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Big Yellow unveils the 100 Poppy Roof

Big Yellow unveils the 100 Poppy Roof

Yesterday we unveiled the 100 Poppy Roof in association with Wild About Roofs and the Hounslow Chamber of Commerce to mark the 100 year anniversary of World War One. After just four months, the 100 Poppy Roof began to bloom and was ready to be unveiled to the public. The event attracted 113 visitors from 45 different local businesses despite the rain! There were also some very special visitors including the Mayor of Hounslow, Karina Smart, Annabelle Miles the MP of Chiswick and Brentford and Lord Sardar Sigh, the President of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce. The night kicked off with a speech from Mayor Karina Smart before attendants were taken up to the roof to see the 100 Poppy Roof. We’ll continue to maintain the 100 Poppy Roof, which you can see below, in memory of those who fought in […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage helps inner city rugby team continue their success on the pitch

Big Yellow Self Storage helps inner city rugby team continue their success on the pitch

Big Yellow Self Storage proudly supports a number of its stores’ local organisations and charities. With 37 London-based stores, Big Yellow was keen to help support the Southwark Tigers – the first inner city rugby club established in London. Vernon Neve-Dunn, founder of the team, set it up in the early 2000’s in the hopes of bringing people from all walks of life together through the game of Rugby. The team started with limited equipment and used a pitch in the local park but it has quickly expanded into a fundamental part of the local community. There are now nine teams in total, with players aged from 5-17 years. Vernon and the team welcome both boys and girls to Burgess park where they play and training is completely free. Vernon says: “We hope to make rugby affordable and accessible to […]

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Big Yellow boxes a-maze children

Big Yellow boxes a-maze children

We’re big supporters of local communities at Big Yellow, offering space, materials, advice and even boxes. Recently, our North Finchley team donated fifty boxes to the Akiva School’s summer fayre and was inspired by what they did with them. The school constructed a maze for the children to enjoy from the extra large Big Yellow boxes. The cardboard attraction managed to raise £477 for the school on the day so it was a great effort all round. Take a look at the maze below.

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Big Yellow Romford get lively for the Motor Neurones Disease Association.

Big Yellow Romford get lively for the Motor Neurones Disease Association.

Mike from Big Yellow Romford has been showcasing his musical talent in a band formed specifically to raise money for the Motor Neurones Disease Association. “The Lively Boys” are a group of individual musicians that play solo acoustic sets before performing together as a band at each gig. After Mike’s uncle passed away from the disease, the band formed and their first gig was played earlier this month. If you want to help support the guys you can donate at www.justgiving.com/lambo-fitzgerald or you can see them in action on the 30th May at the Essex Arms in Brentwood. We wish all the guys luck and look forward to seeing them play.

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Big Yellow Cardiff Getting in the Go Dad Run Spirit with Olympic Athlete Jamie Baulch

Big Yellow Cardiff Getting in the Go Dad Run Spirit with Olympic Athlete Jamie Baulch

Go Dad Run ambassador and Olympian Jamie Baulch popped in to meet the team at Big Yellow Cardif, earlier this week. Jamie was in town with the Go Dad Run tour bus promoting the forthcoming 5k fun runs in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. Big Yellow Self Storage are supporting the events which are being held in Cardiff, London and Birmingham on the Father’s Day Weekend, June 14th and 15th. Go Dad Run was created by British sporting legend Colin Jackson and are open to any man or boy aged 14 and over who would like to sign up, get sponsored and run, jog or walk around one of three special courses. On Saturday June 14th you can join Colin Jackson and his fellow Olympian Jamie Baulch in Cardiff and on Father’s Day itself, Sunday June 15th, Colin will be […]

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Big Yellow gets ready to commemorate 100 years of Remembrance

Big Yellow gets ready to commemorate 100 years of Remembrance

In August this year, Britain will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Nearly 1.1million lives were lost in service and each year Britain comes together to remember the sacrifices that were made. To mark the anniversary, Big Yellow has teamed up with The Hounslow Chamber of Commerce and Wild About Roofs to create the 100 Poppy Roof. The symbol of the poppy is used to commemorate Remembrance Day and it is because of this that the team has chosen to plant these seeds in memory. You can see the guys below working hard on the 100 Poppy Roof earlier this month. The poppies will take roughly seven months to grow and will be in full bloom on November 11th, ready to remember those sacrificed at war.

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Big Yellow is supporting this year’s Go Dad Run

Big Yellow is supporting this year’s Go Dad Run

We’re proud to announce that this year, Big Yellow Self Storage will be supporting Go Dad Run. The run helps raise awareness of Prostate Cancer UK in their continuing fight against the disease. The brainchild of former World Champion hurdler Colin Jackson, Go Dad Run is the only fundraising charity event in the UK just for men. It aims to encourage the male population to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for the disease. Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the UK with over 40,000 men being diagnosed every year, with over 250,000 currently living with the disease. Three 5K runs will take place in Cardiff on Saturday 14th Jun and in London and Birmingham on Sunday 15th June. Runners will be invited to wear the distinctive Y-fronts on top of their shorts, which just happen […]

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Armadillo Hull nominated for Business in the Community award.

Armadillo Hull nominated for Business in the Community award.

The team at Armadillo Self Storage Hull have been nominated for a Hull Daily Mail business award as recognition for the work they do in their local community. The team were shortlisted for the competitive “Business in the Community” award for their work for “Life for a Kid”, a local charity that offers support to children who require life-changing operations. Armadillo Hull has been supporting the local charity for four years by offering free storage space – just one of many charities the team supports. John Colley, a member of the team, also provides resource for other local charities and offers training and merchandise tips for local charity stores. John was individually recognised with an “Outstanding contribution” award. We’re really proud of the team’s great work. They certainly looked the part at the ceremony!

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The Chiswick Crew Have Muddy Good Fun

The Chiswick Crew Have Muddy Good Fun

After weeks of training, a team of six brave souls from the Big Yellow store in Chiswick took part in Push it for the Peace, a demanding five mile obstacle course in aid of the Peace Hospice in Watford. The gruelling challenge saw Nikki, Gino, Aqua, Darren, Anna and Ali climbing, crawling, swinging and splashing their way through miles of testing obstacles set around Cassiobury Park, Watford. Nikki Wilson, Big Yellow charity co-ordinator, comments: “This is the second time this year that we have been involved in this terrific initiative and it is a cause that we feel extremely passionate about. We will continue our support to help the charity reach their targets. The mud won’t defeat us!” Each year The Peace Hospice aims to raise £3.8 million in order to run and develop their services, which are free to […]

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Big Yellow’s Big Battle in 100K Charity Run

Big Yellow’s Big Battle in 100K Charity Run

Ali Velayat from Big Yellow Chiswick is the toast of the store after raising £700 for Macmillan Cancer Care, as part of a gruelling London to Brighton running challenge. Ali, store manager, took on the punishing test, covering over 100 kilometres and 1,400 metres of ascent on varied terrain completing the race in 12 hours and 47 minutes – far ahead of the other 1,750 competitors. Starting in Richmond Upon Thames, the route headed south into the suburbs of London, then on through the heart of Surrey and Sussex, over the South Downs towards the finish line in Brighton. Well done, Ali, from all at Big Yellow!

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