Devonshire Freemasons have donated £4,000 to Devon Air Ambulance; this brings the total masonic support for the service to £116,000 since 2007. The Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire, Ian Kingsbury and Provincial Grand Charity Steward, Reuben Ayres, visited Devon Air Ambulance to present the most recent donation.
The Air Ambulance operates right across Devonshire and in 2017 assisted 990 patients, more than any other year. 50% of these incidents were medical emergencies (eg heart attacks) with 49% being trauma related (for example road traffic collisions, and accidental injuries). 12% of all jobs attended were to children.
Caroline Creer, Fundraising and Communications Director for Devon Air Ambulance said:
We would like to thank the Devonshire Freemasons for their continued support and generosity. Support like theirs really does mean a lot and helps to keep Devon’s two Air Ambulances flying.
Ian Kingsbury said, “We are proud to be able to support the Devon Air Ambulance. Thanks to their team’s tireless efforts, many lives of local people are saved every year.”
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During 2018, Freemasons from around the country will be presenting 20 regional air ambulances with MCF grants totalling £192,000. Since 2007 the MCF has donated over £2.3 million to air ambulance services.