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Archway charity store celebrates funding more than 200 lifesaving missions

The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) boutique charity store in Archway, London is celebrating funding more than 200 lifesaving missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK.

The charity store opened its doors on 10 February 2017 and is situated in North London near Whittington Park. Over the past seven years the charity store has generated £865,520.89 worth of sales for the charity, incredibly funding more than 200 lifesaving missions – enabling the charity to continue saving young lives across the UK.

The store has also received 25,890 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.

The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national charity changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care via the clinically designed helicopters, which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.

It is a charity funded entirely by donations and works closely with eleven NHS Clinical Partner Teams including the South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS) based at London Evelina Children’s Hospital and Children’s Acute Transport Team (CATS) based at Great Ormond Street in London.

Store Manager Joanna Phillips said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their amazing support over the last seven years. We receive no government or National Lottery funding for our lifesaving missions, so without this support we wouldn’t be able to continue to save the lives of critically ill babies and children across the UK.”

“Please continue to donate pre-loved items and shop with us to help raise vital funds,” she added.

To learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.