Town fundraiser to open new shop

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A new Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) charity shop will open in Buxton next week.

The official opening of the Spring Gardens store, on October 24, will be carried out by Buxton resident Pete Corbett, who has been a local fundraising representative for the charity after suffering a serious accident while banger racing at Hi-Edge raceway in 2009.

He said: “Without the intervention of DLRAA, after my accident, I may not have been here now. It’s simple - they helped to save my life. Now I do all that I can to support them, and it is a real honour to be asked to officially open the brand new Air Ambulance store, in my own town.”

The shop will be based at 87-89 Spring Gardens and will be the charity’s 12th shop across the three counties it serves.

Donations of stock, and volunteers, are now being sought. Volunteers are asked to give whatever time they can, and can choose from working in the shop, serving customers, or if they prefer, help to sort out the stock.

To get involved, contact store manager Michelle Norcup on 07952 225394.