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Leicestershire charity store celebrates funding almost 900 lifesaving missions

Leicestershire charity store celebrates funding almost 900 lifesaving missions

Your local air ambulance charity boutique store in Wigston is celebrating funding almost 900 lifesaving missions for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).

The charity boutique opened its doors on 08 July 2011 in Wigston, Leicestershire and is situated in the heart of the town centre, with the charity’s Wigston Homeware Store only a two-minute walk away. Over the past thirteen years the store has generated an amazing £1,171,104.54 worth of sales for the charity – funding almost 900 lifesaving missions in Leicestershire and further afield.

The store has also received 81,541 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 Anthony Sherrard said: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone in the local community for their continued support at our boutique over the past thirteen 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,” he added.

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