Latest grant to Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance Air Ambulance from Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons brings total donation to £2.1 million
A grant of £4,000 to Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance from Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons has brought the total Masonic support given to air ambulances across the country to £2.1 million since 2007.
The total contribution to Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance since 2012 by Freemasons is £23,358.
The Air Ambulance operates right across Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and has been on more than 420 lifesaving missions so far this year, transporting 95 seriously injured people to hospital.
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.
Chloe Bass, Legacies and Trusts Manager at Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance said:
“We are very grateful to Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons for their continuing generosity. Without support like this the Air Ambulance would not be able to carry on flying and our life-saving work could not continue.”
David Hagger, Provincial Grand Master of the Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons said:
“We are proud to be able to support the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance. Thanks to the tireless efforts of their doctors and aircrew, many lives of local people are saved every year.”
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance relies entirely on charitable grants and donations. To make a donation, visit http://theairambulanceservice.org.uk/donate/