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Christmas Clear Out to Help Your Air Ambulance

posted Dec 24, 2015, 11:37 AM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Dec 24, 2015, 11:37 AM ]
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) is calling for supporters to keep them flying high this Christmas by donating their old clothes, toys and household items.
The air ambulance shop in Bakewell needs additional stock to sell over the busy Christmas period and as we move into the New Year. Their shop is located at 7 Portland Square and can be contacted by calling 01629 813803.
The cold weather and decreasing daylight hours mean that driving conditions on the roads are far more hazardous. The festive season is a busy one for the air ambulance, with 73 missions in December last year alone. They don’t take a break for Christmas Day either, and fly every single day of the year.
Each mission DLRAA go out on costs approximately £1,700 and they receive no government funding, relying entirely on public support to keep flying. 
Keeping this vital service flying during the cold months couldn’t be easier. Supporters can donate their pre-loved items to the local air ambulance shop to help them continue their vital work.
For more information about the service and the closest shop to you, you can visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/how-you-can-help/shopping or call 08454 130999.