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Sponsored Walk For Cash For Kids

Sponsored Walk For Cash For Kids

Staff members from Big Yellow Bramall Lane, Armadillo West Bar and Parkway have all taken part in a sponsored walk to raise money for Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids appeal. The aim of the Cash for Kids appeal is to ensure that every child in South Yorkshire and North Midlands wakes up to a gift on Christmas morning. The team has walked ‘miles for smiles’ and managed to raise £325 for the cause. Another way for people to get involved is to buy new and unwrapped gifts and donate them at selected stores in the area. Every year there are thousands of children across the region that wake up on Christmas morning with no presents to open. To find out how you can help the cause visit Hallam FM’s Cash For Kids website here.

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READ International Uganda Update (Part 2)

Throughout the six weeks in Uganda the student volunteers from the University of Edinburgh were faced with many challenges in the library and by the end they had managed to create a fantastic space. The opening ceremony of the library really brought it home to the volunteers what they had achieved. Children had the opportunity to explore the new books that had been donated to READ and kept secure in Big Yellow Self Storage’s rooms across the UK. The day was full of special moments as children of all ages surrounded the team throughout eager to be read to. Children from local primary schools performed during the event standing up reading in front of the others showing their delight at the new facilities. Members of the town council and representatives from the National Library of Uganda set out their ambitions […]

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READ International Uganda Update (Part 1)

On the 22nd August READ International completed its latest mission in Uganda with the help of student volunteers from the University of Edinburgh. They were able to successfully distribute over 29,000 textbooks to primary and secondary schools in the Mubende and Masaka districts. At the same time they were also able to aid in the renovation of the Mubende Community Library. When the team from Edinburgh arrived at the library it was a dark and gloomy building with a small number of books gathering dust in a storage cupboard. It was a large space so the team had to really get stuck in if they were to make a difference. The team showed the same enthusiasm that they demonstrated throughout the previous year when the team were collecting textbooks and raising money. For the first time the town had a […]

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Armadillo Self Storage Finds The Perfect Storage Solution For RSPCA Peterborough

Armadillo Self Storage Finds The Perfect Storage Solution For RSPCA Peterborough

Our Armadillo store in Peterborough has come to the rescue of a very deserving local RSPCA charity shop as it closes its doors for the last time. There is a new shop opening in the near future, but until then staff need to store their stock. In anticipation of the new shop opening, Armadillo Self Storage has donated free storage space for three months to help out. As a result, the RSCPA shop doesn’t have to spend money on storage and can instead channel those funds straight back into helping animals in the Greater Peterborough area that have sadly been abandoned or neglected. Visit RSPCA Peterborough for further information on volunteering and fundraising opportunities.

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Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Supports Rotherham Hospice

Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Supports Rotherham Hospice

Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Parkway was delighted to aid Rotherham Hospice with their recent storage needs. They are gearing up to open a new shop in the area which will become the fifth store for the charity. It’s scheduled to open early this month and will sell a range of bargain items including clothes, cards, DVDs, toys and household goods. As the Rotherham Hospice team prepares for the grand opening, Armadillo Self Storage has been able to donate free storage space to enable them to store donations safely and securely until the new store is ready to open. The stores are a very important source of income for the hospice as the contributions allow people to turn donated goods back into cash for the charity which supports people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The hospice is currently recruiting up […]

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Exciting News From READ International

Exciting News From READ International

It’s a very exciting time for READ International as donations have arrived safely in East Africa! Their summer team has recently received 280,000 books that are destined for Tanzanian schools and that will be transported across 14 regions of Tanzania this month. These are much needed donations that give kids the opportunity to learn from books that their schools could never usually afford. We’re also very happy to hear that READ International are receiving hundreds of queries a week from people who wish to donate books to schools in East Africa. Big Yellow is delighted to be able to donate space across the country where READ International can store books before they are ready for shipping. The new donations will remain in the UK until their new teams of eager volunteers start university in September. In the coming weeks ahead […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage Jumps For Life

Big Yellow Self Storage Jumps For Life

The Twickenham branch of Big Yellow Self Storage is delighted to have teamed up with pupils from The Heathfield Infant School to do a minute of non-stop sponsored jumps and star jumps. The youthful participants were taking part in their first ever Jump For Life event hoping to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity and has saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. They work extremely hard each year to raise awareness by running events such as Donation Station days which 13 of Big Yellow stores were involved with earlier in the year. Big Yellow Self Storage wants to congratulate the pupils from The Heathfield Infant school for this fantastic achievement in raising money for such a worthwhile cause. After all their hard work […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage Donations Raise over £1,000 for Cancer Research

Big Yellow Self Storage Donations Raise over £1,000 for Cancer Research

Earlier this year, 13 of our Big Yellow Self Storage stores across the country took part in a Donation Station Day for Cancer Research. We set up donation drop off points at our stores so friends, families and colleagues could donate bags of much needed items to help stock a Cancer Research shop. We managed to raise over £1,000 between the stores taking part which included Bristol Central, Liverpool Edge Lane, Poole, Reading, Sheffield Bramall Lane, Edinburgh, Finchley East, Balham, Peterborough, Norwich, Dundee, Stoke and Stockton. Some of the highlights of the day included 9 bags of donated items from Dundee totalling £243, 16 bags from Stockton totalling £460 and 30 bags from Finchley East totalling £180! Well done to everyone involved as it was a fantastic achievement to raise so much money on the day for such an amazing […]

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Quiz Night Sponsored by Armadillo Dundee Raises £2,020

Quiz Night Sponsored by Armadillo Dundee Raises £2,020

To support the Cash For Kids charity, a quiz night sponsored by Armadillo Self Storage Dundee raised over £2,000 for a great cause. Over 200 people and 40 teams went head-to-head in the annual competition at Fairmuir Social Club with Bowman’s Golden Girls being awarded the trophy for the winning team. The Cash For Kids charity has been established to support thousands of children across the region who suffer abuse or neglect, are disabled and have special needs or simply need a little extra care or guidance. Every single penny that they raise is changing lives for the better and provides a helping hand to youngsters when and where they need it most. Our own Derek Smith from Armadillo Self Storage Dundee presented a cheque for £2,020 to Tay FM’s Stewart Webster which has been awarded to Cash For Kids.

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Big Yellow Self Storage Birmingham Helping Haiti

Big Yellow Self Storage Birmingham Helping Haiti

The Big Yellow Self Storage team in Birmingham have been giving up their time and processing donations for the Haiti Appeal after the tragic earthquake in January. Among the items donated were clothes, food and blankets for the thousands that have been left injured and homeless. Head honcho Rose helped co-ordinate the appeal with the help of Central Removals who did local donation pick-ups from schools for free. A big thank you to the staff and children of South Leeds High School, who drove many miles to help. Big Yellow Self Storage would like to thank everyone involved who donated their time and effort into supporting this appeal.

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