Egg-stra special donation to Magpas Air Ambulance team

Magpas Air Ambulance provides the communities across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and beyond with advanced medical care 24/7, and the Easter weekend earlier this month was no exception. As most people wound down for a long weekend, the charity’s team of doctors and critical care paramedics prepared for another bank holiday of saving lives. Between Good Friday…

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24-hour burpee challenge for charity

Steven, Keri, Rosie and James: the Burn Burpee Burn challenge team Four members of The Unit Fitness in Godmanchester are taking on an epic fitness challenge: completing as many burpees as they can in 24 hours, all for their local air ambulance charity, Magpas Air Ambulance. James Welch (33), the team captain, has recently left…

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Cambridge golfers raise £25,000 for Magpas Air Ambulance

Cambridge Business Golf Society presented a cheque for £25,055.94 to Magpas Air Ambulance at an event held at Madingley Hall. The society has over 100 members consisting of business leaders in the Cambridge area. Each year, the captain of the society nominates a charity of their choice which benefits from various fundraising activities during the…

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Addressing CPR inequalities

Bystander CPR can double a person’s chances of survival if they suffer a cardiac arrest. However, in recent years studies have revealed a worrying picture: In the event of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, women are less likely to receive bystander CPR compared to men. This discrepancy has been attributed to people not recognising the signs…

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Busiest year on record for Magpas Air Ambulance

Magpas Air Ambulance experienced its busiest year on record in 2023 as the charity responded to 1,903 emergencies, across 13 counties in and around the East of England—a 42% increase on the previous year. Following the same patterns as recent years, life-threatening medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests remained the number one reason for activation,…

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Turning frowns around this ‘Blue Monday’

Today may be what’s typically known as ‘Blue Monday’, but the team at Magpas Air Ambulance aren’t feeling those January blues. Instead today, the Cambridgeshire based charity that saves lives across the East of England, is hosting it’s annual ‘Thankathon’. As a way to spread some cheer this dreary Monday, Magpas Air Ambulance is spending…

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Saving lives and keeping families together this Christmas

As Christmas fast approaches, we’re reminded of the difficulties our emergency services face every year. The Magpas Air Ambulance medical team, which saves lives in Cambridgeshire and across the East of England, is called out four times a day on average. And as a 24/7 service, the charity responds to emergency calls any time of…

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Magpas Air Ambulance wins multiple national awards

Magpas Air Ambulance, the lifesaving air ambulance charity based in Cambridgeshire, has won two national awards. The service that operates in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and across the East of England 24/7 was recognised in the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2023, which were hosted by Sky Sports News presenter, Hayley McQueen. The annual awards celebrate…

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