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Rutland charity homeware store celebrates funding almost 1,000 lifesaving missions

Rutland charity homeware store celebrates funding almost 1,000 lifesaving missions

Your local air ambulance charity homeware store in Oakham is celebrating funding almost 1,000 lifesaving missions for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).

The Oakham homeware store, selling new and pre-loved homeware, furniture, electricals, and brand-new white goods is one of two DLRAA shops in Rutland – the other being the charity’s Oakham Boutique store. The homeware store opened on 09 June 2017 and in the past seven years the store has generated a phenomenal £1,912,687.92 worth of sales for the charity, enabling the charity to continue saving lives in Rutland and further afield.

The store has also received 240,072 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.

Within minutes, DLRAA’s critical care crews can be on the ground delivering pre-hospital emergency care and giving patients the very best chance of survival – this vital service relies entirely on donations to raise the £2,300 needed for each rescue mission, as the charity receives no government or National Lottery funding.

Store Manager Heather Boam said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their amazing support over the past seven years and for the phenomenal amount they have helped our store to raise.”

“This support means that our crews can continue saving lives at road traffic collisions, sports events, medical emergencies – such as cardiac arrest and accidents at home – and other incidents needing expert pre-hospital medical interventions,” she expressed.

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