Law firm Irwin Mitchell Raises Over £6,500 for its nominated charity for 2015 - Magpas Emergency Medical

Cheque presentation to Magpas by Irwin Mitchell

Cheque presentation to Magpas by Irwin Mitchell - Credit: Archant

Law firm Irwin Mitchell has presented a donation of £6,813 to Magpas Emergency Medical Charity, the company’s Cambridge office charity of the year for 2015.

Employees at Irwin Mitchell’s Cambridge have supported the charity throughout 2015, donating the proceeds of charitable activities, such as bake sales, dress down days and special events, to the charity.

Magpas is a charity bringing lifesaving care by land and air to patients in life threatening emergencies in the East of England and beyond.

Many of the UK’s highly trained doctors and paramedics volunteer their own time to work with Magpas to provide frontline medical care, free of charge. The medics work together to save lives at the roadside or where they are needed most. In October 2015 the scheme was extended to a 24/7 service.

The Magpas air ambulance flies between 7am-7pm and the rapid response vehicles are available 24 hours a day.

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Irwin Mitchell’s Charity of the Year initiative is part of the work of the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation, an independent registered charity set up by the partners and employees of the national law firm. More than £1.25m has been donated to worthy causes since the foundation was formed in 1997.

Neil Whiteley, regional managing partner at Irwin Mitchell’s Cambridge office, said: “Irwin Mitchell has found working with the Magpas Air Ambulance charity really rewarding during 2015, raising much needed funds to ensure they can continue to provide their invaluable trauma care to people in the East of England and beyond.

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“We are very grateful of the generosity our colleagues have shown towards the charity over the year – and their bravery too, including jumping out of planes!”

Debbie Florence, head of fundraising at Magpas added: “We would like to thank Irwin Mitchell for supporting us as their Charity of the Year 2015. We are thrilled to receive this donation from the firm which will go towards continuing to support people in the region who depend on our services.”

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