A grant of £4,000 to the Wales Air Ambulance from West 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 Wales and has made more than 30,000 lifesaving missions.
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.
Stephen Hookey from West 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.”
Wales Air Ambulance relies entirely on charitable grants and donations. To donate, visit www.walesairambulance.com
In addition to the £4000 grant from the MCF, there was further £500 presented by W Bro Alex Walker, IPM of Teifi Lodge. The £500 was the proceeds of the Teifi Lodge Ladies Night held during his year as Master.
About the Masonic Province of West Wales
The Masonic Province of West Wales covers Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. There are 27 individual lodges with a total of 1500 members. Most major towns in the Province have a least one masonic lodge. For more information about Freemasonry in general and the Province of West Wales visit www.wwmason.com
About the Masonic Charitable Foundation
The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the MCF awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people. The MCF also helps to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contributes to worldwide appeals for disaster relief. In total, MCF support helps to improve the lives of thousands of people every year in England, Wales and internationally. As well as providing grants to charities, the MCF supports Masonic families with a financial, health or family need. Visit www.mcf.org.uk