U.K. Self-Storage Company Lok’nStore Selects Charity for Reading Facility

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U.K. self-storage operator Lok’nStore has selected Duchess of Kent House, a hospice organization, as its charity of choice for its Reading, England, location. The facility will support the group through various fundraising activities through June 2013.

Kelly Strange, manager of Lok’nStore Reading, presented Duchess of Kent House with a certificate to commemorate the relationship.

“We are really delighted to be forming this partnership. With many of our customers residing in the local area, it is important for us to support the community around our center,” Strange said.

In addition to fundraising events, the facility will make a £25 (approximately $39) donation to Duchess of Kent House every time the organization directs a customer to Lok’nStore and that person makes a storage reservation.

Lok'nStore operates 22 self-storage facilities in Southeast England. The company builds, buys or leases large warehouses or industrial buildings and rents storage units to customers on a weekly basis. Around 60 percent of the company's 7,000 customers are residential and 40 percent are commercial. Lok’nStore has more than 920,000 square feet of net rentable space, which is evenly split between freehold and leasehold.

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