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Our Fundraising

Worshipful Master's Charities

When a Worshipful Master is installed into the chair of the lodge he has the opportunity to nominate one or more charities to benefit from fundraising throughout his term (normally one or two years).

This year our Worshipful Master; Geoff, has chosen Midlands Air Ambulance as a regional charity and Chaddesley Community Care as a local charity.

Please find details below and if you are in a position to contribute then links can be found  below how and where to donate.

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Midlands Air Ambulance is a charity organisation based in the United Kingdom that provides air ambulance services to people who are critically ill or injured. It operates three helicopters, each staffed with a pilot, a critical care paramedic, and a doctor, who are specially trained to deliver advanced pre-hospital medical care at the scene of an accident or emergency.

The service covers a large area in the Midlands region of England, including the counties of West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, and Herefordshire. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can reach any location within the region in under 20 minutes.

Midlands Air Ambulance is funded entirely by donations from the public, and does not receive any government funding. The charity aims to raise awareness about the importance of air ambulance services, and to encourage people to support the organization through fundraising and donations.

Since its establishment in 1991, Midlands Air Ambulance has responded to over 54,000 missions and helped to save countless lives. Its services have been vital in providing emergency medical care to people in remote or hard-to-reach areas, as well as in responding to major incidents such as road accidents, sports injuries, and medical emergencies.

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Chaddesley Community Care

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Chaddesley Community Care began life as a Dementia Cafe in 2017 supported by Chaddesley GP Surgery and the Patient Participation Group. Over time they broadened their appeal to take account of local needs and changing circumstances.

They recognised the need to consider the developing Social Prescribing Agenda supported by the NHS and the Voluntary Agencies. The Management Committee took steps to explore the idea of seeking charitable status with a wider frame of reference. The cafe registered as a Charity in 2019 and members of the committee became Trustees.

On a monthly basis they aim to provide a welcoming cafe setting in Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall for those living with dementia and their carers, people recovering from other illnesses and those who may wish to enjoy company and meet up with friends in a relaxed environment.

Musical activity is a key feature of the monthly meetings with a planned annual programme which includes a wide range of musicians and local groups within the local area. Both Chaddesley Endowed Primary School and Winterfold School provide regular entertainment. Each year outings are organised to take guests to a local place of interest for afternoon tea.

The cafe are well supported by a team of volunteers who provide homemade cakes, conversation and a warm welcome.

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