Photo caption: The Buckden supermums / organisers, all dressed up and ready to go to the Ball!
Three local mums proudly presented a fundraising cheque to Magpas Helimedix for £1,100 recently, after organising a fabulous ball at Buckden Village Hall for 100 guests, on 7th May this year. Together with four other mothers, based in the area, the plan was to raise £2,000 for Magpas Lifesavers - as well as the Buckden Pre-school Playgroup (and split the funds equally between both causes).
Having beaten their fundraising target and raised £2,200 as their final total, Justine Clark said, "It feels like a real accomplishment for us all. On the night of the event, we held a raffle, an auction and a quiz - and they all went down a storm!" When asked how it felt to hand over the money to Magpas, Justine explained,"Seeing everyone's faces as we showed the cheque to Magpas team, makes it all the more worthwhile!"
Vikki Taylor and Vikki Brooks agreed, "We were incredibly moved by people's generosity. But then with the fantastic work that Magpas does, it makes sense... None of us know when we might need their specialist, lifesaving care by Air Ambulance or by road".
Head of Communications, Antonia Brickell, summed it up by saying, "We would like to thank this fabulous team of Buckden Supermums! The funds raised will help us to continue to provide frontline care for patients, by helicopter or rapid response car, at the scene of serious medical emergencies. Supporting the Ambulance Service, our highly trained medics (many of whom volunteer their own time to work with us), are dispatched to cases of life-threatening illness and injuries in Cambridgeshire and the East of England. Without the public's generous support, we wouldn't be able to carry on providing this crucial service. Thank you."