Sheffield Children’s Air Ambulance superstore is now open
The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) opened the doors today to its second superstore, The Hanger, in Sheffield as the national charity celebrates 10 years of vital service.
The grand opening at the Kilner Way Retail Park superstore was attended by the charity’s ambassador, social influencer and charity shop advocate ‘Charity Shop Girl’ – Jennifer Brady, who has a passion for sustainability and charity shopping.
Visitors and guests had the opportunity to have a look around the superstore and shop the fantastic extensive variety of new and pre-loved homeware, furniture, electricals, clothing bric-a-brac, and brand-new white goods – all to raise vital funds for the lifesaving service.
The national charity works alongside 11 NHS Retrieval Teams -including The Embrace Yorkshire & Humber Infant & Children’s Transport Service (Embrace), part of Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundations Trust – and leads the way in paediatric and neonatal transfers by providing high-speed, specialist clinical transfers for critically ill babies and children in its clinically designed helicopters.
Officially opening the superstore on behalf of TCAA, ambassador Jen Brady said: “It’s really great to be here, I am a huge supporter of charities, charity shops, and volunteering, so of course, I’d want to support this vital service.
“I am so passionate about getting people to shop more sustainably, and the fact that shopping in this charity superstore will also help support and contribute to the Children’s Air Ambulance continuing the incredible work they do makes it even better. The superstore looks fantastic, I urge people to come down, have a look around and purchase some great items while supporting the Children’s Air Ambulance.”
This is a unique and exciting opening in Sheffield. The superstore will raise vital funds for the service and help from the local community will help save many children’s lives.
“Following the successful opening of TCAA’s flagship Doncaster superstore in 2019 and its recent Salford store, the charity is extremely excited to share the opening of this new superstore with the Sheffield community, and it was brilliant to see so many people attend today,” said TCAA’s Head of Retail, Hannah Coventry.
“The success of our store is vital as TCAA receives no government funding and relies solely on donations from the public and retail income to keep saving lives,” she added.
This charity superstore has created 13 new jobs as well as many volunteering opportunities. People interested in helping should email [email protected] or call 0300 3045 999 and specify Sheffield superstore as the location for volunteering.
The charity’s donation station is open and makes it quick and easy for people to drop off donations; the charity also offers free furniture donation collections.