Start-up of the week: Charity boutique pops up in Archway

The team outside the new Air Ambulance store in Junction Road.

The team outside the new Air Ambulance store in Junction Road. - Credit: Archant

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney/Islington. This week, we found out Archway has a new boutique.

A kids’ charity has opened a boutique opposite Archway station in an effort to raise money.

The Children’s Air Ambulance, which relies entirely on public support, will be selling a range of fashion, homeware, accessories and bric-a-brac to raise money.

Bosses are also calling on the public to either donate items to boost stock or get behind the till themselves.

Area retail manager Dave Buttress said: “We’ve had a warm welcome from the local community already and we’re excited to be opening up in this busy and vibrant area.”

The charity provides a flying intensive care unit – transferring critically ill children to the specialist care they need, wherever it is in the UK. It costs about £2,800 each rescue.

To donate or volunteer pop in or call 0300 3045 999.

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