FREEMASONS have donated £12,000 to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

The funding was jointly made by the heads of mason groups in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire at a short ceremony at the charity’s headquarters in Strensham.

This takes the total funding made by Freemasons to air ambulance services across the country to almost £2 million over the past seven years.

Robert Vaughan, provincial grand master of Worcestershire, said: “A great many lives would be lost without the swift life-saving help provided by the air ambulance doctors and paramedics.

“This is why Freemasons are passionate about supporting the air ambulance services.

“Air ambulance charities are reliant on voluntary donations to operate and we hope that our contributions will help them to continue saving lives in the future.”