Newcastle Under Lyme Shop To Open Soon!

We are welcoming shoppers to a brand new store on the high street in Newcastle Under Lyme.

The shop, which opens its doors on Friday 10th January, is only the second shop launched by the vital life saving service across the six counties it covers. The new store aims to further boost the charity’s fundraising total, as it costs the service in excess of £6.5 million to operate each year and on average £2,500 per mission.

Jason Levy, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance, states: “We are delighted to have a shop presence in Staffordshire. The local community in the county have been a tremendous support over the years, which is why we chose Newcastle Under Lyme as the location for our second shop.”

The team at the charity believe the shop will be a great success following on from strong trading activity at the organisation’s first shop, which opened in Wellington near Telford in December 2012.

Jason adds: “We are hoping our Newcastle Under Lyme store will help to save countless lives across the region, but we can’t do it without the public’s assistance. If you have any unwanted quality furniture, clothes, bric-a-brac or even working electrical goods that you don’t want any more, we’d love to hear from you and will even collect, it’s as easy at that!”

In addition to good quality items, the charity is also looking for new volunteers to assist in the shop, so if you’re interested in donating some of your spare time to support a fantastic local cause, then do get in touch.

Jason concludes: “If you’re looking for inspiration for a gift or just something for yourself and you’re on a budget, do pop into our store from the 10th  as we’d love to see you there.”

If you are interested in donating good quality items to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s new Newcastle Under Lyme shop, or you’d like to find out more about the volunteering opportunities, please contact us on 0800 8 40 20 40.

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.