A grant of £4,000 to the North West Air Ambulance from West Lancashire Freemasons has brought the total Masonic support given to air ambulances across the country to £2,400,000 since 2007.
The Air Ambulance operates right across West Lancashire and has made more than 676 lifesaving flights so far this year, transporting seriously injured people to hospital and treating patients on the ground.
The grant, which comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, is funded by Freemasons and their families from across England and Wales.
During 2019, Freemasons from around the country will be presenting 20 regional air ambulances with grants totalling £180,000.
Jennifer Barry, West Lancashire Regional Fundraiser at North West Air Ambulance said: “We are very grateful to West Lancashire Freemasons for their continuing generosity. Without support like this the Air Ambulance would not be able to carry on flying and our lifesaving work could not continue.”
Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison said: “We are proud to be able to support the North West Air Ambulance. Thanks to the tireless efforts of their doctors and aircrew, many lives of local people are saved every year.”
As we now enter the 3rd year of the 2021 Festival, this is a great reminder of how some of our donations are spent, and an encouragement to keep the momentum going in our fundraising efforts.