Province of Cornwall OSM - funding more missions, saving more lives
On Friday 20 December, R.Wy. Bro. Michael Barnard MBE, PGSR for the Province of Cornwall, Wy.Bro. Chris Sharrinton and Wy.Bro. Trevor Conroy PGSwdB, ProvGRec visited the Cornwall Air Ambulance staff to present a cheque to the Trust towards the cost of buying a new helicopter.
The cheque for £1,000 included £500 from the Brethren of the Province and £500 matched funding from the OSM Benevolent Fund.
It was a very informative day, and we are told that the trust are well on the way to achieving their target of £2.5million.
It was clear to see that in a county as remotely populated as Cornwall there is a real need for their services - the air ambulance crew attend to over 800 missions each year.
The new helicopter is faster, more powerful and has double the fuel range of the current helicopter, meaning more missions and saving more lives.