We want to raise £45,000 in our 45th anniversary year to train, equip and pay a Magpas Air Ambulance critical care paramedic for 12 months.

Since 1971 Magpas Air Ambulance has pioneered improvements in patient care out of hospital for people facing serious medical emergencies. 

We are not a state-funded service and rely on the generous public donations of people like you.

Our critical care paramedics, along with our doctors, receive advanced training and have specialist skills which mean they can perform procedures and treatments usually only available in hospital. This means that the frontline care our team delivers doesn't just save lives, it helps seriously ill and injured people return to a good quality of life.

Watch former patient, Guy, who was badly burnt in an explosion, thank our paramedic Alex for his specialist care at the scene of the incident.

Former patient Guy McCallan meeting Magpas critical care paramedic Alex Pearce in July.

While some paramedics generously volunteer their spare time with us, we currently pay 4 full-time paramedics seconded to us from the ambulance service. This enables us to keep our 12 hours shifts covered day and night, so our service is always available. Without a paramedic on shift we can't operate.

The experience of our paid paramedics also means they provide knowledge and consistency for the team and the new doctors who regularly join us to train in giving emergency care outside of hospital.

By funding just one of our four paramedics for a year, you are helping to keep our service running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and ensure that people facing serious medical emergencies are able to receive expert, specialist care.

Since the beginning of 2016 we have been called out over 800 times to people in life-threatening situations including road accidents, cardiac arrests, falls and accidental injury.

Read about former patient David who thanked Magpas critical care paramedic Chris Hawkins for saving his life after he went into cardiac arrest at the wheel of his car.

David, and his wife Janet, met paramedic Chris to thank him for saving David's life.

Your pledge can help us to continue to provide this lifesaving care.

Thank you for your support.