Midlands Air Ambulance Celebrates A 1940s Revival

David Adams, retail manager at Midlands Air Ambulance’s charity shop in Wellington, is appealing to the public to donate retro clothing as the garments from the 1940s are in hot demand at the store.

“Thanks to the publicity surrounding a 1940s dance in Donnington which will help raise funds for the air ambulance, we’ve been inundated with people looking for clothing from the era, so much so we decided to launch an appeal asking the public to donate any unwanted quality 1940s or replica clothing,” states David Adams.

Tea dresses, ladies blouses, skirts and gentlemen’s shirts, as well as vintage handbags and jewellery are the most popular items, so if you have anything suitable in the back of your wardrobe, or perhaps in the attic that you’d be happy to donate to the Midlands Air Ambulance shop, then the charity is urging you to get in touch.

David concludes: “You can either pop into our shop on the high street in Wellington, or call our head office team, who can arrange to pick up your unwanted items at a time to suit you. Every penny made from donated goods goes towards our vital life saving service, so if you have anything you’d be happy to part with to help us raise funds, I’d love to hear from you.”

If you have any good quality clothing to donate, or would like to find out more about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, please contact the team on 0800 8 40 20 40. 


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