Manchester charity store celebrates funding over 150 lifesaving missions
The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity store in Salford, is celebrating funding more than 150 lifesaving missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK, as the charity celebrates 10 years of vital service.
The charity store opened its doors on 22 October 2021 and is situated on the popular and well-established Regent Retail Park, Salford, Manchester. Over the past two years the charity store has generated an amazing £560,034.91 funding more than 150 vital missions – enabling the charity to continue to save young lives.
Previously offering shoppers both new and pre-loved homeware, furniture, electricals, living, and brand-new white goods, the store further introduced a clothing range offering ladieswear, menswear, childrenswear, and accessories last year to give shoppers a wider variety of goods.
The store has also received 7,431 bags of donated goods but continues to require support from the local community with further donations of new and preloved items, as these provide vital income for the children’s charity.
The Children’s Air Ambulance is changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care via the clinically designed helicopters, which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.
TCAA Store Manager Alan Edwards said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their donations and support over the last two years. With this support the 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 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 learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.