Jeremy Parkin had his sights firmly fixed on the Air Ambulance being his nominated charity for his year as Master in 2106/17.
To this extent a total of £2400 was raised which has already been donated. To achieve this, the Lodge gave generous donations and held a dining event at the East Kent College. Further to this all funds from the Ladies Night, held at the Pavilion in Broadstairs went to this deserving cause. Along with his wife Rebecca, Jeremy was joined by Richard Proctor the Charity Steward, Keith Heard the Secretary and members of the Air Ambulance for a presentation at the Air Ambulance base Marden, Kent on 29th November 2017.
About the Air Ambulance
The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance operate two aircraft – one from Marden base in daylight hours, and the other from the Redhill base 24 hours a day. This means that no matter where you are in Kent, Surrey or Sussex, you are never more than 20 minutes away from the life-saving care that only the Air Ambulance can bring directly to your side.
When necessary, the medical crews can provide highly specialist care at the scene; they are able to anaesthetise, perform surgery and give blood transfusions to patients. Following treatment, they can airlift patients directly to the hospital that can best care for them going forward. Around half of the patients they treat are taken to regional major trauma centres, ensuring they can get the care they urgently need without delay.
For more information on this truly life saving charity, have a look at their website here.
When you find out that it costs £2500 per one emergency flight; this is a service that Porta Sapientiae Lodge, No 9429 have been glad to support.