FUNDRAISING BOOST: iGO4’s Matt Munro and Dinesh Pathmanathan (centre and right of centre, respectively) present the £15,000 donation check to Magpas AirAmbulance.
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A 42-year-old man has named Magpas Air Ambulance to receive a £15,000 donation after saving his life.
As part of iGO4’s community investment program, Dinesh Pathmanathan, Senior Product and Pricing Manager, offered the charity a share of a £120,000 fund to support local beneficiaries.
While hiking last winter, Dinesh, 42, suffered a heart attack and was lucky to receive timely advanced medical treatment before being airlifted to the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge where he made a full recovery.
Dinesh and Matt Munro of insurance company iGO4 recently met with the Magpas Air Ambulance team to express their gratitude for their help when Dinesh found himself in a time of desperate need.
Speaking about the visit to the reunion, Dinesh said: “I am very grateful to Magpas Air Ambulance. Without them I might not be here so it was an honor to
meet the team and thank them for the exceptional work they do.
Dispatched by both East of England and East Midlands Ambulance Service Trusts and serving a catchment area of over 10 million citizens including Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire the charity receives no regular state funding, with lifesaving care only made possible through donations and fundraising.
With an average cost of £5,000 per month in helicopter fuel and each mission totaling around £3,000, the welcome financial boost from iGO4 could keep the ambulance flying for three months or fund five potentially life-saving sorties.
In addition to the presentation of the check, iGO4 colleagues joined Magpas Air
Ambulance for a walk on fire, braving a brisk walk through hot coals for a plus
bold choice of fundraisers. Plans are also underway for insurance
broker staff will receive CPR and defibrillation training from the charity
paramedics, who could prove invaluable in an emergency.
Matt, Founder and CEO of iGO4, said: “Charities are struggling to raise funds, not helped by the pandemic and the current economic climate, and we are delighted to be able to provide this help to a dear local cause. that touched the lives of colleagues and their families.
“Acting in a socially responsible manner is extremely important to us at iGO4 and we look forward to continuing to support the wider community where we can.”
Daryl Brown MBE, Managing Director of Magpas Air Ambulance, said: “We are
incredibly grateful for iGO4’s generous donation. As a charity, Magpas Air
The ambulance can only continue to operate 24/7 with the support of the
communities in which we work.
“A donation as large as this will no doubt help our specialist medical team save more lives like Dinesh’s and keep families together across the region.”
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