Local people across Essex  are being invited to drop off unwanted clothes, books, toys and household goods at their local Safestore as part of a national initiative to support disabled people in the UK. 

From 1st July Safestore, the UK’s largest self-storage company, is launching a month long ‘Great Donate’ challenge in support of national disability charity Scope.  The campaign aims to collect as many quality goods as possible that can be sold through Scope charity shops nationwide. 

Safestore has committed to support Scope as its chosen charity for the 6th year running and has previously raised thousands of pounds through stock donations and donated storage space.

During the month of July members of the local public are being encouraged to drop off donated items at their local Safestore of which there are five in Essex.  They can also drop off donations at any Scope shop.  More details and nearest locations can be found at http://www.safestore.co.uk/self-storage/fundraising

Donated items will be sold by Scope across its network of 240 charity shops located across the country, raising vital funds to support its work with disabled people and their families.   

All 97 Safestore branches are competing with each other to see which can fill the most bags with donated items.

Christopher Di Valentine, Manager at Safestore Basildon said, “We are once again delighted to be supporting Scope this year.  We want the people of Essex to dig out those unwanted items and bring them to our stores in the knowledge that they will be used for a very worthy cause which also reaches out to people in their local area.  We actively dedicate a proportion of space for charitable causes and make it really easy for the public to engage.  Please visit http://www.safestore.co.uk/self-storage/fundraising  to help place Essex at the top of the generosity league.”

Sasha Philips, Stock Generation Manager at Scope said, “We are extremely grateful to Safestore for ‘The Great Donate’ which forms an essential part of our 2015 National Stock Appeal.  All profits from the sale of these donated items will go towards Scope’s work to support disabled people and their families to live the lives that they choose.”

Safestore The Great Donate


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