Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Local Freemasons save lives with donation for Air Ambulance

Photo: L-R, Roland Stokes, Charity Steward of the West Kent Lodge of Charity pictured with Air Ambulance doctor Kevin Fong, Philip May, Provincial Grand Charity Steward, Province of West Kent and Paramedic Lewis Price, at the helicopter base at Marden

Freemasons from the Province of West Kent this week (Monday) presented Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance with a donation of £4,000 from their national charity, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity.

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has been a regular supporter of air ambulance charities in recent years, donating more than £1.5million in total to 22 emergency services since 2007.

Every air ambulance charity in England and Wales has received funding and throughout this year Freemasons around the country will be presenting their regional Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) with donations totalling £192,000.

Air Ambulances rely on voluntary donations to operate and support from grant-makers such as The Freemasons’ Grand Charity means that the pilots, doctors and paramedics can continue to save lives.

Speaking about the donation, Roland Stokes, Charity Steward of the West Kent Lodge of Charity, said: “We are delighted to be able to show our support for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance once again.

“Charitable giving is central to Freemasonry and West Kent Province Freemasons are especially happy to support organisations that help save lives and provide support to people in emergency situations. The Freemasons’ Grand Charity works on behalf of all Freemasons in England and Wales, donating millions to worthy causes every year.”

If you would like to make a donation to the Air Ambulance please call 01622 833833 or go to www.kssairambulance.org.uk

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