Charity store celebrates funding over 100 lifesaving missions for Oxfordshire-based service
The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity store in Headington, Oxfordshire, is celebrating funding more than 100 lifesaving transfer 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 31 March 2017 on London Road and is nestled in the heart of Oxfordshire, just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Bury Knowle Park. Over the six years, the hardworking store team have generated £524,578.93 worth of sales for the charity, funding over 100 vital missions, enabling the charity to continue saving young lives.
The boutique store has also received 32,352 bags of generously donated goods since 2017, 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 national Children’s Air Ambulance – which is based in Oxfordshire – 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.
Funding from the charity’s boutique store ensures the Children’s Air Ambulance can continue to provide its dedicated service across the UK, enhancing patient care and saving lives.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to the local community and for all their support over the past six years and without them we wouldn’t be able to continue saving the lives of critically ill babies and children across the UK,” said Store Manager, Michelle Roper.
“We receive no government or National Lottery funding and together we are ensuring that the Children’s Air Ambulance can continue their lifesaving missions,” 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.