The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has announced that it is granting £192,000 to air ambulance charities nationally, £4000 of which is being given to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). Freemasons are regular supporters of the air ambulance charities and since 2007 have donated £1.5 million in total to the twenty two rescue services in England and Wales.
Air Ambulance charities rely on voluntary donations to operate, Support from grant-makers like The Freemasons’ Grand Charity means that doctors and paramedics reach patients in emergency situations as quickly as possible – saving lives in the process.
On making the donation R. W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury, the Provincial Grand Master for Devonshire said “We are again delighted to be able to show our support to Devon Air Ambulance with this donation of £4000. A great many lives would be lost without the swift life-saving help provided by the air ambulance doctors and paramedics. That 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”
Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “We are delighted to once again receive this generous donation from the Devon Freemasons and would like to thank them for their continued support. This donation really does mean a great deal and will go a long way to helping Devon’s two Air Ambulances flying. Since 2007 over £35,250.00 has been donated by generous Devon Masons.”
The attached picture shows Caroline Creer, receiving the cheque from R.W.Bro. Ian Kingsbury