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Children’s Air Ambulance closes Banbury store

Children’s Air Ambulance closes Banbury store

The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) is encouraging loyal Banbury shoppers to continue supporting the lifesaving service after it must close the doors to its charity store.

The national Children’s Air Ambulance charity is a lifesaving transfer service which provides the only intensive care aircraft in the country dedicated to transferring critically ill babies and children, at high-speed, from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and neonatal treatment centres.

The boutique store located on Banbury’s High Street – which provides vital income for the charity – is closing its doors on Saturday 18 June due to the property lease not being renewed.

“We’d like to thank our loyal customers for their support at our Banbury store,” said TCAA Retail Area Manager, Jayne Botfield. “Although we have had to close this store there are many other ways in which shoppers can continue to support our charity.”

“We have stores throughout Oxfordshire including sites at Abingdon, Headington, and Oxford, and people can still support the charity through shopping or donating online via the website,” Jayne added.

The charity receives no funding from the government or National Lottery for its missions and relies entirely on voluntary donations to raise the £3,500 needed for every mission.

Since the store opened total sales have generated over £42,000 which equates to over 12 vital transfer missions. It has also received over 10,000 bags of donated goods.