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Local children’s charity store funds nearly 200 lifesaving missions

Local children’s charity store funds nearly 200 lifesaving missions

The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity store in Hemel Hempstead is celebrating seven years of helping to fund the lifesaving service for critically ill babies and children across the UK.

The lovely charity store opened its doors on 11 March 2016 in Hemel Hempstead, just down the road from The Marlowes Shopping Centre, and over the last five years, the hardworking store team have generated £628,864.52 worth of sales for the charity – this has funded nearly 200 vital missions and is continuing to save the lives of critically ill babies and children.

The boutique store has also received 17,776 bags of generously donated goods over the past seven years, which have provided vital income for the charity. But TCAA continues 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.

Thanks to the support and funding from stores like the one in Hemel Hempstead, the charity can continue to provide its dedicated service across England, enhancing patient care for critically ill babies and children.

“We would like to thank every single member of the local community for the support they have shown over the years. We receive no government funding and together with your support we are ensuring that the lifesaving missions with the Children’s Air Ambulance can continue,” said Store Manager Sarah Piper.

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.