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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Planting for good this national tree week

On Sunday, 26th and Monday, 27th November, 262 green-thumbed volunteers planted more than 2,000 trees at the Magpas Air Ambulance airbase and headquarters in Alconbury Weald, Cambridgeshire. Despite the cold and wet conditions, members of the public, schools and local businesses, as well as members of the Navy, RAF and local fire and police forces,…

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Shortlisted for record number of national awards

Magpas Air Ambulance is thrilled to announce that a record number of the charity’s team members and supporters have been shortlisted for the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence. The national awards are held once a year by Air Ambulances UK (AAUK), the national body that represents the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities, and the awards…

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Luke Staveley-Wadham, Doctor

Road traffic collisions are Magpas Air Ambulances most attended incident type after medical emergencies. Of which, 22% of the patients treated are injured in motorcycle incidents. It’s no secret that motorcyclists are more at risk of being involved in a road traffic collision, and of suffering serious injuries if an incident occurs. That’s why Magpas…

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Cambridgeshire faith leaders bless new Magpas Air Ambulance base

On Thursday, 5th October faith leaders from across Cambridgeshire gathered at the new Magpas Air Ambulance base to partake in blessing the new building. The Magpas Air Ambulance airbase, headquarters and training centre was opened by HRH The Princess Royal in September, with the charity’s staff, clinical and aviation teams moving in the weeks following.…

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Natalie Church, Director of Operations

Magpas Air Ambulance has just moved into the charity’s new home in Alconbury Weald: a purpose built airbase, headquarters and training centre. A huge amount of work has gone into the creation of this new building, something Magpas Air Ambulance Director of Operations, Natalie Church, knows all too well. How long have you worked for…

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HRH The Princess Royal opens new Magpas Air Ambulance base

On Tuesday, 12th September Magpas Air Ambulance staff, clinicians, former patients and supporters witnessed an important milestone in the charity’s history as HRH The Princess Royal opened the new charity airbase. The lifesaving charity has been working to build its new home for the past six years: a purpose-built airbase, headquarters and training centre in…

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Huntingdon Town Hall in lights to support Air Ambulance Week

Yesterday, Thursday, 7th September, Huntingdon’s Town Hall was illuminated in orange—the colour of the town’s local lifesaving charity, Magpas Air Ambulance—to mark Air Ambulance Week. Air Ambulance Week 2023 took off on Monday and is the annual awareness week dedicated to showcasing the vital work of air ambulance charities across the UK. Magpas Air Ambulance…

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