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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Honours Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Parkway

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Honours Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Parkway

We are proud to announce that our Armadillo Self Storage store in Sheffield Parkway has recently been presented with a special Corporate Partner Award at the annual Yorkshire Air Ambulance Awards. The store has been working with the charity for the last two years providing free storage, which has been essential to helping the charity with its fundraising events. With this free space, YAA has been able to safely store the South Fundraising Team’s equipment such as gazebos, banners and stands, as well as merchandise, which is used by staff and volunteers during their daily duties. Ed Taylor, the previous manager of the store who originally initiated the partnership, is a great supporter of the charity, and has previously volunteered at events, as well as visiting the air support centre to meet the team and discover more about what they […]

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Cambridge’s Big Yellow supports future stars with new sponsorship of Cambridge University Rugby Union Football Club

Cambridge’s Big Yellow supports future stars with new sponsorship of Cambridge University Rugby Union Football Club

Our newly opened Big Yellow Self Storage in Cambridge is proud to be joining forces with the acclaimed Cambridge University Rugby Union Football Club (CURUFC) as it gears up for another successful season at Grange Road. The official partnership will help get the pitches ready for upcoming matches, maintain the grounds throughout the season, and support opportunities for both male and female students to be a part of the famous club’s six teams by helping to fund coaching. Established in 1871, CURUFC is one of the most renowned amateur sporting clubs in the world, producing over 320 international players, including the likes of Gerald Davis, Gavin Hastings, Simon Amor, Ben Woods and Jamie Roberts. Jeremy Macklin, member of the committee at CURUFC, says: “The Big Yellow Self Storage in Cambridge only opened in February this year, so we’re privileged to […]

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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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  • 29th July 2016
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Top tips: Prepare your home for summer

Top tips: Prepare your home for summer

When the season starts to change, and the sun begins to shine, it’s nice to be able to make your home feel like summer inside and out. There are a few little spruces you can do to your house to help lighten the mood so it fits in with the glorious outside weather. This blog post gives you some ideas, but remember to check out our Twitter feed where we upload useful tips and tricks all the time. Lighter & brighter Curtains can make a huge impact on the feel of a room. Thick, dark curtains are great for winter, as they keep in the heat and make your home feel cosy. However, curtains are so easy to switch around, so think about changing them to something lighter and more colorful for summer to help let the light in. Colour […]

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  • 27th July 2016
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Big Yellow Norwich protects rare bee orchids

Big Yellow Norwich protects rare bee orchids

Each year at our Big Yellow Self Storage site in Norwich, a rare flower blossoms and is on show for just a couple of weeks. Rare bee orchids, which look as though they have a bee resting on the flower, were first spotted by Chris Durdin, a local wildlife enthusiast, back in 2009. He requested the area to be left to grow wild so the rare orchids could continue to flourish year on year. Every spring, the team at Norwich nurture the ground and leave it uncultivated to encourage the flowers to bloom. Despite the downturn in weather at the start of this summer, which makes it unusual to bee orchids to be spotted, the team are proud to say that this year the tally of flowers doubled, with 30 spikes appearing. Gavin Thomas, Store Manager at Big Yellow Self […]

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  • 8th July 2016
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Storage by day, stand up by night

Storage by day, stand up by night

At our Big Yellow store in Kingston, we have our very own stand-up comedian – Ryan Dalton. This weekend, Ryan will be performing his first 45-minute comedy show at the Kingston International Youth Arts Festival, with the aim to perfect it for next year’s Fringe Festivals. Ryan has devised his original sketch, Into The Wild, taking the audience on a journey through his past of working with animals and his love for the natural world. The arts festival, which gives young people a platform to showcase their creativity, takes place from 8th – 17th July across 20 venues in Kingston upon Thames. Ryan will be performing at The Library on Saturday 9th July (12pm), Sunday 10th July (2.30pm) and Friday 15th July (7pm). Since first getting up on stage at the age of 19 in Australia, Ryan has performed in […]

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Big Yellow Sponsors The Tringe Festival

Big Yellow Sponsors The Tringe Festival

For the 6th year running, Big Yellow Self Storage is supporting Tring’s comedy festival, The Tringe. Running from 26th June to 16th July, The Tringe will see a line-up of stellar comedians grace the stage at The Court Theatre in Tring. Local comedy lovers will be given the chance to hear top comedians trial their new shows before they hit the stage at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Some of the best names in comedy will be performing over the course of the festival, including Shappi Khorsandi, Zoe Lyons, Jason Byrne, Nish Kumar and The Boy With Tape On His Face. Tickets range from £5 – £22.50, and can be purchased from the website: http://www.get-stuffed.biz/tringe/ Be quick though, as shows are selling out fast.

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Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Has anyone else noticed that the sun is finally trying to poke his head out and welcome in the season of spring? We have, and it’s a great excuse to get your home looking tip top for all the entertaining you’ll be doing in the months to come. Stock up on what you need – all-purpose cleaners, natural cleansers such as baking soda and vinegar, sponges, brushes – and put on some summer tunes to get yourself in the mood. Here’s some great tips to help you on your way to a fresh home. One by one To help avoid unfinished jobs, do one room at a time. Even if it’s a room a day, the satisfaction of seeing one room complete will spur you on to do the rest. Shower curtain Find that your shower curtain is starting to […]

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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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