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Lifesaving air ambulance closes Wellingborough home store

Lifesaving air ambulance closes Wellingborough home store

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) is encouraging its loyal Northamptonshire shoppers to continue supporting the vital service after announcing its closing the doors to its charity homeware store in Wellingborough.

Every day of the year, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance is saving lives. Its crew are available 24/7, 365 days a year to deliver lifesaving critical care at road traffic collisions, sports events, medical emergencies – such as cardiac arrest and accidents at home – and other incidents needing expert pre-hospital medical interventions.

Since January 2012, the charity has enjoyed strong support for its first homeware store located on Market Street, but with the charity evolving, the store will be closing its doors on Saturday 28 January 2023.

“We’d like to thank our loyal customers for their support at our Wellingborough home store. Although we have had to close this store, our boutique store, also on Market Street, will continue to trade. We welcome all our shoppers to visit our boutique store or our other stores across Northamptonshire,” said WNAA Head of Retail, Hannah Coventry.

“Alternatively, people can still support the charity through shopping or donating via the website,” Hannah added.

The charity receives no government or National Lottery funding for its missions and relies entirely on voluntary donations and retail store income to raise the £1,700 needed for every mission.

Since the store opened, total sales have generated over £1,750,896 equating to 1,000 potentially lifesaving missions. It has also received over 17,000 generous donations in-store.

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