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Children’s Air Ambulance closes Barnet store

The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) is encouraging its loyal London shoppers to continue supporting the vital service after closing the doors to its charity store in Barnet.

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 charity – which covers the entire UK – works closely with 11 NHS Clinical Partner Teams across the country, such as the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS) at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

The boutique store located on Chipping Barnet’s High Street – which provides vital income for the charity – has now closed due to the property it leased being sold.

“We’d like to thank our loyal customers for their support at our Barnet store. Although we have had to close this store, it’s not the end for the charity and we welcome all our shoppers to visit our other London stores in Archway, Crouch End, Muswell Hill, and Stoke Newington,” said TCAA Retail Area Manager, Jayne Botfield.

“Alternatively, people can still support the charity through shopping or donating 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.

Anyone wishing to support the vital service can click here.