Air Ambulance opens Truro store

Cornwall Air Ambulance staff and volunteers at the opening of the Truro store

A flagship fundraising shop for Cornwall Air Ambulance officially opens to the public this week, following a full refit in just two weeks.

The charity shop on King Street, Truro was officially opened on Sunday (July 31) with trustees, staff and volunteers in attendance.

Retail manager Julie Burley oversaw the refit, and said: “Retail is a huge part of our fundraising efforts during the year, and we couldn’t do it without our fantastic army of volunteers who help out in running the shops.”

Chief executive of Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust Paula Martin added: “The new Truro shop, which was refitted on a very tight budget, is absolutely stunning and will undoubtedly help with improving sales.

“We have worked really hard to encourage high quality donations and we are asking the public to think of giving to this local Cornish charity first when they next have a bagful of items.”

The Truro outlet is one of six Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust charity shops in the county. They help to raise the £1.5 million each year to operate the helicopter, which during this busy time of year flies up to five missions each day.