Howard Lake | 10 November 2016 | News Tagged with: Funding Research / statistics service clubs London Freemasons donate a further £500k to London’s Air Ambulance 55 total views, 3 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement As a result, London’s Air Ambulance is now able to fly more days, longer hours, and take its advanced trauma care to more people across the capital.In 2015, the single emergency medical helicopter was out of action for the equivalent of 62 days for necessary maintenance. Since the second aircraft became operational in January 2016, the service has only been without helicopter cover for the equivalent of five days.London Freemasons has 40,000 members in 1,350 lodges across the capital. It raised the money through personal contributions from members meeting across London.Metropolitan Grand Master, Sir Michael Snyder said:“London Freemasons have responded magnificently to the challenge, totally embracing the initiative and allowing us to complete the fundraising in only 18 months rather than the expected 24! It hasn’t just been our members either, as they have been joined by their families and friends in totally supporting our pledge to support the communities of London with this very special and now completed project.” London Freemasons have donated £500,000 to London’s Air Ambulance. The gift, made on their Investiture Day, is the final instalment of their pledge to raise £2 million to help the charity purchase a second helicopter for London. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 56 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 The cost of running the London’s Air Ambulance, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is £8.5 million a year. The charity’s doctors are seconded from Barts Health NHS Trust, and its paramedics from London Ambulance Service. All other costs, including running costs, pilots, fire crew, fuel and charity staff are entirely funded by donations.London Freemasons have also recently donated five high powered Volkswagen Tiguan rapid response cars to help support the work of the London Ambulance Service on the roads of London.
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Four Fayette Regional Health System employees are facing charges after an investigation by the Indiana Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.A complaint was received by the attorney generals office via email, launching an investigation into alleged instances of forged prescriptions for medications at the facility.According to court documents, the following individuals were charged:Jerry Ferryman, 50, a physician’s assistant, is charged with six Class A felony counts and one Class B felony count of dealing in a narcotic drug, and seven counts of forgery as a Class C felony.Dr. Daniel Palmer, 56, is charged with seven Class A felony counts and two Class B felony counts of conspiracy to commit dealing in a narcotic drug, two Class A felony counts and one Class B felony count of conspiracy to deal in a controlled substance, and 11 counts of conspiracy to commit forgery as a Class C felony.Dr. David Ringel, 54, is charged with two Class A felony counts and eight class B felony counts of conspiracy to dealing in a controlled substance and nine Class C felony counts of conspiracy to commit forgery.David M. Wulff, a physician’s assistant at the facility, was previously charged for dealing in narcotics, dealing in controlled substances, forgery and acquiring controlled substances by fraud.Authorities believe that the two physicians pre-signed prescription forms and a physician’s assistant used those forms to write unlawful prescriptions.Ferryman, Dr. Palmer, and Dr. Ringel were arrested and bonded out of the Fayette County Jail on Nov. 15.
The National Weather Service has issued a advisory that for southeastern Indiana for the possibility of areas of light snow this morning.Light snow will overspread the region through the morning hours before transitioning to more of a mix of rain and snow and eventually all rain by this afternoon. Although road temperatures are generally above freezing, a few slick spots may develop in brief heavier snow rates.