Magpas Air Ambulance is a charity funded healthcare provider that has been saving lives for nearly 50 years in the East of England and beyond.
As a result of its operational experience and the quality of its services, Magpas has become a multi-award winning leader in Pre Hospital Emergency Medical Training (PHEM) using its Cambridgeshire base to train the UK’s first accredited Doctors in this area of medicine. Magpas remains the leading training provider with doctors from the service working across the NHS and internationally.
We're working with the Magpas team on a £2 million campaign for its new bespoke operations base at Alconbury Weald.
Whittington Hospital Charitable Funds in North London
In early 2019 Compton was appointed to provide interim fundraising direction and management services for the Whittington Hospital Charitable Funds in North London.
Following a short fundraising strategy review, a Compton team worked alongside in-house Charity team members and key clinicians to raise £260,000 for a children’s Play Terrace and to establish a structured and proactive annual fundraising programme. With the support of clinicians, we were able to meet with the mother of a patient on the children’s ward who, with our support, then engaged her family and friends with the project and the fundraising need.
A number of information and cultivation events, including a guest appearance from Benedict Cumberbatch at a coffee morning, helped to identify further prospective supporters and we are nearing our fundraising goal. Whittington offers a great example of the power of volunteer-led fundraising and how harnessing the support of key clinicians to find volunteer champions, donors and networkers can enable successful fundraising and ongoing social capital.