Having dodged the heatwave from the day before, the Worshipful Master of Trinity Lodge 4751, David Gutteridge, accompanied by the Charity Steward, Simon Atkinson, called in at the Eaglescliffe base of the GNAA charity to make a substantial donation of £1,000 from Trinity Lodge 4751.
Handing over the cheque to Sophie Bendelow of the fundraising team, it was gratefully received given the annual costs of running the helicopter charity which in 2020-2021 was the princely sum of £5.2 million. A recent innovation is the ability of the newest helicopter, a Eurocopter AS-365N-3+ Dauphin, to fly over water having been equipped with emergency floats.
This means it can now extend its range of operations to the Isle of Man as part of trauma support.
Although the helicopters are not yet cleared to fly at night the GNAA operate Critical Care Cars manned by health professionals able to extend the range of emergency care of the GNAA during silent hours.
Find out more about this remarkable charity at: www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk
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