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Doing Summit Good: Armadillo Team Conquer Mount Snowdon to Raise Money for a Good Cause

Doing Summit Good: Armadillo Team Conquer Mount Snowdon to Raise Money for a Good Cause

Last week, six of our colleagues from three Armadillo Self Storage stores completed a treacherous 7KM hike up the highest mountain in England and Wales, Mount Snowdon, to help raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Nina, Ken, Fran, Jenna, Dawn and Jonathon took to the notorious Llanberis path last week, making it to the summit and back after a tough five-hour climb. The climbers have already raised £230 so far for the charity, with more expected to come in the next few weeks. Jenna Rawley, Store Manager at Liverpool North says: “In an area team meeting we realised we all knew someone who was suffering from MS. So, there and then we decided to do something to raise money to help further the amazing work and research the Multiple Sclerosis Society does to help those living with the disease. […]

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Raise the Woof: Big Yellow Swindon helps local SN Dogs charity

Raise the Woof: Big Yellow Swindon helps local SN Dogs charity

Our Big Yellow store in Swindon has recently arranged to act as a drop off point for donations for local charity SN Dogs, helping to care for rescued dogs. The charity had been looking for a central-to-town, local business to become a key location for the public to donate items to support it. With only veterinary clinics outside of town acting as drop of points to date, the Big Yellow store has stepped in to make it as easy as possible for the local community and businesses to donate canned dog food, bedding and toys, to keep the animals content while in their care. SN Dogs is a Swindon, foster-based, dog rescue charity that relies solely on volunteers to run the company and care for dogs that are brought in from the local area. Volunteers at the charity will assess […]

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Hull Armadillo Self Storage supports North Ferriby United

Hull Armadillo Self Storage supports North Ferriby United

It’s been a miracle year for football, with Leicester City becoming champions of the Premier League…but there is another football dream coming true, not far from our Armadillo Self Storage in Hull. Armadillo Hull’s store manager John Colley has been a loyal supporter of local football team North Ferriby United for 10 years, and five years ago the branch started sponsoring the club’s match balls. Over the years, John has become a well-known friend of the club, and Armadillo Self Storage is recognised as a club supporter by everyone there, be it management, players, directors or fans. Since John and the Hull branch started supporting the club, North Ferriby United have achieved three promotions, and even a win at Wembley Stadium last year in The FA Trophy, narrowly beating Wrexham on penalties. On Saturday 14th May, with Armadillo Self Storage […]

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Big Yellow is supporting Go Dad Run 2016

Big Yellow is supporting Go Dad Run 2016

We’re proud to announce that for the third year running, Big Yellow Self Storage will be supporting Go Dad Run. This year, Go Dad Run is hosting a series of 5K and 10K runs for men and boys to raise awareness of, and funds for, Prostate Cancer UK. The runs will take place across six UK cities – London, Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Sunderland and the Isle of Man – on the weekends leading up to Father’s Day on the 19th June. Go Dad Run was created by World Championship hurdler Colin Jackson, and aims to encourage men in the UK to regularly check their bodies and expand their medical knowledge around prostate cancer. The events are open to any male – dads, sons, grandfathers, uncles, nephews, brothers, cousins or friends, and costs for entry vary depending on age and what […]

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Big Yellow Colchester supports The Soma Leo Foundation

Big Yellow Colchester supports The Soma Leo Foundation

Our Big Yellow store in Colchester are proud to be helping out The Soma Leo Foundation, providing space and packing materials to support its Christmas Appeal. As trustees of The Soma Leo Foundation, our friends at Pound Gates visited Kenya to learn about the good work the Foundation provides. Recently, The Soma Leo Foundation has established a partnership with the Kenyan based Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF), and thanks to this they have developed the logistics that make the shipping of worthwhile supplies economically viable. Feeling inspired by their experience and their new found partnership, The Soma Leo Foundation have launched a Christmas Appeal. They are collecting donations to ship to children who attend The Soma Leo Academy and Senator Barack Obama Primary School, a community school supported by the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation. They plan to ship a container […]

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Big Yellow supports Go Dad Run 2015

Big Yellow supports Go Dad Run 2015

For the second year in a row, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be supporting Go Dad Run. This great event is a series of 5k runs for men and boys, helping to raise funds and awareness of Prostate Cancer UK. This year, the 5k runs will take place in six cities across the UK, so it’s easy for anyone to get involved. First up, they’ll be in Worcester, Bristol, Warrington and Llangefni in the build up to Father’s Day, and then runs in London and Cardiff will both be on Sunday 21st June. Go Dad Run was founded in 2013 by former World Championship hurdler Colin Jackson. He had an ambition to create something that would help raise funds and awareness when two of his uncles were diagnosed with prostate cancer, and only one survived. Entry costs just £10 […]

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Big Yellow Eltham supports Nepal Response Appeal

Big Yellow Eltham supports Nepal Response Appeal

Following the tragic news two weeks ago that Nepal had been hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, communities everywhere have come together to help support the emergency response appeal. Last week, Brindishe Schools called upon their local community to try and fill 50 large boxes to take to the British Red Cross charity shop in Eltham. The Big Yellow store in Eltham donated 50 boxes to help the cause, as well as rolls of packing tape. In just one day, almost every box was filled thanks to the generosity of families across the three Brindishe Schools. The Red Cross estimates that each box of donations could be worth up to £150, meaning thousands of pounds have been raised. The money will go directly to helping families and communities in Nepal to recover from the earthquake. Child and adult volunteers with […]

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The Separated Child Foundation at Staples Corner

The Separated Child Foundation at Staples Corner

At Big Yellow, we offer free storage space for a range of charities. One of the charities we support at our Staples Corner store is The Separated Child Foundation, who use our space to store the goods and to assemble Arrival Packs. The charity provides the most basic life necessities to separated children and young people who arrive in Britain. It is usually the case that they arrive after a difficult, demanding and often dangerous journeys. The Separated Child Foundation supplies duffle bags filled with toiletries, a towel, socks, underwear, clothing, an umbrella, non-perishable snacks and other essentials. Gloves, a hat and a scarf are also included in winter for the most vulnerable children. On Sunday 1st March, an event hosted at our Staples Corner store saw volunteers reach a new milestone; completing the 5000th arrival pack to go to […]

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Big Yellow kits out the Dorothy Stringer Rugby Tour, 2015

Big Yellow kits out the Dorothy Stringer Rugby Tour, 2015

Big Yellow Self Storage is proud to be the lead sponsor of the Dorothy Stringer Rugby Tour, 2015, in South Africa. The Brighton-based school will be sending 23 young rugby players to South Africa this April, and they have been tirelessly training and fundraising throughout the school year to ensure the trip is beyond a success. The school has hosted a number of fundraising events, including race nights, cake sales, dinners and music nights to help fund the trip, and Big Yellow has provided the team with a shiny new kit. The kit bought them off to a good start with a 10 – 5 win against The John Fisher School, and we hope it continues to bring them success throughout their experience in South Africa. We wish the boys the best of luck on their tour. The boys wearing […]

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On our bike for Millie’s Trust

The benefit of having a little extra space is huge, especially for the local charities that our Big Yellow stores support. But, we don’t just lend a hand with storage. This month Big Yellow Stockport is lending their feet to Millie’s Trust, a charity that was established in 2012 in memory of Millie Thompson. On the 22nd of September, Ben, Kev, Liam and Amy from our Stockport branch will be showing their support by cycling 450 miles on static bikes. That’s the same distance between our most northern store in Dundee to our one in Stockport. The guys (and girl) will be setting up exercise bikes, kindly provided by Pure Gym and sharing this very heavy cycle load over the course of five days. You can pop in to see them in action or donate online to show your support […]

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