Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Huddersfield’s Peter Sunderland, Chairman of Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA), reiterates his grateful thanks to Yorkshire Freemasons for their “amazing and continuing support” for the charity.
It costs YAA £12,000 a day to keep their two helicopters operational. Peter commented on how valuable and appreciated the support of the Masonic Grand Charity (MCF), West Riding Masonic Charities Limited (WRMCL), and individual Lodge contributions over a sustained period of time is.
WRMCL director, Colin Dent, and APGM, John Gledhill, enjoyed a conducted tour of the support unit base at Nostell Priory. They gained an insight into the controls of the new £6m Airbus 145, and state-of-the-art medical kit from on-duty pilots, doctor and paramedics.
Director of fund-raising, Paul Gowland, confirms that a YAA representative will gladly attend Lodge meetings or social functions to explain the work of this rapid-response and life-saving charity. White Rose of York Lodge are to host such an event for members, family and friends at Tapton Masonic Hall on 7 July 2017.