Local charity store celebrates funding more than 400 lifesaving missions
Your local air ambulance charity homeware store based in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire is celebrating funding more than 400 missions for the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), as the charity celebrates 20 years of vital service.
The Shipston-on-Stour store opened its doors on 05 June 2013 and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, just outside of the Costwolds. Over the past decade the store has generated an amazing £729,949.27 worth of sales for the charity – funding more than 400 lifesaving missions throughout Warwickshire and further afield.
The store has also received 24,666 bags of generously donated goods, which have provided vital income for the charity, but they continue to require the support of the local community for further donations of new and preloved items.
Funding from the charity’s homeware store provides an invaluable source of income for this vital service, relying entirely on donations to raise the £1,700 needed for each rescue mission – as the charity receives no government or National Lottery funding. It keeps the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance crews on the frontline, delivering pre-hospital critical care to those who need it most.
Store Manager, Susan Thorn said: “We would like to thank the amazing local community who have supported us over the past decade. Without their support our charity wouldn’t be able to continue to save lives 24/7, 365 days a year across Warwickshire and further afield.”
“We still need the continued support of the community with their donations of pre-loved items to our store – this creates vital income needed to make the lifesaving missions possible,” she added.
The charity is celebrating 20 years of providing lifesaving service across Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, developing over the years into the leading provider of pre-hospital critical care it is today. To help the charity mark this momentous milestone and support it so its missions can continue, why not visit a charity store and grab a bargain, donate unwanted clothing to one of many clothing banks, get involved in a challenge event, fundraise, or even sign up to volunteer.
To get involved please visit: www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.