Stratford-upon-Avon charity store celebrates funding more than 160 lifesaving missions
Your local air ambulance homeware store in Stratford-upon-Avon is celebrating funding more than 160 lifesaving missions for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) as the charity celebrates 20 years of vital service.
The charity homeware store opened its doors on 24 November 2022 and is situated in the Maybrook Industrial Estate in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the town still features cobbled roads and classic Tudor buildings. Over the past year the charity store has generated £280,311 amazingly funding more than 160 lifesaving missions – ensuring the charity can continue saving lives across Warwickshire and further afield.
Within minutes, WNAA’s crew can be on the ground delivering lifesaving care at road traffic collisions, sports events, and industrial accidents or for medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest, stroke or accidents in the home. This lifesaving service relies entirely on donations to raise the £1,700 needed for each rescue mission, as the charity receives no government or National Lottery funding, so support from its stores is vital.
The store has also received 9,421 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 Sari Nagy said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their support over the last year. Without this support our crews wouldn’t be able to continue to provide pre-hospital critical care to those who need it most.”
“We still rely on the local community’s support with donations of pre-loved items and encourage the community to come shop with us for homeware, furniture, electricals, living, and brand-new white goods, and keep our crews flying 24/7, 365 days per year,” she added.
This year has seen the charity celebrate 50,000 missions and twenty years of providing its lifesaving service across Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, and is encouraging people to visit its charity stores 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.
For more information, please visit: www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.