Coventry & Warwickshire

Air ambulance charity shop opens in Warwickshire

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance
Image caption The air ambulance is entirely funding by public donations

A new shop which will raise funds for an air ambulance service is opening in Warwickshire.

The new store, in High Street, Rugby, is the first shop to specifically raise money for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

The Coventry-based aircraft covers an area of 2,000 square miles and has carried out 7,000 missions over the past five years.

Each mission costs £1,000 and the service relies on public donations.

The service covers Coventry, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and other towns such as Market Harborough, Banbury and Solihull.

It costs about £1.5m per year to run.

The store is opening on Monday.

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