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Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Grant

Air ambulance 2017

The latest grant to the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance from Nottinghamshire Freemasons brings the total donated to £2.1 million.

A combined grant of £8,000 to the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance from Nottinghamshire Freemasons and Lincolnshire Freemasons has brought the total Masonic support given to air ambulances across the country to £2.1 million (since 2007).

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance covers 3,500 sq miles in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire 365 days of the year. The Charity’s crew responds to around 1,000 of the most serious, life-threatening and time-critical 999 calls, saving lives every day. So far this year alone, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance has been called upon over 400 times to road traffic collisions, cardiac arrests, sporting accidents, agricultural incidents and many more.

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. Karen Carter, Community Fundraiser at Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance said: “We are extremely grateful to Nottinghamshire Freemasons for their continuing generosity. We receive no Government or National Lottery funding so without support like this we could not continue to operate, saving lives 365 days of the year.”

Barry Woodhead from Nottinghamshire Freemasons said: “We are proud to be able to support the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. Thanks to the tireless efforts of their doctors and aircrew, many lives of local people are saved every year.”

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance relies entirely on charitable grants and donations. To make a donation, visit www.ambucopter.org.uk/donate