The Masonic Charitable Foundation has announced a further grant of nearly £200,000 to support air ambulances across England and Wales which includes London’s emergency helicopter services. London Freemasons spokesman Tony Shields added “This magnificent donation follows the recent announcement of a further £100,000 to help fund London’s second emergency helicopter on behalf of the London Freemasons’ Charity.
This latest donation brings the total donated by London Freemasons in the past year to an outstanding £2,100.000. The support of London Freemasons is helping to make London a safer place to live, work and travel."
Charles Newitt, Interim CEO of London’s Air Ambulance said “The support of London Freemasons has been instrumental in allowing us to acquire a second helicopter and keep it in the air for the next five years. This additional donation comes as a complete surprise, we are extremely touched that our campaign has inspired London Freemasons’ members to go above the original pledge. We rely on donations to keep our service running and this money will help us reach more patients and save more lives” Since that donation we have received the following communication London Air Ambulance: -
Considering last week's incident at Westminster I just wanted to send a quick message to say thank you for your support of London’s Air Ambulance.
You’ve probably seen in the news that G-LNDN was used to deliver Dr Tony Joy, Dr Anthony Hudson and Paramedic Tony Montebello to the scene within six minutes on Wednesday. Our team worked alongside other emergency services, including the London Ambulance Service, the Metropolitan Police and the London Fire Brigade, to assess and treat multiple casualties. Our thoughts are with the friends, families and colleagues of those who lost their lives or were injured at the tragic incident in Westminster. We are all extremely proud to be part of London's Air Ambulance and we hope that you feel a sense of pride as our largest supporter. As ever, thank you for supporting London's Air Ambulance and helping us to deliver our life-saving service across London every day.
Very best wishes,
London's Air Ambulance