Local children’s charity store celebrates funding vital children’s flights
The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity store in Burton-on-Trent, is celebrating funding more than 400 lifesaving transfer missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK, as the charity celebrates 10 years of vital service.
The charity homeware store opened its doors on 13 August 2016, situated in the market town of Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire, just a stone’s throw from The Octagon Shopping Centre. Over the past seven years, the hardworking store team have generated £1,453,273.51 worth of sales for the charity, enabling the charity to continue saving young lives.
The store has also received 26,176 bags of generously donated goods since 2016, 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 homeware store 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.
Store Manager, Steve Smith said: “We would like to thank the local community for the amazing support they have given over the past seven years. The pre-loved items donated, and funds raised in our store will help to keep the vital missions of the Children’s Air Ambulance across the UK possible.”
“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, and is encouraging people to show their support by attending TCAA’s Open Day on 09 September 2023 at Wetherby Racecourse, West Yorkshire.
To learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.