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£1.5 million donated by Freemasons to life-saving air ambulance services

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Every year the air ambulance services in England and Wales save thousands of lives by providing rapid medical care in emergencies

Since 2007, Freemasons have donated more than £1.5 million in support, including this year’s grant of £192,000 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity.

Speaking about the donation Laura Chapman, Chief Executive of The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, said:

'A great many lives would be lost without the swift life-saving help provided by the air ambulance doctors and paramedics. This is why Freemasons are passionate about supporting the air ambulance services in England and Wales. Air ambulance charities are reliant on voluntary donations to operate, and we hope that our contributions will help them to continue saving lives in the future.'

The following air ambulance charities are amongst those to receive funds:

• Cornwall Air Ambulance

• Devon Air Ambulance

• Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance

• Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

• East Anglian Air Ambulance

• Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance

• Great North Air Ambulance

• Great Western Air Ambulance Service

• Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

• Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance Trust

• Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust

• London’s Air Ambulance

• Midlands Air Ambulance

• North West Air Ambulance

• Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance

• Wales Air Ambulance

• Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

• Wiltshire Air Ambulance

• Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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