We always say Magpas Air Ambulance is about the people! Yes, we’re extremely proud of our leading trauma care heritage and training of over 45 years, but it’s the patients that matter the most.

34 year old Matt Stephenson is a perfect example of the critical difference we can make. Matt, whose family have been based in Comberton for many years, got in touch with us recently to share his news:

When he was 20 years old, Matt’s world changed in ways he could never have previously imagined. He explains, “I kissed my girlfriend goodbye, got on my motorbike and said I’d be back in 10 minutes. Less than a mile down the road, a car pulled out and didn’t see me. My bike smashed into the car and I flew 120 feet over the top of my bike and landed in the middle of the road. I was literally injured from the very top of my head to the very tip of my toes and was fighting for survival. I don’t remember the Magpas enhanced medical team arriving, but I know I wouldn’t be alive today without their incredible lifesaving care.”

So how’s Matt doing now? Here’s what he had to say, “Since graduating from my masters I’ve set up a company, bought a flat in London and met a lovely woman who is now, I am happy to say, my wife! As the now Mrs Suzanne Stephenson is Australian, I have made the decision to leave The Old Smoke and start a new life Down Under. Obviously, none of this would be possible without the incredible Magpas Air Ambulance. Thank you to your doctor and paramedic team for giving me my life back and for saving countless other lives too. A huge thank you from us both, take care and keep up the vital work that you do!”

We are proud of our record in saving lives, like Matt’s, across the East of England and beyond. Magpas Air Ambulance needs to raise £5m a year to keep our service running 24/7, as ever that funding comes in the form of public donations and subscriptions to our Lottery.

If you would like to make a donation so we can help more people like Matt in the future, please donate today