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Local children’s charity store celebrates a decade of funding lifesaving missions

Local children’s charity store celebrates a decade of funding lifesaving missions

The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity store in Crouch End, London, is celebrating a decade of helping to fund 10 years of lifesaving transfer missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK.

The charity store opened its doors on 28 March 2013 on Topsfield Parade, located just a short walk from the lovely Priory Park. Over the past 10 years, the hardworking store team have generated £1,113,142.25 worth of sales for the charity, funding over 300 vital missions, and continuing to save young lives.

The boutique store has also received 11,862 bags of generously donated goods since 2013, 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.

The national Children’s Air Ambulance provides the only intensive care helicopters in the country dedicated to transferring critically ill babies and children, at a high and safe speed, from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and neonatal treatment centres.

Funding from the charity’s boutique store provides a vital source of income for this lifesaving children’s charity.  It ensures the Children’s Air Ambulance can continue to provide its dedicated service across the UK, enhancing patient care for critically ill babies and children.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to our local community for their support over the past decade and without them, we wouldn’t be able to continue flying lifesaving missions,” said TCAA Store Manager, Sharon De-Freitas.

“We appreciate each and every donation we receive, and we would like to encourage as many people as possible to continue giving their bric-a-brac, preloved items and unwanted clothing as these really do provide vital income for the children’s charity,” she added.

The charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing lifesaving high-speed transfers for critically ill babies and children in 2023. To help the charity mark this momentous milestone and support it so its lifesaving missions can continue, why not visit a charity store and grab a bargain, donate preloved items, host a clothing bank, get involved in a challenge event, fundraise, make a one-off donation, or even sign up to volunteer. Your support will help to keep hope alive for patients and their families.

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