Following a successful social event, Penybont Lodge No. 6743 was delighted to donate to the Wales Air Ambulance Charity / Elusan Ambiwlans Awyr Cymru.
The Master of the Lodge, W.Bro. Lee K. Page, fully supported the decision to assist the charity stating ‘Supporting this cause is so important as the Wales Air Ambulance Charity is funded by the people of Wales. I know that the charity operates some of the most advanced air ambulances in the UK, saving precious time and, ultimately, lives. My wife, Liane, and I thought it vitally important to provide financial support as it relies entirely on charitable donations to raise £11.2 million annually to keep the helicopters in the air and rapid response vehicles on the road across Wales.’
W.Bro. Bill Wilson, the Charity Steward of the Penybont Lodge No. 6743, also recognised the need to support the work of the charity. He said ‘this charity is on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They provide essential medical support across Wales whenever and wherever they are needed often in challenging circumstances. The donation made through our fundraising supports individuals and families in getting rapid medical care.’
The Lodge members contributed prizes to raffles held at the after proceedings of a meeting, with ticket sales and other donations going exclusively to support the Wales Air Ambulance Charity.
Also present at the recent presentation was W.Bro. Byron F. Butler who said, ‘I am delighted to see the Lodge support this cause as it provides essential first response care to those in urban and rural parts of Wales and illustrates how Freemasonry supports the whole community.’
Speaking at the presentation, W.Bro. Lee K. Page was keen to thank the members for their generosity. He stated that he and his wife, Liane, were grateful to those who supported the social event. He believed that this donation supports the objectives of Masonry and illustrates our care and compassion.
Barbara Williams who attended the presentation on behalf of the Wales Air Ambulance Charity said ‘One part of my role as a volunteer is to be an ambassador for Wales Air Ambulance and attend cheque presentations with those who have very kindly raised funds for us. It was an honour for me to attend the presentation at the Penybont Masonic Lodge and we are truly grateful for the support they have shown our Charity. Their generous donation will help to keep our helicopters in the air and our rapid response vehicles on the road across Wales. Thank you so much to all those involved.’
Pictured top of page (left to right) W.Bro. Lee K. Page, Master, Liane Page, wife of the Master, W.Bro. Byron F. Butler, W.Bro. William Wilson, Charity Steward, W.Bro. Andrew Wood, Secretary.