We were delighted to support and take part in a unique Cambridge charity event that brought together start-up and SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) communities in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance and their #FurtherFasterGreater new £1.5m air ambulance helicopter appeal.
Cambridge’s own, Christian Bunke, Founder of basck, an intellectual property consultancy, joined Justin Miles, a professional explorer, motivational speaker, author, advocate for universal education provision on a quest to stand up paddle board from Cambridge to Kings Lynn in support of Magpas Air Ambulance.
Starting their journey on the River Cam in the city of Cambridge, the duo will pass through fields, towns and villages, including Ely, as they make their way from the Cam on to the River Great Ouse and on to Kings Lynn.
On the first stretch of their journey, they were joined by Anna Nadolna, Marketing Manager at St John’s Innovation Centre, who paddled with the duo along The Cambridge Backs.
MAGPAS Air Ambulance is one of the oldest emergency medical charities, which was founded in 1971, by two Cambridgeshire based GPs – Dr Neville Silverston MBE and Dr Derek Cracknell MBE. The charity brings essential lifesaving care by land and air, to patients in life-threatening emergencies in the East of England and beyond. Justin Miles has a strong affiliation to it: when he first moved to the area, he was looking to support a local charity, and found Magpas. Magpas offers more than just taking a patient to the hospital, but provides on the scene hospital care, which can often make the difference to a full or partial recovery. The charity has also personally helped Justin when he tackled an expedition to explore a new route to the North Pole.
If you’d like to support their cause, please visit their fundraising page. Thank you!