Charity store celebrates five years of funding lifesaving missions for children’s charity
The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) store in Stamford is celebrating five years of helping to fund the lifesaving service for critically ill babies and children across the UK.
The boutique store opened its doors in the quaint town of Stamford, Lincolnshire on 13 March 2018, selling both high-quality new and pre-loved items.
Over the last five years, the hardworking store team have generated £552,279.99 worth of sales for the charity, funding more than 150 vital missions and continuing to help save young lives across the country.
The High Street charity store has also received 10,862 bags of generously donated goods, which have provided vital income for the charity, but it continues to require the support of the local community for further donations of new and preloved items.
The national Children’s Air Ambulance provides the only intensive care helicopters in the country dedicated to transferring critically ill babies and children, at a high and safe speed, from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and neonatal treatment centres.
Thanks to the support and funding from stores like the Stamford boutique, the charity can provide its dedicated service across England to enhance patient care.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to our local community for their generous donations over the years and without this, we wouldn’t be able to continue our lifesaving missions and continue to lead the way in paediatric and neonatal aeromedical transfers,” said Stamford Store Manager, Joanna.
“We appreciate each and every donation we receive, and we would like everyone to keep on giving bric-a-brac, clothing, toys, games, books and DVDs to continue raising funds to support the Children’s Air Ambulance,” she added.
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 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 3045 999.