Allenton charity store celebrates five years of funding lifesaving missions
Your Local Air Ambulance boutique store in Allenton, Derby, is celebrating five years of helping to fund lifesaving missions for the vital Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) by selling high-quality new and pre-loved items.
Situated in the city of Derby, the store first opened its doors on 16 February 2018, and over the past five years, the store has generated £415,771.70 worth of sales for the charity. This incredible amount has funded more than 200 lifesaving missions– ensuring that more lives can continue to be saved with the crew’s pre-hospital critical care.
The local store has received 33,473 bags of donated goods but continues to require support from the local community with further donations of new and preloved items, as these provide vital income for the charity.
Funding from the charity’s retail store provides an invaluable source of income for this vital service, it keeps the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance crews on the frontline 24/7, 365 days a year, delivering pre-hospital emergency care to those who need it most.
The Allenton Store Manager said: “We appreciate the support the local community have shown us over the past five years. We receive no government funding and without this we wouldn’t be able to continue our lifesaving missions across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and further afield.”
The charity receives no government or NHS funding and relies solely on generous donations from its Derbyshire supporters to fund its vital missions – without this they wouldn’t be able to continue their lifesaving missions across the county and further afield.
The charity is celebrating its 15th anniversary of providing lifesaving service across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland in 2023. To help the charity mark this momentous milestone and support it so that its lifesaving missions can continue, why not visit a charity store and grab a bargain, donate unwanted clothing to one of many clothing banks, get involved in a challenge event, make a one-off donation, fundraise, or even sign up to volunteer.
To learn more, or to support the charity, visit: www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 0300 3047 999.