Golf society raises cash for Magpas

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A GOLF society in Thorney have raised over £1,000 for Magpas - The Emergency Medical Charity.

David Stapleton, 2011 Captain of Rose and Crown Golf Society said: “It’s been a great year and I would like to thank the members in helping to raise the money for such a worthy charity.”

Ivor Sanderson, Magpas’ volunteer fundraiser accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity, he said, “It was such a pleasure to meet everyone and we are so very grateful to everyone that donated and raised such an amazing amount for Magpas. It will make a real difference to our lifesaving team who respond to incidents in our rapid response vehicle and in the Magpas and Police Helicopter - throughout the region, night and day.”

Magpas, the multi award-winning medical charity, offers a truly remarkable medical service to the people of the East of England.

Established in 1971 the charity has saved countless lives and has reduced potential disability for many more. It costs £750,000 a year to run this life saving service. Magpas can only continue to provide these services through the generous support and donations from the public.

The Helimedix Team is made up of expertly trained doctors and paramedics who deliver Accident and Emergency standard treatment to patients at the scenes of very serious medical emergencies. Magpas’ Helimedix with Cambridgeshire Constabulary operates the only Civil Aviation Authority approved night time helicopter service with Doctors in the UK.

If you are able to hold an event or make a donation to Magpas please visit www.magpas.org.uk and click on `Make a Donation’ or you can send a cheque made out to `Magpas’ to Magpas, 105 Needingworth Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5WF. As a charity, Magpas is solely reliant on donations and fundraising from the local public. Call 01480-371062 to find out how you can help.