THE LOCAL Air Ambulance charity store in Stratford is on a mission – 160 in fact.
The shop, which opened its doors on November 24 2022 at the Maybrook Industrial Estate, has generated £280,311 in its first year, funding more than 160 lifesaving missions for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
The store has also received 9,421 bags of donated goods in that time, 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.”
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.
For more information visit: www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.