Mumbles charity shop due to reopen next week Wales Air Ambulance is delighted to announce its Mumbles charity shop is reopening next week, after initially being forced to close due to the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. The store in Newtown Road will open on Wednesday, October 27th between 9.30am and 4:30pm and will be open each week Tuesday to Saturday between 9.30am and 4.30pm. The decision to reopen the Mumbles store follows the successful reopening of its shops across Wales. Following government guidelines, anyone over the age of 11 will be required to wear a face covering in the Mumbles charity shop, apart from those who have an exemption from wearing them. The Charity’s Joint Head of Retail, Rhys Richards, said: “We have gradually opened our charity shops throughout Wales and are delighted to be able to reopen the doors of our Mumbles store after it was forced to during the original pandemic. Our charity shops that have already opened are doing extremely well and we hope the Mumbles store will be just as successful. “We’d like to thank our customers for their patience for waiting for the store to reopen. Without you, our lifesaving service would not exist.” Wales Air Ambulance has four aircraft based across Wales, in Dafen, Caernarfon, Welshpool and Cardiff. Now operational 24/7, the Charity needs to raise £8 million every year to keep the helicopters flying. Wales Air Ambulance offers advanced critical care and is often described as a ‘Flying ED’. The on-board consultants and critical care practitioners are highly skilled and carry some of the most pioneering medical equipment in the world. They can deliver blood transfusions, administer anaesthesia and undertake emergency operations at the scene of the incident, before flying the patient directly to specialist care. There are several ways that the public can continue to support the Wales Air Ambulance. These include online donations, signing up to the Charity’s Lifesaving Lottery or by coming up with their own innovative ways to fundraise at home. Further information can be found via www.walesairambulance.com. Alternatively, a £5 text-message donation can be made by texting the word HELI to 70711.