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Big Yellow to the rescue!
A generous local company has helped a local hospice out of a tight spot.
Earlier this month Saint Francis Hospice had to vacate a storage space they were using in Brentwood to store a large amount of fundraising materials including t-shirts, banners, and collection boxes.
The hospice contacted Big Yellow Self Storage at Gallows Corner in Romford to see if they could help out temporarily as the company already helps the hospice by acting as one of the hospice's "Drop Spots" for donations to be sold in the hospice's shops.
The hospice was delighted when Jack Burchell, one of the managers at the company, said they could have a 150 square foot unit free of charge.
Jack, 25, from Harold Wood (pictured) said: "We want to work closely with local charities. We know the fantastic work Saint Francis Hospice does. When we have people dropping things off for sale in their shops we hear what good things people say about the hospice. I'm proud we can work together to help local people."
Anne Brown, the Head of Fundraising at Saint Francis Hospice said: "We're so grateful for this further help from Big Yellow Self Storage. It means that we have somewhere safe, dry and easily accessible to store a lot of our vital equipment we use when we go out fundraising."
Michelle Nicholls, General Manager Retail added: "If you have any items you would like to donate for sale in our shops to help raise funds to pay for the hospice's nurses and doctors you can use the "Drop Spot" at Big Yellow Self Storage in Ashton Road, just off the A12 near Gallows Corner between 8am and 6pm on weekdays, 9am and 6pm on Saturdays and 10am and 4pm on Sundays.
There's plenty of free parking to make it easy to drop in bulky boxes or items of furniture!"
Pictured: Jack Burchell outside Big Yellow Storage at Gallows Corner, Romford.