Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Air Ambulance Support

Photos: Province of Surrey members pictured at the Air Ambulance base at Redhill Aerodrome yesterday (Monday)

Visitors to the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance base were surprised to see not one but two air ambulances when the charity’s sister helicopter flew in to re-fuel after attending a mission.

Eric Stuart-Bamford, Provincial Grand Master of Surrey visited the air ambulance base at Redhill with colleagues on Monday (June 3rd) to present the charity with a cheque for £4,000 from the Grand Charity and a further £1,470 from the Surrey Provincial Charity Fund.

Doctor Richard Lyon and paramedic Charlie Leahy showed the party around the helicopter and told them about the life saving work that the air ambulance does and the charity’s plans to be one of the first air ambulances in the country to offer a 24-hour Helicopter Emergency Medical Service.

Jill Playle, Director of Communications at the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance said: “We are so grateful for the tremendous support that the Masons give the charity. This helps us to continue to be able to help people the people of Surrey when they need us the most.”

The Province of Surrey has been a long term supporter of the charity since 2007 when it was first established in the county.

The Provincial Grand Master for Surrey said: “Many of our 300 Lodges are keen supporters of the Air Ambulance and I know that several Lodges also make direct contributions. I am very pleased that we are able to support this essential service which we know saves many lives each year.”

 

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