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New Stratford-upon-Avon air ambulance store is now open

New Stratford-upon-Avon air ambulance store is now open

Your local air ambulance has opened its doors to its newest home store on Maybrook Industrial Estate in Stratford-upon-Avon, to raise more vital funds for the lifesaving service.

The charity which provides leading pre-hospital critical care across Warwickshire and further afield, transformed a former Topps Tiles store into a homeware store and officially “landed” its second store in Stratford-upon-Avon today, 24 November.

Hannah Coventry, Head of Retail for the charity, said: “After being supported by the wonderful people of Stratford-upon-Avon and the surrounding communities for a good number of years – both with donations and as customers in our local boutique store- it’s been an ambition for the charity to bring a home store to our local supporters too.”

The grand opening was attended by the local Mayor, Cllr Gill Cleeve – who officially opened the store by cutting the ceremonial ribbon – as well as members of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) team and frontline crew.

Visitors and guests had the opportunity to have a look around the store and shop the extensive range of new and pre-loved homeware, furniture, electricals, living, and brand-new white goods. There were also great bargains on offer for Christmas decorations and ideas for Christmas presents.

“It is so great to see so many people from the local community attend in support of our home store opening today.

“The success of our store is vital as the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) receives no government funding and relies solely on donations from the public and retail income to keep saving lives,” added Hannah.

The charity relies entirely on donations to raise the £1,700 needed for each rescue mission. It urges supporters to visit the home store to shop and donate items using its free furniture collection service.

This new store opening adds to the charity’s portfolio of stores and comes before the momentous milestone of the charity celebrating its 20th anniversary of lifesaving service across Warwickshire and Northamptonshire in 2023.