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Crouch End charity store celebrates funding almost 350 lifesaving missions

The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity boutique store in Crouch End is celebrating funding almost 350 lifesaving missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK.

The charity boutique opened its doors on 28 March 2013 and is located in Crouch End, London, just a short walk from the lovely Priory Park. Over the past eleven years the charity store has generated an incredible £1,250,144.77, funding almost 350 lifesaving missions – enabling the charity to continue saving young lives across the UK.

The Children’s Air Ambulance is a charity changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care via the clinically designed helicopters, which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.

The charity works alongside 11 NHS Clinical Partner Teams across the UK, including South Thames Retrieval Service based at Evelina London Children’s Hospital – transferring critically ill babies and children from various hospitals in London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, the South Coast, as well as Northern England.

The store has also received 13,776 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 Sharon De-Freitas said: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last eleven years. Without this support we wouldn’t have been able to continue to raise vital funds to support the charity’s lifesaving missions.”

“We receive no government or National Lottery funding, so we rely on the generous donations from the local community and businesses to keep us saving little lives,” she expressed.

To learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: or call 0300 3045 999.