Freemasons make £98,000 donation to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Members of the Thornborough Lodge present the money to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has received a £98,000 donation from the Thornborough Lodge Freemasons in Leyburn and Hebden Bridge Freemasons.

The funds will be used to buy essential equipment, including state-of-the-art handheld ultrasound devices for each YAA helicopter and rapid response vehicle’s (RRV’s), specialist helmets for the medical crew, and the implementation and six-year subscription of PHEMnet, a cutting-edge clinical and patient database system.

Dr Stuart Reid, Medical Director at Yorkshire Air Ambulance, emphasised the positive impact of the ultrasound machines, stating, “The introduction of handheld ultrasound devices will significantly enhance our diagnostic capabilities, particularly in cases of cardiac arrests.

“This advanced technology will empower our medical teams to make critical decisions swiftly, ultimately improving patient outcomes and aiding us to save more lives.”

Expressing gratitude for the Freemason groups’ invaluable support, Mike Harrop, chairman of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, remarked, “We are deeply grateful for the generosity shown by Thornborough Lodge Freemasons and the Hebden Bridge, Lodge of Prince Frederick Freemasons.

“Their donations not only provides vital equipment but also serves as a testament to the community spirit that fuels Yorkshire Air Ambulance. With their support, we are empowered to continue our lifesaving mission, ensuring that every person in need receives the highest standard of care, no matter where they are in Yorkshire.”

Earlier this year, the Freemason groups were welcomed to YAA’s Nostell Air Support Unit in Wakefield, where they had the opportunity to see one of the YAA’s operational H145 D3 helicopters up close, and meet the dedicated team of pilots, paramedics, doctors and other key members of the charity’s staff, further strengthening the bond between the organisations.

Robert Walker, a member of both Thornborough Lodge No 6434 in Leyburn and a previous member of the Hebden Bridge, Lodge of Prince Frederick Freemasons, played a pivotal role in facilitating the donation process.

He said: “It is an honour to facilitate this meaningful contribution on behalf of both Thornborough Lodge and the Lodge of Prince Frederick.

“The Freemason ethos of charity and community support resonates deeply with the mission of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, and we are proud to play a part in advancing their life-saving work.”

 

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  1. The freemasons are the enemies of the protestant Churches. Devil worshipping prior to parliament. Not wise at your age. There are political figures burning in hell.

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