Volunteer Recruitment Drive

 

We will be holding a volunteer recruitment drive at our Operations Base at Wyton on Saturday 27th July.

 

It will be an open day style event for people interested in volunteering for us for events. This could include bucket shakes, being a member of the community team on our stands, collection tins, taking our pop-up shop to events / car boots etc.

Here are all those vital details for you if you or someone you know would like to swing by: 

 

CONTACT                                            Emma Sanders – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

TIME                                                   10.00am to 11.30am

 

DATE                                                   Saturday 27th July 2019

 

WANTED                                             Volunteers with a particular interest in helping at events, placing and picking up collection tins in their community, taking our pop-up shop to events and car boots and bucket shakes

 

 

WHAT DO THEY NEED TO DO      contact Emma for more information

 

 

Magpas Air Ambulance and Luton & Dunstable Hospital are grateful to the Department of Health and Social Care, for awarding £1.34m of funding towards a new air ambulance base for Magpas and a helipad for the hospital.

This vital project brings together the specialist skills of an outstanding Air Ambulance Charity and an NHS Emergency Department; in order to save more lives by improving the emergency infrastructure, therefore enabling patients to be given critical lifesaving care, more quickly, improving their chances of survival.

Sarah Amexheta, of the Luton and Dunstable Charitable Fund, said:

As the hospital at the centre of one of the busiest areas for Magpas Air Ambulance call-outs, we see first hand the difference their teams' rapid response make to someone's chances of survival. We are immensely grateful for the contribution to our Helipad Appeal, our flagship fundraiser during the hospital's 80th anniversary year. The construction of a helipad within the hospital complex will dramatically enhance the level of care the medical teams at both Magpas Air Ambulance and Luton & Dunstable Hospital are able to provide to emergency causalities.

 

What Volunteering could do for you

Clare ‘working her magic’ in the Magpas Air Ambulance fundraising office

After being out of the workplace for a while supporting members of my family through health problems, I felt like I had rather lost my identity. I thought of volunteering as a way to rebuild my confidence and felt an office based role would suit me best; as I had previously worked in a school office and for a wildlife charity.

 

I researched into local charities but nothing felt quite right. Then I found the Magpas website. I knew they were an air ambulance charity but I didn’t realise that they attend life-threatening emergencies over several counties, not just Cambridgeshire and that they also use rapid response cars. They obviously help a lot of people when they most need help and that really appealed to me. They were advertising for volunteers so I decided to take the plunge!

 

I was extremely nervous having an interview after so many years, but I needn’t have worried as it was very informal. We decided that my skills would be more useful to the fundraising team. So I am currently researching trusts that might be suitable for us to approach for funding. It’s work I enjoy as I like to get stuck into a project and see it through from beginning to end and I am realising how vital fundraising is for the charity.

 

Everyone at Magpas Air Ambulance has gone out of their way to make me feel welcome and they are a great, fun bunch to work with. At the moment I work one morning a week which fits in well with home life, as I am also a landlord and that takes up a lot of my time, keeping the admin up to date.

 

So, if like me, you’ve been looking for something new to try and have a few hours to spare; how about considering volunteering for Magpas Air Ambulance? I am glad I did. As I tell people when they ask about the charity, there may come a time when I, or a member of my family urgently need the medical expertise of their hospital level doctor and paramedic team. Just give Debbie the Supporter Care Manager at Magpas Air Ambulance a call on: 01480 371060 (Option 2), or you can email her: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Why I volunteer at Magpas Air Ambulance

Irene in the Magpas Air Ambulance fundraising office with Debbie our Supporter Care Manager
Debbie talking Irene through her volunteering office mission of the day!

 

I retired in December 2018 and decided I’d like to volunteer, but the question was where? I had walked past Magpas Air Ambulance a few times and thought to myself, “I would love to be involved in something worthwhile and this is such a good cause.”

 

When I received the application form, it had tick boxes for what I was interested in and I decided to tick the ‘office fundraising’ box, as office work played a big part of my working life. I then had an interview with Annette from the team and I couldn’t wait to start!

 

When I joined, I realised the charity is run purely on donations and that made me want to help even more. My days are varied and I enjoy every minute. The fundraising team work exceptionally hard to raise the funds needed to help make a huge difference to seriously ill or injured people’s lives. I am really pleased to be part of the Magpas Air Ambulance family.

 

If, like Irene, you’d like to be part of our team and volunteer by giving a few hours of your time at Magpas Air Ambulance;  just give Debbie our Supporter Care Manager at Magpas Air Ambulance a call on: 01480 371060 (Option 2).

 

 

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

 

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Hearts Matter: Community CPR

Our Magpas Air Ambulance medical team is activated to a growing number of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests where the current survival rate in the UK is as low as 7-8%.

We believe that training people in basic CPR and using a defibrillator could make all the difference and give people the confidence and skills to act in an emergency.

Hearts Matter and together with the communities in which we work, we can make a difference! 

The Facts

  • There are approximately 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests attended to by medical professionals every year, of which only 40% of victims receive bystander CPR%.
  • For each minute that goes by without defibrilation, the chances of surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest decreases by 10%.  
  • The current survival rate of cardiac arrests in the UK is 7-8%.  In comparison areas with a comprehensive strategy to reduce deaths by cardiac arrest have survival rates of 50%.

The Need

  • Recognising a cardiac arrest, calling 999, administering CPR, and defibrillation are crucial elements of the chain of survival.
  • Bystander CPR has shown to double a person's chances of survival, while defibrillation within 3-5 minutes can increase survival rates to 50 - 70%.

What we're doing about it

  • At Magpas Air Ambulance, we want everyone to have the confidence and knowledge to intervene when someone is suffering a cardiac arrest, to provide them with CPR and to deploy a defibrillator in the vital minutes before the emergency services arrive. 
  • To make this a reality, we have just launched our own community training session, Hearts Matter - Community CPR, which is available to schools, businesses, and community groups across Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire - FOR FREE 

Enquire about your FREE training session today

How to enquire:

  1. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  2. Please include the information below in your email:
  • Your Name
  • Name of Organisation/School
  • Address
  • Where you plan your session to take place
  • Expected number of attendees
  • How did you hear about Hearts Matter: Community CPR?
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone
  1. Our Community and Training Officer or a member of the team will be in touch within 7 working days.  

 

 

 

 

This project was part-funded by the A14 community fund

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Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How Magpas Air Ambulance uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes:
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We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:
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Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

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Magpas Air Ambulance is a Registered Charity Number 1119279. Registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No. 6062176. Registered office at Centenary House, St Mary’s Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3PE.
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Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery. Our Hearts Matter project received £20,000 from the Trust.

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