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Newark charity store celebrates funding more than 400 lifesaving missions

The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) homeware charity store in Newark is celebrating funding more than 400 lifesaving missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK.

The charity store opened its doors on 14 January 2017 and is conveniently located in the centre of Newark-on-Trent. Over the past seven years the charity store has generated £1,469,802.45 incredibly funding more than 400 lifesaving missions – enabling the charity to continue saving young lives across the UK.

The Children’s Air Ambulance is a charity 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 41,755 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 charity.

Store Manager Melissa Kirk said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their amazing support over the last seven years. We receive no government or National Lottery funding for our lifesaving missions and rely solely on support from the local community to keep our helicopters flying.”

“Please continue to donate pre-loved items and shop with us to help raise vital funds,” she added.

To learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.