East Anglian Air Ambulance to run full service over Christmas period

THE East Anglian Air Ambulance has said the people of Cambridgeshire need not worry over the Christmas period, declaring it will run a full service.

The statement follows the news that life-saving charity Magpas may be forced to close at the end of the month if finances do not improve.

Richard Robinson, spokesman for the EAAA, said: “There’s an air ambulance based at Cambridge Airport with a fully qualified doctor and paramedic team.

“The people of Cambridgeshire need not have any concerns over ambulance cover - we will be running 365 days a year including Christmas Day.”

Magpas, which attended almost 1,000 incidents last year, is currently leasing a helicopter from a private company after the EAAA withdrew their air support last month. Dwindling funds mean it may have to fold at the beginning of January.

• To make a donation to Magpas visit: www.justgiving.com/1-in-a-million

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