work with the specialist medics from Magpas Air Ambulance at the scene of emergency incidents - often road traffic collisions.

Pat Ferguson, an on-call firefighter at the St Neots Fire Station, said: “It's only when you see the lifesaving work the Magpas team do under extremely difficult circumstances that you really start to appreciate and understand the skills needed to be part of that team. Having witnessed first-hand the lifesaving work the medics can do by the side of the road it’s an honour for me and the team at St Neots to work alongside them.”

In a visit to the Magpas Air Ambulance base on 19th October, the crew handed over a cheque for £500 to Critical Care Paramedic, Chris Hawkins. Chris and volunteers Jan Parker and Jenny Smith also gave them an up-close look at the air ambulance and talk about the service.

Chris said: “We work closely with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and the other emergency services when helping people involved in serious incidents. They’ve already experienced directly how their donation makes a real difference to people in life-threatening emergencies. We really appreciate that they’ve chosen to support our work as we’re not a state-funded service.”

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A busy month of fundraising!

A busy month of fundraising!

We have had many, many exciting and varied fundraising events and supporter engagement over the last few weeks.

Gibbs Denley Insurances Services are celebrating their 25th anniversary and chose Magpas as their charity of the year. To celebrate these two things, they put on a sponsored static cycle ride to cover the distance between there three offices in Swavesey, Bury St Edmunds and Chelmsford – some 80 miles. The 80 miles also covered the distance of previous Magpas incidents, so ever mile they cycled was the route that our emergency team had done. This was a great motivational tool and a way to learn about some of our former patients’ and the varied incidents that our team undertake.
Gibbs Denley have raised nearly £600 and their Just Giving page is still open: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cycle-for-magpas

We went to visit the children at the Sunflower seed pre-school near Peterborough to tell them all about Magpas Air Ambulance and to show them some of our equipment and support car. The school are longtime supporters of Magpas, and even have their own dedication wall full of lovely pictures and drawings of our helicopter. The children asked lots of questions and engaged in learning all about our lifesaving service

Over at Sibson Airfield lots of Magpas supporters jumped out of a plane and skydived all in aid of Magpas!
A whole host of brave (foolhardy?) Magpas supporters skydived in slightly windy, but sunny conditions. Our incredible jumpers were Jenny Luckett, raising £175, Alex Davenport raising £690, Dave Moore raising £3,640 and Lauren Payne raising £350. Our other jumper was Dudley who completed his jump on his Golden Wedding Anniversary! Dudley was inspired to jump after hearing a talk at his local Rotary club by Magpas and signed up immediately after!

We welcomed new supporters from The Animal Experience team to the base who are proud supporters of Magpas Air Ambulance. Thanks for coming Hazel, Kayleigh, Lee and little Charlie.

Finally, the staff at Waitrose Cambridge cycled 335 miles over 23 hours from Cambridge to Paris, on one static bike. The team took over the foyer, created t-shirts and posters, as well as making cupcakes and along with generous donations from the public, raised an incredible £1,613.95.

We would like to thank all our fantastic fundraisers and supporters for the varied, diverse, and inspirational fundraising that they have done for Magpas Air Ambulance.


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Serial quizzers go Orange for Magpas

Serial quizzers go Orange for Magpas

As part of our annual Orange Day, Pat, Clifford and Maureen ran an orange themed quiz night all in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance.

The serial quizzers, from Somersham, who have organised an Orange Day quiz for us for the past three years really go all out on their quizzes; theming the questions and prizes around all things orange. This year’s consolation prize was an orange button – so next year the people in last place can keep their fingers on the button!!

They also make it mandatory for all participants to wear some orange whilst quizzing; if people turn up without any orange items they ae made to wear orange ribbon, (and orange underwear doesn’t count…)

We have attached the quiz for you to have a go at (get in touch for the answers!)

This year Pat, Clifford and Maureen’s quiz raised a fantastic £210, all in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance and our lifesaving care by land, by air that we provide, 24/7.


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Huntingdon dad and motorbike enthusiast to take on 1,000 mile fundraising challenge

Huntingdon dad and motorbike enthusiast to take on 1,000 mile fundraising challenge

Jon Parsell suffered serious injuries to his upper body and foot, when he came off his motorbike after he rode over an oil spillage on a bend on the B1090, close to the Hall Farm turning at Abbots Ripton, in 2011. At about 10.30 that morning, Jon left home on his BMW GS1200 – his 40th birthday present – and was heading for a camping trip on the Scottish border with friend and neighbour Dave Richards. They were travelling towards the A1(M) at Sawtry, riding through Abbots Ripton en-route. But the journey was cut short just 10 minutes after leaving his home in Houghton.

Jon says, “It was a week after the Secret Garden Party and there were loads of people there packing up,” he explains. “As we passed, I slowed down to around 40mph and the next thing I knew was my handlebar was all over the place and then I saw the ground rushing at me. I hit a sign post and ended on my back in a ditch looking at the sky. I checked each of my hands, then my right leg, and then my left. It wasn’t where it should have been and was bent outwards”. Jon went on to say, “My first thought was to get my phone out and take a picture. By then Dave was standing above me, calling an ambulance. I just tried to keep calm.”

“The next thing I remember was seeing the orange of the Magpas Air Ambulance team suits. When Magpas Dr Fiona Bowles said I would be OK, I knew at that moment that everything would be fine. They just made me feel at ease. Dr Bowles cut my boot off and tried to find a pulse. She told Magpas paramedic Dan Cody that she couldn’t find one. She said to me that it wasn’t good, but moved my foot, and found my pulse. She then reassured me, telling me that it was a good sign.

Jon goes on to say, “I’ve been told that, if there hadn’t been a pulse, I could have lost my foot.” He added: “I just can’t help but get emotional when I speak about the relief I felt when the Magpas Air Ambulance team arrived. I don’t want to think about if I was alone at the time.”

Jon is now fundraising by riding 1,000 miles on his motorbike in 24 hours! He'll be setting off in an anti-clockwise tour from the north of England up to John O'Groats and back down to Leeds. You can sponsor Jon at his JustGiving page.

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Highways England raise over £1000 for Magpas Air Ambulance!

Highways England raise over £1000 for Magpas Air Ambulance!

We were delighted to invite some of the team from Highways England up to the base recently as they presented the team with a fantastic amount of £1,022.00 from their year of fundraising.

Magpas Air Ambulance were the Highways England Bedford office charity of the year. This incredible amount was raised through a wide variety of events, including Christmas and Easter eggs raffles and a harvest festival hamper. This incredible amount was also the highest amount they have ever raised for a charity over the course of a year.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Janet, Sharon, Davina and Rosie for visiting the base and presenting the team with a cheque and thank all of the team at Highways England for the continued support; it truly makes a lifesaving difference. 

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Schools and businesses to go orange on 20th May in support of Magpas Air Ambulance

Schools and businesses to go orange on 20th May in support of Magpas Air Ambulance

On 20th May businesses, schools and social clubs will be going orange and taking on fundraising challenges in aid of local charity Magpas Air Ambulance. Magpas Orange Day takes place annually to promote the charity’s lifesaving work and raise vital funds.

Pupils and employees are encouraged to wear something orange and donate £1, but can also fundraise with ideas such as sitting in a baked beans bath or eating only orange foods for the day. The charity offers advanced lifesaving care to people in medical emergencies across the East of England and beyond. As it does not receive Government funding and relies on public donations to keep the service going, Orange Day is an important day in the charity’s calendar in reaching its fundraising goal of £4 million this year.

Estate agents Thomas Morris Sales & Lettings will be supporting this year’s Magpas Orange Day across their eight offices and property management division with an aim to raise over £1,000 on the day.

Simon Bradbury, Director at Thomas Morris said: “We’ve supported Magpas Orange Day for the past 3 years and our staff love fundraising for this local cause. In previous years we’ve had great fun by selling orange cakes, organising a sponsored bike ride, and decorating our offices.  This year, amongst other things, staff members will be participating in a 12 hour Ten Pin Bowling marathon at Lakeside Lodge in Pidley. The bowling alley has been provided free of charge. Magpas Air Ambulance is a vital service which anyone might need, and I’d encourage other local businesses like Lakeside Lodge to support Magpas Orange Day.”

Staff and volunteers from Magpas Air Ambulance will be in Huntingdon town centre on 13th and 20th May to promote the charity and encourage others to take part.

For more information on how to get involved with Magpas Orange Day, contact our fundraising team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01480 371060 (option 2). 

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Irwin Mitchell sign off a year’s fundraising with cheque presentation

Irwin Mitchell sign off a year’s fundraising with cheque presentation

We were delighted to invite Alexander Davenport, Sarah Wealleans and Ruth Booy (pictured alongside our fundraising coordinator Emma, above) to our Air Ambulance base who came on behalf of all at Irwin Mitchell, as they handed over their final cheque from a year's worth of fundraising.

We are overwhelmed by the sheer volume and diversity of their fundraising as they chose us to be their charity of the year in 2015. 

Throughout last year, the Cambridge based solicitors continued to fundraise for Magpas Air Ambulance, and their brilliant fundraising ideas included a continuous bike-a-thon (equalling the distance of some of our life saving missions), undertook the Three Peak Challenge, held raffles, company dress down days and a ‘Great British Bake Off’ inspired bake sale, as well as three hardy souls jumping out of a plane in a sponsored skydive (details: http://www.magpas.org.uk/component/easyblog/?view=entry&id=447)

In total Irwin Mitchell raised £6,813 for Magpas Air Ambulance and were great partners in a fun packed year of fundraising. A huge thank you to the whole Irwin Mitchell team; they have contributed to us being able to continuing to support people in the region who depend on our lifesaving services.”


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Fox Narrowboats – a year of fundraising for Magpas Air Ambulance

Fox Narrowboats – a year of fundraising for Magpas Air Ambulance

Fox Narrowboats, of March in Cambridgeshire, have chosen Magpas Air Ambulance as their charity of the year and are already well underway with their fundraising.

Throughout the year there is a second hand book stall at their base in the marina; so please feel free to pop in, pick up a book and get involved!

They also currently have an Easter Egg treasure hunt running, which is great fun for all the family.  

On Sunday 24th April 2016 they are running boat trips and tombola at March Town St Georges Fayre.  Boat trips are available on the hour and half hour from 10am – 4.30pm and cost £5.  These can be booked in advance by telephoning 01354 652770.

They also have a few opportunities for exclusive use skippered boat trips on specific evenings during May and June: The cost is £100 and involves a skippered boat trip for 1 ½ hours commencing at 7pm, a steward is on had to serve tea, coffee and biscuits.  The trip journeys through the town of March and its picturesque moorings and return. These can be booked by telephoning 01354 652770. These trips are idea for family celebrations and small interest group activities. The dates available are 23rd, 24th,25th,  26th May, and  20th, 21st, 23rd June.

For more information please call 01354 652770 or visit: http://www.foxboats.co.uk/

We thank Fox Narrowboats for the continued support and wish them all the best for the year ahead and their fundraising for Magpas Air Ambulance. 

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Bag a bargain at the Magpas Air Ambulance unclaimed luggage sale

Bag a bargain at the Magpas Air Ambulance unclaimed luggage sale

Join us and pick up their own potential treasure trove at the Magpas Air Ambulance unclaimed airport luggage sale on Saturday 26th March.

Buyers will have the chance to bag a bargain, with prices from £7.50 for a small case. However, there’s no peeking inside allowed, although punters can lift the bags to test their weight.

Our previous luggage sale in November raised over £1,200. A crowd of more than 300 people flocked to our charity shop and the bags sold out within an hour. One bag contained a pair of boots worth over £150 and others had some more unusual items including a scanner, a drill, and twenty chocolate bars.

The luggage has been donated by Stansted Airport and comes from travellers who failed to collect their bags when arriving.  

Debbie Florence, Head of Fundraising says: “The sale was a great success last time, and we’re hoping more people will get the chance to find a hidden treasure amongst the bags. We’d definitely advise buyers to arrive early to avoid disappointment as it’s first come, first serve.”

The charity shop and sale will be open from 10am until 3pm at ourheadquarters at Centenary House, St Mary’s Street, Huntingdon.

For further information please contact the Fundraising Team on 01480 371060 (option 2) or [email protected]

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Fundraising update: some incredible work from Magpas Supporters

Fundraising update: some incredible work from Magpas Supporters




Photos: Main: Marie Heathcote hands her cheque to the team. Above from left to right: The Butchers Arms in Knodishall giving Magpas volunteer Martin their check from a year of fundraising. Delicious cakes made by Gibbs Denley.  The Holywell-cum-Needingworth Over 60’s club present their cheque to Magpas at their AGM.

There has been some wonderful, diverse fundraising for Magpas Air Ambulance recently. Here are a few of their stories:

Magpas supporter Marie Heathcote gave up takeaways for one hundred days over winter, as a personal challenge. Marie decided it would be a great challenge for her to give up something she loves; her rules being absolutely simply: ‘100 days, no takeaways’, and she succeeded! She donated a very generous £100 to Magpas at the end of her 100 days as we are a charity close to her heart. This was a brilliant personal achievement, well done and thank you Marie!

The Butchers Arms pub in Knodishall in Suffolk kindly chose us to be their charity of the year throughout 2015, raising money through their brilliant monthly quiz night. They raised a fantastic £434 through the yearly event, and our volunteer Martin went down to Suffolk to collect the cheque and say a few words of thanks.  

Gibbs Denley, who once again have kindly chosen us as their charity of the year, have begun their fundraising this year. They have had a dress down day in the office as well as an ‘Eat Cake’ event! In total they raised a brilliant £77.50, which is a great start to the year from a loyal supporter.

We were the charity of the year for the Holywell-Cum-Needingworth Over 60’s Club throughout 2015. They raised a fantastic £350 pounds from their various events which included a raffle and jumble sale in their village hall. The Over 60’s club, like us, are a crucial part of the community, and we appreciate them chosen Magpas Air Ambulance as their charity to support throughout 2015.

These are all amazing ways that Magpas Air Ambulance supporters have got involved, donated and fundraised for us, and it truly makes a lifesaving difference.

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Could you donate a few hours a week to our charity shop?

Could you donate a few hours a week to our charity shop?

Could you donate a few hours a week? Magpas Air Ambulance needs your help!

We are on the lookout for volunteers to work in our charity shop in Huntingdon.

Are you in interested in:

Gaining work experience in a retail environment?

Learning new skills?

Working in a fun, diverse environment?

Helping your community?

And do you have some spare time?

We are looking for volunteers to work in our charity shop on weekdays between 9 and 5, our shifts are generally four hours long, although we are very flexible and we have various shifts available in both the mornings and afternoons.

We will train all of our new shop volunteers in working the till, understanding pricing and how we put out stock.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Ivor at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a brief outline of why you would be suited to his role as well as your availability. He can also give you any more information you may wish to know.

We would love to have you join us at Magpas Air Ambulance!

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Fundraising Air Ambulance base visits


Last week we welcomed a great range of volunteers, supporters and fundraisers to our Magpas Air Ambulance base.

On Tuesday we welcomed some local children and their families the base and learn about what the team do and see the helicopter first hand. After seeing the helicopter land, our HEMS crewmember George gave them a tour and explained all about how the helicopter works. Also present were some of our volunteers who work in our charity shop; Melloney, Robyn who brought her son and Jenny who brought her granddaughter.  It was lovely to see our volunteers getting their families, and the younger generation, interested in the lifesaving work that Magpas Air Ambulance does.

On Thursday Laura Smith who is fundraising for Magpas in a variety of ways throughout the year came up to the base to learn first-hand more about what she is raising money for. Laura was inspired to fundraise for Magpas as her friend Dan (pictured above next to Laura) is a Magpas paramedic. She will be running the Manchester marathon – her first marathon! – in April. You can sponsor Laura and learn more about her training here: https://www.justgiving.com/L-Smith4Magpas/.It’s a brilliant way of fundraising for Magpas, and we wish Laura the very best of luck!

if you are interested in volunteering or fundraising for Magpas you can find out more information here: http://www.magpas.org.uk/support-us/how-to-fundraise

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The Rotary Club of Newmarket’s carol concert raises £3,500 for Magpas

The Rotary Club of Newmarket’s carol concert raises £3,500 for Magpas

On 11th December the Rotary Club of Newmarket hosted their annual Christmas carol concert at Tattersall's Sale Ring, and this year Magpas Air Ambulance was chosen as the nominated charity for the event.

It was a fantastic, joyous event, and an incredible £3,500 was raised. This was spilt between collection buckets on the door and ticket sales, and all in aid of our lifesaving work in the region.

Our volunteer fundraiser Ann was presented the cheque at their latest meeting and gave a presentation on the work that we do, discussing our history, role in the community, the lifesaving work that we do and our 24/7 service.  

We would like to sincerely thank the Rotary Club of Newmarket, and everyone that attended for the incredible sum that was raised – it really does make a lifesaving difference.

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Gibbs Denley chooses Magpas to be their charity of the year for a second consecutive year!

Gibbs Denley chooses Magpas to be their charity of the year for a second consecutive year!

Last year Insurance and Financial Services group Gibbs Denley chose Magpas Air Ambulance to be their charity of the year and raised a fantastic £1776.34.

Gibbs Denley, who have three offices in the region in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Chelmsford raised money through a variety of events including coffee mornings, a dress down day, having collection tins in their branches and a raffle.

We are delighted that Gibbs Denley have now decided to make us their charity of the year for a second year running, and have planned lots of exciting ways to fundraise and spread awareness of Magpas in the community.

We would like to thank all at Gibbs Denley for their continued support and look forward to joining them in their fundraising endeavours throughout 2016 – it really does make a lifesaving difference. 

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