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Chesterfield charity store celebrates funding more than 300 lifesaving missions

Your local air ambulance charity boutique store in Chesterfield is celebrating funding more than 300 lifesaving missions for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).

The store opened its doors on 16 January 2015 and is situated in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, close to the Vicar Lane Shopping Centre. Over the past nine years the charity store has generated £783,052.47, funding more than 300 lifesaving missions – ensuring the charity can continue to deliver lifesaving care at road traffic collisions, sports events and industrial accidents, or for medical emergencies such as a cardiac arrest, stroke, or accidents in the home.

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 8,956 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 Joanne Spetch said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their amazing support over the past nine years. Without this support the crews wouldn’t be able to provide pre-hospital critical care in Derbyshire and further afield.”

“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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