Our Business Festival Quiz Helps Air Ambulance Charity Magpas To Save Lives

Posted: 27th May 2015, 9:36am

One of the most exciting events in next month’s St Albans Chamber of Commerce inaugural St Albans Business Festival will be the big Business Quiz, in aid of the region’s air ambulance charity Magpas.

The Business Quiz will see a host of local and regional business teams battle it out for supremacy at St Albans Schools on June 25th, with each company vying to be crowned quiz champions. As well as ensuring that everyone has a fun night out and a delicious dinner, the purpose of the Business Quiz is to raise much needed funds for Magpas Helimedix, an air ambulance charity based in the Eastern region, which was despatched to over 800 medical emergencies last year alone.

One such recent case was little nine year old Abaigh O’Gallagher, who lives near St Albans. She was playing football in a local park and when the ball rolled out into the road she ran out to fetch it and was hit by a car. She suffered severe head and body injuries. 

Over the past year or two Magpas Helimedix have been called to mainly road traffic collisions in or near the St Albans area, where people have suffered life-threatening injuries and have needed our specialist help.

Magpas Helimedix bring A&E care by land and by air - to patients in life threatening situations, in the East of England and beyond.  

Magpas Helimedix are one of the leading providers for trauma care in the UK. Many of the UK’s expert medics (from the military as well as the NHS), volunteer their own time to be trained to work as a member of the Magpas Helimedix team; to provide frontline medical care - free of charge.  

Crucially the Magpas Helimedix flights carry specialist trauma Doctors and Paramedics who can start treatment straight away, thus saving more lives and reducing the effect of head and other severe injuries.

The charity receives no direct Government or National Lottery funding and relies wholly on generous donations from the public. www.magpas.org.uk”.

There are still a few tables left for the Business Quiz www.stalbans-chamber.co.uk/buy-online/events so get together a team of enthusiastic and fun loving players and help to save more lives like Abaigh’s.


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