The Provincial Grand Master of The Province of West Kent Mark Estaugh presented a cheque for £4,000 to the Kent and Sussex Air ambulance Trust on Behalf of the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), the Freemasons' Charity
He was happily accompanied by Karl Lawton of Camellia Thea Lodge and Fernando Caicedo of Westwood Lodge and their families.
To the children’s disappointment, the Air ambulance was unable to make an appearance due to weather conditions, but this gave them an insight into how this wonderful service copes in such conditions. They have a number of specially equipped cars on standby, one of which joined them on the day.
It was crewed by Ben Macauley the paramedic and Dr. Maja Gavrilovsky who kindly answered all their questions, and received the cheque on the trust’s behalf.
They said – in unison – that without the generous donations of organisations like the MCF, 'we would be unable to offer our life-saving service to the people of Kent, Surrey and Sussex 24 hours of every day of every year.'
Mark Estaugh said he was overjoyed to be able to support such a worthwhile cause and assist the saving of life in West Kent and that and this is a 'great example of what West Kent Freemasons are doing in their community.'