A donation of £4,000 by the Freemasons Grand Charity has been delivered to the Air Crew at Baginton Airfield, the air base for Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. This donation is on top of the £5,000 allocated in the annual distribution of funds from the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association earlier this year, and a further £5,000 as a result of the accumulated funds from the Provincial Grand Master’s Famous Five in September last year. Similar amounts have been donated to the Midlands Air Ambulance – their Freemasons Grand Charity donation will have been presented by the Province of Worcestershire. The Provincial Charity Steward presented the donation, whilst the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W Bro Chris Rogers remained firmly fixed behind the camera.
An interesting discussion with members of the Air Crew provided a lot more background to the “state of the art” equipment in use in the helicopters which Freemasons have helped to provide. In England & Wales, there is no government funding for the service, although some staff are seconded from the NHS. The Province will continue to support both local Air Ambulances. Please visit their websites for more information: