Most Excellent Grand Superintendent presents donation to the Air Ambulance
posted on 04 January 2017
As a proud Grandmother the Queen's Christmas Day message included coverage of Her Majesty's visit to the East Anglian air ambulance, where her grandson Prince William is a pilot. She reflected on the dedication and professionalism of the crews who can be called out, on average, five times per day.
If you are a regular traveller across the Province it is almost certain that you have seen the distinctive yellow and grey helicopter of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance flying overhead or perhaps been held in a queue on the M6 as the unfortunate injured of a major car accident are taken swiftly and expertly away to one of our major local hospitals. The time saved in transferring the patient to hospital can be vital in saving their life.
The Provincial Grand Chapter of Warwickshire Benevolent Fund has supported this very worthy cause in the past and was delighted to make a further donation of £10,000 recently. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp Philip Hall, accompanied by Trustees and members of the Fund Committee can be seen at Coventry Airport presenting our cheque to officials from the Air Ambulance.
Though our fellow Companions were given a VIP tour of the facilities, unfortunately (or fortunately) no one was given a ride in the helicopter!
In her message the Queen went on to reflect on the many acts of kindness made by ordinary people in many walks of life. For us charity is a key foundation of Freemasonry and the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent and the officials of the Benevolent Fund are very grateful for the support given by Companions and Chapters. Details of past and current donations can be found on our Charity Page and we would be delighted to highlight any event or donation your own Chapter may have made. In such cases please contact our Provincial Communications Officer at Provincial Communications Officer who would be delighted to assist.
Photographs by the courtesy of Will Satchwell.