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Belper charity store celebrates funding more than 900 lifesaving missions

Your local air ambulance charity boutique store in Belper is celebrating funding more than 900 lifesaving missions for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).

The store opened its doors on 28 January 2011 and is situated in Belper, Derbyshire. Over the past thirteen years the charity store has generated £1,637,178 incredibly funding more than 900 lifesaving missions – ensuring the charity can continue its lifesaving missions in Derbyshire and further afield.

Within minutes, DLRAA’s critical care crews can be on the ground delivering pre-hospital emergency care and giving patients the very best chance of survival – this vital service relies entirely on donations to raise the £2,300 needed for each rescue mission, as the charity receives no government or National Lottery funding.

The store has also received 70,145 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.

Store Manager Jenni Buckley said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their incredible support over the past thirteen years. Everyone that has donated or shopped with us has helped to raise this amazing amount to keep our helicopters flying and our crews delivering pre-hospital critical care to those who need it most.”

“We still rely on the local community’s support with donations of pre-loved items, as these provide vital income for the charity and encourage the community to visit our store to pick up a bargain,” she added.

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