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Pop-up fresh food shop in Henham supports Essex and Herts air ambulance during pandemic

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A pop-up shop in Henham is helping to raise money for Essex and Herts Air Ambulance as well as providing food for locals in lockdown.

Mount House shop is open on Thursdays, from 10am to 5pm, selling fresh fruit and vegetables, and for an hour on Wednesday mornings, from 8am to 9am, selling meat and fish.

Charlotte Philipps came up with the idea to support local suppliers as well as the air ambulance charity, which airlifted her own daughter to hospital following an incident a few years ago.

The pop-up village shop in Henham (34276770)
The pop-up village shop in Henham (34276770)

“I felt very strongly that the more we could buy in the village, the better," said Charlotte.

"We have a wonderful community shop, but they can’t sell everything, so we've been supporting a local fruit and vegetable supplier and have arranged for a fishmonger and a butcher to visit once a week.

“Many of our customers had no idea that their local air ambulance is a charity which depends on public donations for funding and that it is playing an important role supporting the work of the NHS.”

The pop-up village shop in Henham (34276776)
The pop-up village shop in Henham (34276776)

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust wants to raise £50,000 to cover the cost of providing PPE for its critical care teams. To donate, visit ehaat.org/ppe-appeal or text ‘PPE’ to 70588 to pledge £10.

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