Big Yellow Self Storage of Chester, Cheshire, England, a member of the Big Yellow Group PLC family of storage properties, launched its annual Big Yellow Christmas Toy Appeal. Donations will be accepted at the facility on Sealand Road. Staff hope to raise £10,000 worth of new toys and gifts, according to the source.
Additional supporters of the drive include CheshireLive, Chester FC Community Trust, Morrisons, Royal Mail and the Co-Op Westminster Park. “We’re still looking for more businesses, sports clubs and organizations to help promote the appeal, and it would be great to hear from anyone that would like to get involved,” said Jeff Banks, business-development manager for the Big Yellow Chester location.
To date, the facility has raised nearly £100,000 in gifts for children and family charities. Organizations that have benefited from the drives include Age UK, Countess of Chester Hospital, Local Solutions, Miles of Smiles and Save the Family Ltd.
“Every year, the goodwill of the people and businesses in and around Chester simply amazes me,” Banks said. “Every gift, no matter how big or small, is valued so much by the charities that receive them just in time for Christmas.”
Additional donation sites in Chester include Deva Stadium, Co-Op Westminster Park, Morrisons and Royal Mail.
“Putting a smile on those under privileged and sick children at Christmas is our main aim of the toy appeal, and [we] would ask anyone who can spare that extra present to donate this year, to drop it off at one of the various donation stations in the area,” Banks said.
Big Yellow Group operates 99 self-storage locations in the United Kingdom under the Big Yellow Self Storage and Armadillo Self Storage brand names, with most concentrated in Greater London and Southeast England. Its total portfolio comprises 5.7 million square feet.
Chester Live, Christmas Toy Appeal Launched by Big Yellow Self Storage in Chester