Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Grant from West Kent Freemasons brings total funds raised to £2.1million

Photo: Roland Stokes, of West Kent Freemasons, presents £4,000 grant to air ambulance

A grant of £4,000 to Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance from West Kent Freemasons has brought the total Masonic support given to air ambulance charities across the country to £2.1million since 2007.

The life-saving charity operates throughout the South East covering an area of 3,500 square miles and a population of 4.5million people.

So far this year, their crews have been called to more than 900 missions, helping the most critically ill and injured people in the region.

The grant, which comes from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, is funded by Freemasons and their families across England and Wales.

During 2017, Freemasons around the country will be presenting 20 regional air ambulance charities with grants totalling £180,000.

Lynne Harris, Director of Income Generation for the charity, said: "We are so grateful to West Kent Freemasons for their continuing generosity. Without support like this, we simply would not be able to continue our life-saving work."

Roland Stokes, of West Kent Freemasons, said: "We are proud to be able to support Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. Thanks to the tireless efforts of their crews, many lives of local people are saved every year."

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance relies almost entirely on public donations to raise in excess of £6.5million each year. To find out more, go to www.kssairambulance.org.uk

 

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