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Donation Drive for Parcels4Troops!

Donation Drive for Parcels4Troops!

Parcels4Troops organise small ‘home comfort’ parcels for soldiers to be sent out to them in the field. The scheme was set up a few years ago by ex-RCT (Royal Corps of Transport) Corporal Alasdair Sutherland to help a couple of his work colleagues who were in the Territorial Army and deployed in Iraq. The parcels were received extremely well and the word spread, resulting in many more parcels being sent out to the unit. We’ve offered Parcels4Troops unlimited use of 100 square feet of self storage at our Edinburgh branch to help the donation drive. If you’re in the area, then donations from the following categories would be greatly appreciated: Small packets of sweets (no chocolate or toffee – not very good in the heat) Glucose sweets Anti-bacterial hand gel Packets of dried noodles Cup-a-soups Sachets of drinking chocolate Chewing […]

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Win an Eco HD TV!

Win an Eco HD TV!

We cherish the three Rs here at Big Yellow Self Storage. Yes, that’s Reduce, Reuse & Recycle! We’ve built this ethos into the way we operate our facilities. In fact, we’re investing over £1 million in renewable energy technologies at Barking, Balham, Fulham and Kennington, as well as working with a full time environmental manager to increase the pace of change within the company. This investment forms a key part of a detailed study into the actual buildings themselves, to quantify the energy, waste usage and benefits of these new technologies. We’re also looking at which improvements can be introduced to existing and new stores alike. One of the most innovative steps we’ve taken is to use products that are more sustainable. As well as selecting materials responsibly with low embodied energy, easy reuse and from sustainable sources. We’re trying […]

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Haiti Earthquake Appeal

Haiti Earthquake Appeal

United Haitians in the United Kingdom (UHUK) is seeking out donations of shoes, candles, tents, electrical lanterns, sleeping bags, tablets for clean drinking water, school and medical supplies to send to the many affected Haitian areas. We’ve set up donation drop off points at several Big Yellow Self Storage locations to support the donation drive. All donations from the above categories will be gratefully received at the locations below: Big Yellow Self Storage Donation Drop Off Points: North London: Big Yellow Self Storage Finchley East South West London: Big Yellow Self Storage Hounslow South East London: Big Yellow Self Storage Kennington Reading: Big Yellow Self Storage Reading Birmingham: Big Yellow Self Storage Birmingham If you’d like to make a monetary contribution you can do so through the UHUK website. All donations received will go directly to UHUK’s Earthquake Relief fund. […]

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  • 20th January 2010
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Wii Fit Plus Giveaway – Get fit and organised this January!

Wii Fit Plus Giveaway – Get fit and organised this January!

Think New Year’s resolutions were made to be broken? Think again. What’s your resolution? Become a domestic overlord? De-stress? De-clutter? Get your butt in gear and shape up? If you haven’t guessed it already, we’re dedicating January to helping you get organised and sustaining your New Year’s resolutions. To celebrate we’re offering one lucky Big Yellow Self Storage fan a chance to win a brand new Wii Fit Plus Bundle which features a Wii Console with Wii Sports Resort, Wii Motion Plus, Wii Fit Plus and the Wii Fit balance board to help you get your blood pumping and ready to tackle the Christmas clutter that seems to have built up in everyone’s home. To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, head over to the Big Yellow Self Storage Facebook Page and answer our skill testing […]

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  • 11th December 2009
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Drop Off Your Used Toys For Children’s Charity

Drop Off Your Used Toys For Children’s Charity

Big Yellow Self Storage, in association with the Wave 105 Cash for Kids Toy Appeal, would like to call out to YOU (yes you!) to donate any new and unwrapped toys for our appeal to support disadvantaged children. We had a very successful launch with an outstanding response of donated toys at Sunnyfields & Marchwood on the 15th of November, so let’s do our bit together and make a child smile this Christmas! Fill up this form & bring your toys to: Big Yellow Self Storage 2 Nuffield Road Poole, BH17 0RB Tel: 01202 846600 Big Yellow Self Storage Rodney Road Southsea Portsmouth, PO4 8BF Tel: 02392 865333

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  • 10th December 2009
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Armadillo Boxes Build Cardboard City for Mail’s Home at Christmas Campaign

Armadillo Boxes Build Cardboard City for Mail’s Home at Christmas Campaign

In the spirit of Christmas, 102 people volunteered to give up their warm beds and replace them with Armadillo storage boxes! Armadillo donated 130 boxes as ‘homes’ to the charitable people of Burton and South Derbyshire, who went from ‘riches to rags’ for a night, living out of a ‘cardboard city’ to raise funds and awareness for the ‘Mail’s Home’ shelter. In conjunction with YMCA the volunteers, including East Staffordshire’s Mayor Geoff Morrison, Borough councilors, students from Burton College, town centre managers and two reporters – raised a total of £15,000. Meanwhile, Orbit Heart of England’s district office in Burton has successfully secured two bids from its community investment fund to be used for the work it does with the YMCA. The housing association has bagged £3,000 which will be used towards furnishing the IT suite of Reconnect@ situated in […]

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  • 8th December 2009
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We’re One of The Most Admired Companies In Britain!

We’re One of The Most Admired Companies In Britain!

Here at Big Yellow Self Storage we are proud to announce that we have been included in this year’s ‘Britain’s Most Admired Companies’! The annual list is put together on 9 different criteria such as quality of goods and service, and community and environmental responsibility. As you know, we are actively involved in lots of different causes and are always looking at new ways to provide a better service to our customers so this has put a smile on all our faces. Other companies listed include Cadbury and Tesco. This is the first time that we have been included in this particular list so it’s great news for the end of the year!

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  • 1st December 2009
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221 prizes up for grabs including a Limited Edition Black Wii!

221 prizes up for grabs including a Limited Edition Black Wii!

Christmas is coming early this year Big Yellow Self Storage fans! We’re getting into the festive spirit with the launch of a great Advent Calendar Facebook application on our Facebook Page. We’re giving away over 221 prizes exclusively our Facebook fans with the grand prize, wait for it! A limited edition black Nintendo Wii console with Wii Sports Resort and Wii Motion Plus, one of 2009’s most sought after Christmas gifts. From 1st December right up to Christmas Day, we have daily stocking filler prizes to be won including vouchers for iTunes, Homebase and Love 2 Shop redeemable at dozens of popular stores in the UK including Waterstones, Boots the Chemist & House of Fraser. To be in with a chance with claiming one of these fantastic prizes, visit the Big Yellow Self Storage page and click on the Advent […]

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  • 23rd November 2009
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Did You Know: 12 Second Interview

… that Big Yellow ran the first ever ‘speed’ job interviews via micro video blogging site 12 Seconds? The campaign formed part of a search to find the next ‘Social Media Guru’, and asked undergraduates to prepare a succinct, straightforward pitch. This means that the right candidate would be able to sell themselves via an online interview that lasted no longer than 12 seconds. The search was open to those working within the PR, marketing and new media fields, but also encouraged submissions to anyone with a passion for this type of role. Big Yellow has helped students for many years by providing interim solutions for all their storage needs. As the employment market becomes increasingly competitive, the company is happy to be able to offer one lucky individual the chance to cut their razor sharp social media teeth within […]

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  • 9th November 2009
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Bag it up for Cancer Research UK!

Bag it up for Cancer Research UK!

Big Yellow Self Storage are raising money for Cancer Research UK. In each of our stores customers can get a nifty Donation Station bag for them to fill up with donations for Cancer Research Shops. There are around 285,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed each year in the UK. Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Their groundbreaking work has saved millions of lives due to their hard work to improve understanding of cancer and develop better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease. At Big Yellow Self Storage we are excited and proud to be raising funds to contribute to the great work that Cancer Research UK are doing. Pop into one of our stores and get involved! The Donation Station at the Cardiff store

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