Head of Cumbria Freemasons, Bill Bewley teamed up with Barry Kirkbride the head of the Mark Freemasons to donate a new defibrillator.  

This followed a request from the Solway Aviation Museum for assistance purchasing a defibrillator. 

A brief discussion within Cumbria Freemasons resulted in joint funding for the provision of the machine, resulting in a total cost of £1614.  

The museum is located near Carlisle Airport and is run entirely by volunteers.

A spokesperson said: "By having a defibrillator on site, it helps to provide peace of mind and the means to give lifesaving assistance to anyone on site, or in the community.

"This is a great example of local Freemasons supporting the community."

On Thursday, October 26, the heads of Cumbria Freemasons were delighted to make the presentation to the museum.

The defibrillator is mounted in a secure box outside the museum so that it can be accessed by members of the public when the museum is closed and is fully registered with the local emergency services.