I’d like to invite your school to go ORANGE for Magpas Helimedix and help us continue to save lives in the East of England and beyond.
All your pupils would have to do is swap their uniforms for something orange to wear and donate just £1. All the money donated will go towards our crucial lifesaving service.
Let me explain more about who we are and what we do.
“Magpas Helimedix is a vital emergency medical charity; we bring A&E care by land and by air, to patients in life threatening emergencies. Our Magpas Helimedix are highly trained doctors and paramedics from around the UK, many of whom volunteer their own time to work with us. With Magpas our priority is the patient, our key focus is getting the essential care each patient needs in his or her life changing moment- and this is the crucial difference you can help us to make.
We do not receive any direct Government or National Lottery Funding and rely solely on donations from members of the public. We are proud to say our essential, lifesaving service is now in its 44th year and we have attended well over 60,000 patients in that time. In the last year we have been called out to 814 patients across the East”.
We would be delighted if your school would take part in our Magpas ORANGE DAY on Friday 15th May 2015. Our supporters have come up with some amazing ideas over the years based on an orange theme: such as orange face painting, making and selling orange cakes, drawing faces on tangerines, and even carving butternut squashes!
For your ORANGE DAY pack, please contact our Fundraising Team on: 01480 371060 (Option 2) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you all the information you need to take part.
Abaigh is from Hertfordshire
Abaigh's story I was out playing football in a park in Hemel Hempstead when I was nine years old, when the ball rolled out into the road. I ran to fetch the football when I was hit by a car and left with severe, life-threatening head and body injuries.
Magpas Helimedix flew to me in their orange helicopter and gave me specialist hospital care there and then. They put me in a medically induced coma to reduce the impact of my injuries.
My dad says ‘we will always be grateful to Magpas Helimedix, they literally brought a trauma centre to my daughter and saved her life. I often think of Magpas when Abaigh rides her scooter or plays in the park, as her recovery was only made possible by what they did that day. They gave her the foundation and opportunity to fight and recover’
Brandon nearly died when he was 11 years old
Brandon’s story ‘I had just finished my first day at secondary school. I got off the bus in Papworth in Cambridgeshire, when I was hit by a second bus, leaving me with life threatening head injuries.
The other children, who had been travelling with me, immediately went to get help. Some friends even ran to my house and told my mum I was lying in the middle of the road. Luckily Magpas Helimedix flew to me and gave me the critical care I needed there and then. They anaesthetised me, putting me in medically induced coma, to help reduce the effect of my severe head injury.
I’m making a steady recovery thanks to the support of those close. Magpas Helimedix basically handed me back my life. If they hadn’t come that day, I wouldn’t be here right now’
Ben is from Suffolk
Ben's story – When I was 15 years old, I was cycling down a steep hill near my house and I collided with a 4x4 that was driving in the opposite direction.
I ended up lying on the bonnet of the car with multiple, serious injuries. Magpas Helimedix were called out to me because I needed specialist A&E care as soon as possible. The Magpas team sedated me right there at the scene of the incident, to stabilise my condition, before flying me to hospital.
My mum will always remember the day of the accident. She says ‘The Magpas team were fantastic, we cannot thank the charity enough for being there. Thanks to what they did for Ben, he didn’t just survive but he recovered really quickly and could go back to school two months later. He was back riding his bike too!'
Thank you very much for your time and your support. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you need any further information.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Tel: 01480 371060 (Option 2)