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Magpas Air Ambulance Pilot Andy Figg with Conservative MP for Huntingdon Jonathan Djanogly and Magpas Helicopter Crewmember Rob Davies
Despite promising himself he would never embark on another marathon again, MP for Huntingdon Jonathan Djanogly, has decided Magpas Air Ambulance is a crucial enough cause to change his mind. When Mr Djanogly heard Magpas is also making plans for a new operations base move, from RAF Wyton, there was definitely no turning back for him! Hence, Mr Djanogly has signed up for this year’s London Marathon; in aid of the charity that trains experienced emergency medical doctors and paramedics, to bring hospital level care by land and air, to patients in life-threatening emergencies.
As a regular runner at the weekends, the Cambridgeshire based MP is used to fitting exercise into his routine – as well as practising martial arts. When he visited the current Magpas Air Ambulance Operations Base (sporting Magpas orange laces in his running shoes), he summed up why Magpas had motivated him to train for the gruelling 26.2 mile mission on the 23rd April. He said, “Magpas Air Ambulance is an excellent local charity run by exceptional people whose specialist skills save lives. They provide vital support to the work of our local emergency services and we must never forget the dedication of the highly trained doctors and paramedics involved”.
Mr Djanogly encouraged as many people as possible to support Magpas Air Ambulance by adding, “The organisation has responded to countless serious accidents and emergencies since its creation. Purely relying on donations and fundraising it needs help to continue providing its lifesaving service. I am running the London marathon in aid of Magpas because the charity is there for people who are in desperate need – and in return we should all do what we can to give our support.”
Jonathan’s Just Giving page is: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jonathan-Djanogly1