The Air Ambulance for Kent Surrey Sussex, strive to save lives by providing the best possible medical care every minute of the day, every day of the year. They are an independent charity, so every penny they receive is truly valued.
Last year alone, they were called out to help over 2,000 people in life-threatening conditions. They never stop innovating and improving the care they can give, which means every donation they receive is vital.
On Tuesday the 30th of October 2018, the head of the Freemasons’ for East Kent, Neil Johnstone, presented a cheque to the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance at Rochester Airport for £4,000. The grant was donated by the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) and has brought the total Masonic support given to the Air Ambulance Service to over £2.2 million since 2007 supporting over 22 Air Ambulances across England and Wales.. The MCF is one of the largest grant making charities in the country and is funded entirely by the generosity of Freemasons and their families.
Presenting the cheque to the Air Ambulance crew of Jasmit Mohindru, Gabriel Jones and Caroline Rose, Neil said ‘Words will never truly describe the life changing differences that you make to the people of our local communities who call upon your services. I am certain that many people today are grateful to you and we are glad that we can help to support the service now and in the future’
The grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation was co-ordinated through the main charity for the Masonic Province of East Kent, the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity (CEKFC). Supporting Neil Johnstone from the charity were the CEO Peter Rhodes, the Chairman Pat Thomas, and the Head of Charities for East Kent, Mark Bassant.