Safestore Dash to Donate challenge, 7-13 May 2012
3 May 2012
Channel 4 interior designer Abigail Ahern and Scope corporate partner Safestore are asking people to drop off quality clothes, books, toys and household goods at their local Safestore for a week-long ‘Dash to Donate’ challenge to collect as much stock as possible for the charity.
It is the second year that Safestore, the UK’s largest self storage company, has partnered Scope for the community initiative. Donations are being accepted at all 98 Safestore branches from Monday 7 May to Sunday 13 May 2012.
Members of the public can pick up donation bags and drop off any items at their local Safestore or Scope branch. Safestore branches will also be competing with each other to see which of its 98 outlets can fill the largest amount of storage space with donated stock.
The items will then be sold by Scope in its network of almost 250 charity shops located across the country raising vital funds to support its work with disabled people.
Donated items can be taken to any Safestore branch during the appeal week and are always welcome at Scope shops. Visit www.safestore.co.uk or www.scope.org.uk/shops to find your closest Safestore or Scope branches.
Abigail Ahern, interior designer and presenter of Channel 4's decluttering series, Get Your House In Order, said, "Spring is a perfect time to de-clutter your home and help support Scope’s vital work with disabled people by donating any unwanted items you find. Scope’s charity shops rely on donations so dig deep when you’re clearing out, you’ll be amazed at how many things you find that you no longer need.”
Notes to the Editor:
For further enquiries please contact:
Lucy Clark / Mark Gee
Telephone: 020 7796 4133
Scope has a network of almost 250 charity shops located across England and Wales. Visit www.scope.org.uk/shops to find your closest branch.
Safestore is the UK’s largest self storage company with 98 stores across the country and two business centres, plus a further 24 stores in Paris. The company provides secure, cost-effective self-storage facilities, an increasingly attractive solution to the growing storage needs of both business and household customers. As a result of this increasing demand for self storage, Safestore has seen unprecedented levels of occupancy growth, with levels in 2010 being 26% higher than in 2009.
Stores are staffed by a highly trained teams and accessible seven days a week. Services include free van hire, four weeks free storage for new customers, Tesco Clubcard token acceptance and a DHL service point to send parcels worldwide. For business customers, there are larger storage rooms with wider aisles and doors available together with a goods holding facility. Safestore has formed a partnership with Scope.
For more information, please see www.safestore.co.uk