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Cheylesmore boutique charity store celebrates funding more than 600 lifesaving missions

Your local air ambulance boutique charity store in Cheylesmore is celebrating funding more than 600 lifesaving missions for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) as the charity celebrates 20 years of vital service.

The charity store opened its doors on 27 November 2012 and is situated in the south of Coventry, Warwickshire. Over the past eleven years the charity store has generated £1,103,301, funding more than 600 lifesaving missions – ensuring the charity can continue saving lives across Warwickshire and further afield.

The store has also received 86,481 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.

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance receives no government or National Lottery funding and relies entirely on generous donations to raise the £1,700 needed for each lifesaving mission. The crews are available 24/7, 365 days a year, providing pre-hospital critical care to those who need it most.

Store Manager Carol Gibbons said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their support and donations over the last eleven years. With this support our store has been able to raise funds to make more than 600 lifesaving missions possible.”

“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 24/7, 365 days per year,” she added.

This year has seen the charity celebrate 50,000 missions and twenty years of providing its lifesaving service across Warwickshire and Northamptonshire , and is encouraging people to visit its charity stores 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.

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