Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Freemasons came together to pay an early Christmas visit to the East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport and present grants totalling £16,000 from the MCF.
Over 3,000 life-saving journeys
East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) provides a vital service, making almost 3,000 emergency journeys every year. Delivering a highly skilled doctor, critical care paramedic and specialist equipment as quickly as possible to the patient, this charity provides the very best in pre-hospital care to help save lives when every minute counts.
Over the last year, the EAAA teams attended 480 cardiac arrests, 355 road traffic collisions, 256 accidental injuries, 340 medical emergencies, 73 intentional self-harm incidents, 70 sporting incidents and 54 assault patients across the region.
At an estimated cost of £3,500 per mission, EAAA need to raise over £13 million a year to keep its two state-of-the-art helicopters flying, 365 days a year.
East Anglian Air Ambulance plans to expand their operations
Conor McGeown, Head of Development at the East Anglian Air Ambulance, said: