Atherstone charity store celebrates over a decade of funding lifesaving missions
Your local air ambulance’s charity store is celebrating an impressive 11 years of funding lifesaving missions for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), which this year celebrates 20 years of vital service.
Situated in the county of Warwickshire, the Atherstone store opened its doors on 24 February 2012 and over the past 11 years has generated an amazing £1,678,844.57 worth of sales for the charity, funding almost 1,000 lifesaving missions throughout Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and further afield.
The local store has received 89,383 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 Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance crews on the frontline 24/7, 365 days a year, delivering pre-hospital critical care to those who need it most.
Store Manager Denise Bates said, “We would like to say thank you to all our volunteers who offer their time to support us in the store and to the generous members of the public who donate to us, without which we wouldn’t be able to continue to provide our lifesaving service.”
“The support we have been shown over the past 11 years has been amazing and this has played a vital role in helping to save lives. We receive no government funding so rely on your support to keep our service operational.”
The charity relies solely on generous donations from its supporters to fund its vital missions – the dedicated support from its local supporters has been and continues to be greatly appreciated by the charity.
The charity is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing lifesaving service across Warwickshire and Northamptonshire in 2023. To help mark the momentous milestone the charity is asking for supporters to send in any photos, footage, clippings, or share their stories to help showcase how well the service has developed over the years into the leading provider of pre-hospital critical care it is today.
To get involved please visit: www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.