Big Yellow Self Storage of Cheltenham, England, a member of the Big Yellow Group PLC family of storage properties, is providing free storage space to Cotswold Downs Syndrome Group (CDSG) – Friends of Daniella, which supports individuals and families whose lives are affected by Down Syndrome. The organization will use the space to store equipment for its annual barbecue and fundraiser on July 16.
“We are so grateful to the Cheltenham branch for its support. By providing the storage unit free of charge, we can ensure our money is spent on our events and activities, which improve the lives of our members,” said Greg King, a charity trustee. "Our trustees do amazing work, so it’s important our equipment is well-stored and they can access it when they need it."
Hosted at the Reddings Community Centre in Cheltenham, the event is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. It will include refreshments and a raffle as well as children’s entertainment such as face-painting, a bounce castle and a juggling performance.
“We’re always keen to offer our support to local charities. When we found out the Cotswold Downs Syndrome Group was struggling to store its equipment, we recognized how we could help,” said Neil Arnot, store manager for Big Yellow Cheltenham.
CDSG was founded in 2004 by Jenny King, whose daughter, Daniella, had Down Syndrome. Daniella died just before her fourth birthday from a congenital heart condition. CDSG offers a variety of services and programs including a mother and toddler group, evenings for parents, family outings, holiday activities, and a youth club.
Big Yellow Group operates 89 self-storage locations in the United Kingdom under the Big Yellow Self Storage and Armadillo Self Storage brand names, with most concentrated in Greater London. Its total portfolio comprises 5.3 million square feet.
- Cotswold Downs Syndrome Group â€“ Friends of Daniella: Website
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