Schools and Businesses are Gearing up For MAGPAS Green Day

PUBLISHED: 11:46 15 September 2008 | UPDATED: 10:32 04 May 2010

paramedic Ben Caine and Dr Karim Ahmed with Magpaws

paramedic Ben Caine and Dr Karim Ahmed with Magpaws

SCHOOLS and businesses across Cambridgeshire are gearing up to dress down and wear something green to support MAGPAS lifesavers on September 26. Green Day is the latest fund-raising initiative from the charity and organisers hope to raise thousands of po

SCHOOLS and businesses across Cambridgeshire are gearing up to dress down and wear something green to support MAGPAS lifesavers on September 26. Green Day is the latest fund-raising initiative from the charity and organisers hope to raise thousands of pounds to support the MAGPAS Emergency Medical Team and Community First Responder groups.

Fifty schools across Cambridgeshire have already agreed to take part and the charity is looking for as many local businesses as possible to join in.

Two representatives of the charity dressed up yesterday to start the ball rolling - paramedic, Ben Caine and charity mascot, Magpaws!

Ben said: "Seeing as Magpaws went to the effort of dressing up like a leprechaun I decided to join him and don a green top hat and bow tie. I didn't want him to be the only one to do it. He would have looked silly!"

Dr Karim Ahmad, pictured holding Magpaws, added: "We are hoping lots of people across the region will join in on September 26. The proceeds from the event will literally help save lives. Both the Emergency Medical Team and the Community First Responders need vital funds to keep the services going. Hopefully we will raise a lot of money and also increase awareness of MAGPAS life-saving schemes through Green Day."

Charity spokesman Christian Morris, said: "We hope lots more schools and businesses will join the growing number that have already committed themselves to supporting Green Day. All people need to do is get their school or business to agree to join in and then collect £1 from everyone who takes part. Our volunteers really do save lives locally so I would encourage everyone to support them with this initiative."

INFO: If your school, business or organisation would like to take part in Green Day, telephone 01480 371 063.

Pic cap: MAGPAS paramedic Ben Caine and Dr Karim Ahmed and the charity mascot, Magpaws.

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