Why did you decide to volunteer for Magpas Air Ambulance?

After retiring I wanted something positive to fill the time. I’d followed Magpas Air Ambulance on Twitter for a while and when I heard they needed volunteers; I seized the chance and signed up to help!

What do you do to help Magpas Air Ambulance?

I manage the collection tins in my area, replacing them on a regular basis and taking the collected tins into Magpas Air Ambulance HQ to count the money for banking, often with other volunteers. The enthusiasm of the businesses holding the charity tins and the generosity of customers who donate is amazing and makes my work really enjoyable.

What do you get out of volunteering?

Pride! I have huge admiration for the incredible work Magpas Air Ambulance do and feel a great sense of satisfaction that I’m contributing to a charity that means so much to me. I always feel valued and appreciated by the Magpas ‘family’. Naturally we hope we never will, but anyone could need Magpas Air Ambulance at any time and it’s comforting to know they are there to give us lifesaving care in an emergency.


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