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  • 28th December 2010
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Mountain Trek In Support Of Cash For Kids

Mountain Trek In Support Of Cash For Kids

Derek from our Armadillo Dundee store was recently asked to accompany Cash for Kids coordinator, Alison Carr on a Mountain Trek in the High Tatras Mountains, Poland. The purpose of the trek was to raise as much money as possible for the Radio Tay – Cash for Kids Charity which the Dundee store is heavily involved with. Cash for Kids supports thousands of children across the North East of the UK who suffer abuse or neglect, are disabled and have special needs or simply need a little extra care or guidance. The trip lasted 9 days, which included 5 days of mountain trekking and living in the High Tatras Mountain range. Each day involved around 7 hours of walking and the occasional rock climbing at the steeper parts, to reach peaks of around 2000 meters. Day 5 of the trek […]

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  • 24th December 2010
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‘Elf’ Storage

‘Elf’ Storage

One of the letters has fallen off the sign at our Armadillo Hull store and we thought we would keep it that way over the festive season. The sign now reads “Armadillo Elf Storage” so if Santa is looking for some extra helpers before Christmas Day, then we’re definitely the place to come! To find out more information about how you can benefit from storing of your belongings and elves, visit www.bigyellow.co.uk/personal to get started.

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  • 23rd December 2010
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Win A PS3 Slim Console and Gran Turismo 5 With Big Yellow Self Storage!

Win A PS3 Slim Console and Gran Turismo 5 With Big Yellow Self Storage!

We’re giving you to chance to win a PS3 Slim console and the fast paced Gran Turismo 5 game. The console continues to offer cutting-edge features and functions such as the ability to enjoy high-definition Blu-ray disc movies and games, as well as various content and services downloadable through the Playstation network. The console and game will give you the ultimate driving experience with over 800 car models to race on 35 courses! To get your hands on this fantastic prize all you have to do is race over to the ‘Competitions’ tab on Big Yellow’s Facebook page and answer this question: Who was the last British racing driver to win the Formula 1 Championship? a. Jenson Button b. Nigel Mansell c. Damon Hill

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  • 15th December 2010
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Big Yellow Self Storage Supports Team 2012

Big Yellow Self Storage Supports Team 2012

We’re happy to announce that we’re supporting Team 2012 in the run up to the Olympic and Paralympic games in London. We’re the only self storage company to be supporting the fund. Team 2012 is a group of the UK’s top athletes that are united in their pursuit of success at major sporting events, culminating in the journey to London 2012. Richard Mantell (Hockey), Sam Oldham (Gymnastics) and Mel Clarke (Paralympic Archery) are all involved in raising the profile of the initiative. Their mission is to unite the nation to support all of Great Britain’s athletes and raise funds for Olympic and Paralympic sports throughout the country. This helps to build on the funds raised from The National Lottery and the Government to deliver better training facilities and build on previous success. Visit Team 2012 for further information about the […]

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  • 14th December 2010
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Win A Black Nintendo Wii Bundle With Big Yellow!

Win A Black Nintendo Wii Bundle With Big Yellow!

The fifth round of Space Savers in now live after Lea Grieveson walked away with an Xbox 360 console and a ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ game after storing 418 items with help of his friends. The prize for Round 5 is a Black Nintendo Wii Console and Wii Sports Resort bundle that will be given away to one lucky winner. To get your hands on this prize you will have to store as many prizes as possible with the help of your friends. Inviting your friends to play along will increase your score because you will gain points each time they store items. You can store an item in your virtual self storage room by catching all of the falling items from a moving van before they fall onto the road. You can then select and […]

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  • 9th December 2010
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Big Yellow Bagshot RSPCA Day

Earlier this year, 12 members of the Bagshot office visited the RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Chobham, Surrey for the second year running to take part in our Charity Day. The Millbrook Animal Centre is a RSPCA re-homing centre which finds new homes for hundreds of unwanted dogs, cats and other animals each year. Our team arrived at the charity to see what challenges lay ahead of them for the day. Painting a pen and stables seemed like an easy task at first but approximately six hours of hard work later, they turned a drab looking pen and stables into a sparkling palace for animals. Check out the photos from the day below!

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  • 30th November 2010
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Win An Xbox 360 With Big Yellow Self Storage!

Win An Xbox 360 With Big Yellow Self Storage!

We have launched the fourth round of our Big Yellow Space Savers Facebook game after Betty Blundell won a Fujifilm 14 megapixel camera after storing 549 items in their virtual self storage room. In Round 4 we’re giving you the chance to win the latest Xbox 360 console and a ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ game when you store items with the help of your friends. To be in with a chance of winning you need to store as many items as possible into your virtual self storage room. You can increase the amount of points you earn by inviting your friends to play along as you will gain points when they store items. To store an item in the game, you must catch falling objects from a moving van before they hit the ground. Once you’ve […]

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  • 29th November 2010
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Michael McIntyre Mentions Big Yellow!

Michael McIntyre Mentions Big Yellow!

In Michael McIntyre’s new autobiography he mentions that his wife’s ideal home would be one of our stores because of all the storage available. Mrs McIntyre has very good taste! Since 2008 Michael McIntyre has become the nation’s favourite comedian after appearing on many comedy shows including Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You. He has also been nominated for many comedy awards and his first DVD ‘Live & Laughing’ became the fastest selling debut stand-up ever. If you’re looking for a light hearted book that is guaranteed to make you laugh this Christmas be sure to buy Michael McIntyre ‘Life and Laughing: My Story’ as a gift or even a treat for yourself!

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  • 26th November 2010
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The Voice Of Arbourthorne Project

Recently our Sheffield Bramall Lane store had the opportunity to supply The Sheffield School of Architecture and Arbourthorne Community Primary School with cardboard boxes to use as construction material. The Sheffield School of Architecture has a unique formula whereby it sends its students out into the real world to work with real clients and briefs as part of their course. For this particular project the client was Arbourthorne Community Primary School, which has the aim of encouraging positive behaviour in education, as well as wider society in general. They would be working together to create a structure that represents the culture of positive behaviour. Many of the children from Arbourthorne Community Primary School act as mediators in their break-times to help take the load off their teachers. A workshop was arranged for the kids to help design a structure that […]

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  • 24th November 2010
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Win A Super Mario Bros. & Nintendo DSi XL Special Edition Bundle With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win A Super Mario Bros. & Nintendo DSi XL Special Edition Bundle With Big Yellow Self Storage

We’re giving you the chance to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mario and Luigi by winning a special edition bundle including a red Nintendo DSi XL and New Super Mario Bros game. The Nintendo DSi XL will give you a greater portable gaming experience as the screen is 93% bigger and it has a prolonged battery life compared to the previous model. The New Super Mario Bros game is loaded with features and characters that could only exist in Mushroom Kingdom and gives everything in the original series a modern day feel. To get your hands on this fantastic prize all you have to do is head over to the Competition Tab on Big Yellow’s Facebook page and answer this question: Who is Mario’s Sidekick? a. Luigi b. Princess c. Toad

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