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Milton Keynes charity store celebrates funding over 250 lifesaving missions

Milton Keynes charity store celebrates funding over 250 lifesaving missions

The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity store in Milton Keynes is celebrating funding more than 250 lifesaving missions for the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA), as the charity celebrates 10 years of vital service.

The charity boutique store opened its doors on 23 November 2018 and is situated in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire just a short distance from Westcroft District Shopping Centre. Over the past five years the store has generated £882,667 worth of sales for the charity, amazingly funding more than 250 vital missions – enabling the charity to continue saving the lives of critically ill babies and children across the UK.

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.

The store has also received 103,759 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.

Store Manager Roz Thornhill said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for the incredible support they have given us over the last five years. Without this we wouldn’t be able to continue our vital missions, saving more young lives.”

“We would like to encourage as many people as possible to continue giving their preloved items as these provide vital income for the children’s charity, keeping the helicopter flying,” 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: or call 0300 3045 999.