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Staffordshire charity store celebrates funding over 600 lifesaving missions

The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity store in Rugeley, is celebrating funding more than 600 lifesaving missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK, as the charity celebrates 10 years of vital service.

The charity store opened its doors on 04 October 2012 and is situated in the industrial and market town of Rugeley, Staffordshire. Over the past eleven years the hardworking store has generated an incredible £2,241,708.91 worth of sales, enabling the charity to continue to save young lives across the UK.

The store has also received 58,487 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.

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.

Store Manager Simon Mitchell said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their amazing support over the last eleven years. Together we are making even more lifesaving missions possible for critically ill babies and children across the UK.”

“We would like to encourage as many people as possible to continue giving their bric-a-brac, preloved items and unwanted clothing as these really do provide vital income for the children’s charity,” he 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.