Buckinghamshire charity store celebrates funding over 100 lifesaving missions
The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity boutique store in Princes Risborough, is celebrating funding more than 100 lifesaving missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK, as the charity celebrates 10 years of vital service.
The charity store opened its doors on 03 October 2017 and is situated in the lovely town of Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire, a short drive from Brush Hill Nature Reserve. Over the past six years the store has generated an amazing £366,557.68 worth of sales, enabling the charity to continue to save young lives.
The store has also received 30,164 bags of generously donated goods, which have provided vital income for the charity, but they continue to require the support of the local community for further donations of new and preloved items.
The Children’s Air Ambulance is 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.
Store Manager Claire Munday said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their amazing support over the last six years and the funds raised in our store will help to keep the vital missions of the Children’s Air Ambulance across the UK possible.”
“We would like to encourage as many people as possible to continue giving their bric-a-brac, preloved items and unwanted clothing as these really do provide vital income for the children’s charity,” she added.
The charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing lifesaving high-speed transfers for critically ill babies and children in 2023 and is encouraging people to visit a charity store and grab a bargain, donate unwanted clothing to one of many clothing banks, get involved in a challenge event, fundraise, or even sign up to volunteer.
To learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.