Creating Cambridge was initially created to help cross pollination of networking groups and meetups in Cambridge. As part of our initial purpose within Creating Cambridge we always had the intention to help local charities with some of their good causes. The latest event we run last week, the BIG Xmas Party 2013, had Magpas as charity of choice and it was a great pleasure working with them and helping them to raise some funds for their highly demanding task, a total of £324.60, adding up the sales from the raffle, some private contributions from attendees at the party and the 15% of tickets sold via groups. Antonia Brikell, head of communication for Magpas, commented:
On behalf of Magpas – The Emergency Medical Charity, I would like to thank Luca, Massimo and the rest of the team at Creating Cambridge for choosing to support Magpas – The Emergency Medical Charity once again, at the BIG Xmas Party 2013!
To raise over £300 in one night is brilliant and we very much appreciate everyone’s generosity. We are also immensely grateful to all involved for helping to spread the word about our essential lifesaving service. The funds raised will make a key difference, enabling our charity funded enhanced Doctor and Paramedic teams to carry on attending seriously ill or injured patients by air or by land, in their moment of need. Many thanks again for helping us to save lives in Cambridge, the East of England and beyond. You can always keep up to date with what’s happening at Magpas, by visiting: www.magpas.org.uk