Members of the Provinces of North and East and Yorkshire West Riding presented the life-saving organisation with cheques totaling £12,000.
J Rodney Tolson, Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Yorkshire West Riding, said:
“Many people wrongly think it is funded by the NHS, but it isn’t and relies on the generosity of individuals, businesses and organisations such as ours. It needs £7,200 a day so our joint donations will help keep it airborne for the best part of two days.
I’m delighted to say that in recognition of past support we have given the charity, they are proud to display our symbol, the square and compasses, on their helicopters.
As an organisation, the Freemasons are the second biggest givers to charity in this country after the National Lottery, and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance is just one of many good causes we help support.
The cheques were received on behalf of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service, by regional fund raising manager, Bob Smailes.