Stow-on-the-Wold charity store celebrates funding over 200 lifesaving missions
The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity store in Stow-on-the-Wold is celebrating funding more than 200 lifesaving missions for the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA), as the charity celebrates 10 years of vital service.
The charity boutique store opened its doors on 23 November 2017 and is situated in the beautiful Cotswolds, surrounded by stunning countryside. Over the past six years the store has generated £824,363 worth of sales for the charity, amazingly funding more than 200 vital 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 21,531 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.
Store Manager Sarah-Anne Devaney said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their amazing support over the last six years. Without their support our crews wouldn’t be able to continue saving the lives of 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,” she 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: www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.