Archway charity store celebrates six years of funding lifesaving missions
The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity store in Archway, London, is celebrating an amazing six years of helping to fund lifesaving missions for the vital charity by selling high-quality new and pre-loved items.
Situated in North London, the Archway High Street store first opened its doors on 10 February 2017. This charity store has helped to save the lives of critically ill babies and children across the UK by helping to generate vital income to support the lifesaving service.
Over the past six years, the store has generated £705,822.10 worth of sales for the charity, helping to fund more than 200 lifesaving transfer missions throughout the UK, helping critically ill babies and children get to the specialist care they need.
The local store has received 19,901 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 the children’s service by keeping the clinically bespoke-designed helicopter flying. The charity is changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children- alongside 11 NHS Clinical Partner Teams, including the Children’s Acute Transport (CATS) team based at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and the South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS) team based at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
The Archway Store Manager said:
“We would like to thank the local community for all the support they have given us over the past six years. We receive no government funding and together with your support we are ensuring the Children’s Air Ambulance can continue to support critically ill babies and children across the UK.”
“We continue to require support with further donations of high-quality pre-loved items as these provide vital income for the charity and without this we wouldn’t be able to continue our lifesaving missions,” she added.
The charity receives no government funding and relies solely on generous donations from its supporters to fund its vital missions – without this they wouldn’t be able to help save young lives.
The charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing lifesaving high-speed transfers for critically ill babies and children 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 preloved items, host a clothing bank, get involved in a challenge event, fundraise, make a one-off donation, or even sign up to volunteer. Your support will help to keep hope alive for patients and their families.
To learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3047 999.