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An air ambulance service which covers Essex is to receive thousands of pounds from The Freemasons' Grand Charity.
Across the country, nineteen air ambulance services are to benefit from a donation of £180,000. Grants range from £4,000 to £20,000 with a further £12,000 yet to be allocated.
Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance has secured £8,000 and neighbouring East Anglian Air Ambulance has been awarded £16,000.
Since the Freemasons became a regular support of air ambulance charities in 2007, they have donated £1.3 million to the 22 air ambulance which cover England and Wales.
Laura Chapman, chief executive of The Freemasons' Grand Charity, said: "We are delighted to be able to show our support for air ambulance charities once again with a donation of £192,000.
"Supporting these rescue services remains popular within Freemasonry because of the important work they carry out in communities across the country. We hope that the £1.3 million that has been donated since 2007 has made a valuable contribution and helped to save lives."