For the third year running we were delighted to partner with Crisis in support of their Crisis at Christmas campaign. This provides centres over the Christmas period offering companionship, hot meals and warmth together with a range of essential services for homeless people. Safestore's support brought together 43 of our stores located in Crisis centre catchments collecting 669 bags and boxes of donated items.
Hands on London
During the year we welcomed a new charity partner, Hands on London, who are committed to community based volunteering. In FY2012 we participated in their Wrap Up London campaign which encouraged Londoners to donate a coat to charity. This year Wrap Up London collected over 10,000 items of clothing and 8,520 coats. Safestore supported the collection and storage of the clothing prior to distribution to shelters, refuges and other charities.
We were delighted to introduce a new CSR award at our annual conference in celebration of our regional team's endeavours supporting their local communities. This year's award went to our Regional team located in the north of the UK who undertook a charity walk on Wednesday 4 July climbing Scafell Pike in the Lake District in support of Cancer Research. The expedition took five and a half hours to complete and raised £2,267.
John Barnes, Regional Manager for the Region, collected the award together with his team and commented that "this initiative not only raised money for a vital cause but drew on hidden team resources as people worked together supporting each other in their goal".
Local charity support
As part of our working together culture the year has seen us make many positive contributions to our local communities.Back to top