During his year as Master of Athelstan Lodge 1333 (2008), W Bro Kevin Garner raised money for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. The proceeds from a Garden Party, Ladies Night and raffles contributed to the total.
W Bro Malcolm Owen and W Bro Frank Salt (pictured left) presented a cheque for £1,003 to the WNAA at their base at Coventry Airport.
The helicopter can be airborne in 45 seconds and can reach anywhere in Warwickshire within 9 minutes, and Northamptonshire in 15 minutes. It is the fastest and busiest helicopter in the country and responds to around 110 emergency calls every month.
The Air Ambulance is supported entirely through voluntary donations and costs £1.5 million a year to operate.