The Store Room, a self-storage company based in Manchester, England, is kicking off its 2014 fundraising efforts by participating in the National Three Peaks Challenge, a climbing competition that leads participants to the top of three U.K. mountains. The event is the first of several this year to which the storage operator will contribute to benefit Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. The organization supports the families of English children with life-threatening illnesses.
The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing to the top of Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales within a designated 24-hour period. The Store Room’s staff will take the challenge on June 27 and 28. Participants include Managing Director Jeremy Bradburn, Regional Manager Carl Horsfield, Finance Manager Suzanne Hirst and staff from the company’s Bradford, Leicester and Manchester facilities. The company is raising funds through its Virgin Money Giving page as well as at its six locations.
“Deciding to partner with Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity was a very easy decision for us to make. The work they do is incredible, and the support they give to families of children with sometimes very serious difficulties is something we are keen to support,” said Dan Beer, marketing manager. “We are now in training for the challenge, and our only objective is to raise as much money as possible for the charity!”
Rainbow Trust’s eight support teams in North and South England help families cope by providing emotional and practical support. The organization relies almost entirely on voluntary donations, according to Sylvia Pearl, representatives of Rainbow Trust. “Rainbow Trust is delighted to have been selected by The Store Room as its charity of the year for 2014,” she said. “All the money raised by The Store Room will go toward helping to ensure our family-support workers in the can continue to provide vital support to families in the region.”
Established in 2007 and headquartered in Manchester, The Store Room operates self-storage facilities in the English communities of Bradford, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Preston and Rotherham.
Four members of The Store Room’s team who are participating
in the National Three Peaks Challenge: (clockwise from left)
Dan Beer, Jeremy Bradburn, Carl Horsfield and Suzanne Hirst.