Kershaw Group Takes Magpas Donations Total to Over 13K

August 28 2014

For the fourth year running, staff of well-known Cambridge construction company the Kershaw Group have selected Magpas – The Emergency Medical Charity –to be the recipient of donations made from their annual fund raising activities.

A celebration lunch, raffle and auction organised by team secretary Peggy Burch raised £3,040.00, taking the running total now raised by Kershaw staff for Magpas to £13,495.00.

Magpas has been operating for over 40 years. Its Helimedix Air Ambulance and specialist medical teams are despatched to cases of life-threatening illness or major trauma within the East of England providing crucial support to the Ambulance Service.

The charitys’ helicopter and rapid response car are staffed by highly trained, pre-hospital doctors and EEAST paramedics, many of whom are volunteers giving their own time. Magpas Helimedix are on call to provide extended medical care where it is needed most. Serious incidents can happen anywhere; at the roadside, in town centres, at sporting events, in remote locations, at the water’s edge, in the school playground or even in someone’s home.

Antonia Brickell, Magpas Head of Communications said “We would like to thank all the team at the Kershaw Group. To raise £13,495.00 over four years is incredible! The funds raised will play a vital part in helping us to continue to provide specialist care for patients, by helicopter or rapid response car, at the scene of serious medical emergencies. Once again, a huge thank you for supporting our service – in Cambridge, the East of England and beyond.”