A grant of £4,000 to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance from Nottinghamshire Freemasons, has brought the total Masonic support given to air ambulances across the country to £2.1 million since 2007.
The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance covers 3,500 square miles in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, 365 days of the year. The charity’s crew responds to around 1,000 of the most serious, life-threatening and time-critical 999 calls, saving lives every day. So far, this year alone, the Air Ambulance has been called upon over 400 times to road traffic collisions, cardiac arrests, sporting accidents, agricultural incidents and many more.
The grant, which comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, is funded by Freemasons and their families from across England and Wales. During 2017, Freemasons from around the country will be presenting 20 regional air ambulances with grants totalling £180,000.
Karen Carter, Community Fundraiser at Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, said: “We are extremely grateful to Nottinghamshire Freemasons for their continuing generosity. We receive no Government or National Lottery funding so without support like this we could not continue to operate, saving lives 365 days of the year.”
Barry Woodhead, from Nottinghamshire Freemasons, said: “We are proud to be able to support the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. Thanks to the tireless efforts of their doctors and aircrew, many lives of local people are saved every year.”
Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance relies entirely on charitable grants and donations. To make a donation, visit www.ambucopter.org.uk/donate.