Cheylesmore charity store funds vital missions for a decade
Your local air ambulance’s Cheylesmore store in Coventry is celebrating a decade of funding vital missions for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA).
The store opened on 27 November 2012, selling high-quality new and pre-loved items and has since generated an amazing £1,009,671.42 worth of sales for the charity, funding almost 600 vital missions and continuing to help save countless lives.
The charity store has received 72,950 bags of donated goods which provide vital income for the charity, ensuring the lifesaving service can remain operational.
Funding from the charity’s retail stores such as this one means the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance crews are available 24/7, 365 days a year to deliver lifesaving critical care at road traffic collisions, sports events, medical emergencies – such as cardiac arrest and accidents at home – and other incidents needing expert pre-hospital medical interventions.
Thanking the community for the amazing amount of donations they have received, Store Manager Angela said:
“The support we have received from the local community over the past decade has been overwhelming and this plays a vital role in helping to keep our service operational as we receive no government funding.”
“Supporters can visit us to check out our wide variety of high-quality new and pre-loved items and find themselves a bargain just in time for Christmas. From the whole team here, we would like to thank everyone for their incredible support to fund this vital service, helping to save lives across Cheylesmore and further afield,” she added.
The charity is celebrating its 20th anniversary of lifesaving service across Warwickshire and Northamptonshire in 2023. To help mark the momentous milestone the charity is asking for supporters to send in any photos, footage, clippings, or share their stories to help showcase how well the service has developed over the years into the leading provider of pre-hospital critical care it is today. To get involved please visit: www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 0300 3047 999.