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Your local air ambulance Leicestershire superstore is now open!

Your local air ambulance opened the doors today to its biggest superstore, The Hanger, in Beaumont Leys Leicestershire.

The superstore, located in the Beaumont Shopping Centre, Bradgate Mall, has undergone a substantial transformation over the last next few weeks and now the 20,000 sq ft space is the charity’s third and biggest superstore to date, offering customers a vast range and quantity of goods, as well as a donation station to make it easier for people to drop off their donations.

The grand opening was attended by charity staff, volunteers, crew, and the official mascot Blade. As the ribbon was cut, visitors were welcomed in and had the opportunity to have a look around the superstore split over two floors and shop the extensive variety of new and pre-loved homeware, furniture, electricals, clothing, entertainment, and brand-new white goods for sale.

The charity – which operates the 24/7 frontline Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) – relies on donations and income from its stores to remain operational, saving lives across Leicestershire and further afield.

“It’s great to be able to open our doors to the Leicestershire community today – and on behalf of the charity – I’d like to say a massive thank you to our local communities as we have already received such wonderful support,” says the charity’s Head of Retail, Gemma Ingram.

“We have such a vast variety of goods on offer here, so I really do encourage people to come to Beaumont Leys visit our superstore and shop with us, as we really couldn’t offer our lifesaving service without the public’s generosity,” adds Gemma.

The superstore opening follows this year’s launch of the lifesaving service’s brand-new replacement aircraft – so support for them at this time is essential as they attend up to ten potentially lifesaving missions per day, with each mission costing £1,700.