Air Ambulance Superstore Opens It’s Doors!
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance opened the doors today to its new flagship superstore, The Hanger, and Landing Pad café in Alfreton.
The grand opening, was attended by Alfreton Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Kerry, and gave visitors and guests an opportunity to have a look around the superstore and shop the extensive variety of new and pre-loved homeware, furniture, electricals and clothing.
Former patient, Pauline Dainty, cut the ceremonial ribbon at the opening and commented: “If it wasn’t for this Air Ambulance Service, I wouldn’t be here today opening this incredible superstore.
“The charity receives no government funding and relies on donations from the local community to remain operational. This new superstore is a great place to not only pick up a quality bargain, but to also help keep the DLRAA helicopter flying and saving lives, like they did mine.”
The Landing Pad Café also welcomed in customers and families who took a well-deserved rest with a coffee and cake after securing a bargain whilst their children thoroughly enjoyed the small play area.
Local air ambulance CEO, Andy Williamson added: “The charity currently operates 56 shops but this day marks the momentous occasion of the charity’s first-ever superstore. Once again we are breaking new boundaries within the sector with the size, layout and features of this superstore.”