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Derbyshire charity store celebrates funding almost 600 lifesaving missions

Derbyshire charity store celebrates funding almost 600 lifesaving missions

Your local air ambulance charity boutique store in Swadlincote is celebrating funding almost 600 lifesaving missions for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).

The charity store opened its doors on 22 June 2012 in Swadlincote, Derbyshire in the heart of the town centre. Over the past twelve years the boutique store has generated an amazing £1,099,945.19, funding almost 600 lifesaving missions in Derbyshire and further afield.

The store has also received 64,588 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.

Within minutes, DLRAA’s critical care crews can be on the ground delivering pre-hospital emergency care and giving patients the very best chance of survival – this vital service relies entirely on donations to raise the £2,300 needed for each rescue mission, as the charity receives no government or National Lottery funding.

Store Manager Joanne Groves said: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone in the local community for their continued support at our store over the past twelve years.”

“We rely on our local community’s support with donations of pre-loved items such as bric-a-brac, clothing and toys to keep our vital missions possible and keep our crews delivering pre-hospital critical care 24/7, 365 days per year,” she added.

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