Ian Kingsbury the Rt. Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire can be seen here presenting a cheque for £4,000 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust as part of an on-going relationship between Freemasons and the Air Ambulance Trusts throughout England and Wales.
Since 2007 Devonshire Freemasons have given in excess of £43,000 to the Charity as well as many of the 138 lodges situated throughout the county also giving individual donations making that figure more than £100,000 in total.
During that same period of time The Freemasons Grand Charity has donated over £1.6 Million to Air Ambulance Trusts throughout England and Wales.
Air Ambulance charities rely on voluntary donations to operate, support from grant-makers like the Freemasons Grand Charity enable the doctors and paramedics to be able to reach patients in emergency situations as quickly as possible saving lives in the process.
On making the donation Rt. Worshipful Brother Ian Kingsbury said “We are delighted to be able to show our continued support of Devon Air Ambulance Trust by presenting this cheque for £4,000 a great many lives would be lost without the swift life-saving help provided by the dedicated air ambulance doctors and paramedics. That is why the Freemasons are so devoted in their support of the air ambulance services throughout England and Wales. Air ambulance charities are totally reliant on voluntary donations to operate, we hope that our contributions will help them to continue to save lives in future years”.
Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of the Devon Air Trust said “We would like to express our sincere thanks to all of the Devonshire Freemasons for their continued support of the Charity. Their donations truly do make a huge difference.”
Picture: front - paramedics Dave Huyton (left) and John Shaddick (right)
Back - left to right: The Rt Worshipful Brother Ian Kingsbury and his wife Toni, pilot Dan Smith, Clive and Irene Eden.