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Market Harborough charity store celebrates funding over 900 lifesaving missions

Market Harborough charity store celebrates funding over 900 lifesaving missions

Your local air ambulance charity boutique store based in Market Harborough is celebrating over a decade of trading and funding over 900 lifesaving missions for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA), as the charity celebrates 15 years of vital service.

The charity store opened its doors on 16 July 2013 and is situated in the heart of Market Harborough, with plenty of shops nearby. Over the past decade the store has generated an amazing £1,628,638 worth of sales for the charity – funding over 900 lifesaving missions throughout Leicestershire and further afield.

The store has also received an amazing 54,474 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.

Within minutes, DLRAA’s critical care crews can be on the ground delivering pre-hospital emergency care, giving patients the very best chance of survival – this vital service relies entirely on donations to raise the £1,700 needed for each rescue mission, as the charity receives no government or National Lottery funding.

Store Manager, Sailesh Ghelani said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their support over the past decade and without this we wouldn’t be able to continue to provide pre-hospital advanced care and save lives within Market Harborough and Leicestershire.”

“We still rely on the local community’s support with donations of pre-loved items such as bric-a-brac, clothing and toys to keep our vital missions possible and keep our crews delivering advanced critical care 24/7, 365 days per year,” she added.

The charity is celebrating its 15th anniversary of providing its lifesaving service across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland in 2023, and is encouraging people to show their support by attending DLRAA’s Open Day on 30 July 2023 at Leicester Racecourse, Leicestershire.

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