Update: 3/17/2015 – Access Self Storage is once again asking community members to help collect chocolate Easter eggs for children’s charities. The company is aiming to collect 1,000 chocolate treats this year, which is 200 more than last year’s tally.
This year’s recipients include Children's Adventure Farm Trust, Kingston NHS Hospital Foundation Trust, Northamptonshire County Council Adoption Team, Rainbows Children's Hospice, Rowans Hospice, Royal Surrey County Hospital, The Salvation Army and Tiny Tim's Children's Centre.
“We are asking everyone to spread a little sweetness this Easter by giving eggs to a number of benefitting charities,” said Helen McPhall, manager of Access Self Storage of Portsmouth, England.
Donations can be made until March 27 at the company’s stores in Coventry, Guildford, Kingston, Manchester, Mitcham, Northampton, Nottingham, Portsmouth and Southampton, England. The eggs will then be delivered to the charities along with a flower-filled Easter bonnet created by local florists.
2/28/2014 – Two Access Self Storage facilities in the United Kingdom are asking community members to help collect chocolate Easter eggs through April 17 for children’s charities. The facility on Leestone Road in Manchester is collecting the chocolate treats for Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, which provides programs for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children. The company will double any donation of 100 eggs to the charity. Its sister store on Roman Road in Cricklewood is supporting The Children’s Society, which offers a network of programs including drop-in services for runaways and children's centers.
Access Self Storage participates in a number of charity drives year-round. In December, the company brought in 4,000 toy donations during its annual Christmas Charity Appeal, which supported 21 U.K. charities.
Located at the Booth Bank Farm, a 17th century farmhouse in Cheshire countryside, Children’s Adventure Farm Trust includes an art room, sports hall, playground and sensory garden.
Founded 130 years ago, The Children’s Society works with vulnerable and disadvantaged children across the United Kingdom. The organization also lobbies for changes on the behalf of children, and conducts research on the issues affecting children.
Access Self Storage operates more than 50 facilities in the United Kingdom, with a large concentration in Greater London.