A visit to the Air Ambulance team
Students from our Huntingdon Campus have spent time at a local charity dedicated to saving lives.
The Level 3 Health & Social Care students were invited to visit MAGPAS in Huntingdon to see for themselves the dedication and skills required by the charity’s Air Ambulance operation, which brings essential lifesaving care by land and air to patients in life-threatening emergencies in the East of England and beyond.
The students took part in a training activity with the team, sat in the helicopter and attended a presentation from Daryl Brown, CEO of MAGPAS, and a former CRC student.
MAGPAS Air Ambulance is not a state-funded service and relies on generous public donations to continue saving lives. Since 1971 they have treated over 60,000 patients and fundraising is critical to ensure their work can continue.
The students were very impressed with their visit and are now planning to lead a fundraising campaign to support MAGPAS, with a view to returning in 2019 to make the cheque presentation.
Sarah Jane Davies said “The trip was so eye-opening for me. What MAGPAS are doing is so amazing, they’re truly wonderful people.” And fellow student Teigan Keighley agreed, saying “It was such an amazing experience and made me realise how much the team do and how quickly they respond to accidents.”
Cambridge Regional College’s H & SC Tutor, Marg Brown, commented “Our students spent a day with the MAGPAS team and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They were able to see first-hand the skills and dedication of the doctors and medics and are now focusing on raising money to make sure the Air Ambulance can continue to save lives.”