New Year, New Challenge

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In the spirit of ‘New Year, new you’ and taking on a fresh challenge, why not consider the annual Magpas Air Ambulance skydive on 7th July at Sibson Airfield? Jump out of a plane at 12,000ft, experience the thrill of a freefall and see the Cambridgeshire countryside from a completely new perspective. Even better, you’ll be helping to save people’s lives at the same time.

James Macdonald, one of the professional skydivers who helped to get this event up and running and takes part every year, explains why he thinks you should take the plunge.

“Nearly 15 years ago, I made my first ever skydive. I was so nervous, but the moment I jumped, my life changed forever. It was incredible and ultimately led to me becoming an instructor, so that I could introduce other people to the amazing playground in the sky.

“Skydiving appears on most people’s bucket lists, but the vast majority will always find an excuse not to. That’s why this is such a great opportunity. Book your place now, raise the money for a vital cause, then join us for what is always a brilliant day out.

“I have seen the difference that Magpas Air Ambulance makes and it is a charity very close to my heart. This opportunity to do something incredible for yourself and raise much needed funds for a brilliant charity at the same time is not one to be missed. I promise you, it will be the greatest thing you will ever do.”

James ready to take the plunge

If, unlike James, you want to take on a challenge that doesn’t involve throwing yourself out of a plane, the there’s something for you too: A 5k inflatable obstacle course (something you can do on your own, with friends or as a team building day), the opportunity to abseil down a local landmark, or go orange for Orange Day on the 18th October, to name a few.

If you’re interested in taking part in any of the above, or have an event of your own that you’d like to put on in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance, please get in touch. Email [email protected] or call 01480 371060 (option 2) for more information. 

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