The latest grant to Wales Air Ambulance from South Wales Freemasons brings total UK donations to £2.3 million.
A grant of £4,000 to the Wales Air Ambulance from South Wales Freemasons has brought the total Masonic support given to air ambulances across the country to £2.3 million since 2007.
The Air Ambulance operates right across South Wales and has made many life saving flights so far this year, transporting seriously injured people to hospital and treating patients on the ground.
The grant, which comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, is funded by Freemasons and their families from across England and Wales.
During 2018, Freemasons from around the country will be presenting 20 regional air ambulances with grants totalling £192,000.
Steffan Anderson-Thomas at Wales Air Ambulance said:
“We are very grateful to South Wales Freemasons for their continuing generosity. Without support like this the Wales Air Ambulance would not be able to carry on flying and our life-saving work could not continue.”
Roy Woodward, Deputy Provincial Grand Master of South Wales Freemasons said:
“We are proud to be able to support the Wales Air Ambulance. Thanks to the tireless efforts of their doctors and aircrew, many lives of local people are saved every year.”
Roy Woodward, accompanied by South Wales Freemasons Charity Steward Robert Payne, presented the cheque to Steffan Anderson-Thomas of Wales Air Ambulance, at a recent visit to their Llanelli air base.
Wales Air Ambulance relies entirely on charitable grants and donations. To make a donation, visit www.walesairambulance.com