Dainton Self Storage, which operates 13 facilities in England and Wales, raised £15,411 over the past year for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charitable group that serves those diagnosed with cancer. Including donations from customers, the company surpassed its original goal of £5,000, according to the source.
To raise the funds, staff from the company’s properties in Heathfield, Ipplepen, Paignton and Torquay, England, organized or participated in several activities, including a mini-car rally and charity football match, and a pledged climb of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Aisles, located in Scotland.
Dainton also sponsored the “Big Noise Chorus” event on July 10 at Ugbrooke House, a historical estate in Chudleigh, England. More than 1,000 people attended the musical extravaganza, the source reported.
Vince Hall, manager of Dainton Self Storage in Scorrier, England, raised funds through a free performance on Sept. 3 at The Moor in Falmouth, England. The tribute act included songs by Nat King Cole, Matt Munro and Frank Sinatra.
“We promise to put the money they have raised to very good use,” said Bridget Hill, fundraising manager for Macmillan. “All of the money we spend comes from voluntary donations, and without people like you and your customers, we would have nothing to spend. I am delighted that you smashed your fundraising target.”
The amount raised by the storage company equates to providing a Macmillan nurse to a patient for three months or stocking four of its centers with information and booklets for a year, Hill added.
“While we are a large, growing company, the nature of our business means that we operate with a very small team; so for the Dainton staff and their customers to raise over £15,411 makes me incredibly proud,” said Paul Maddicott, managing director of Dainton. “Most of us will have a family member or friend affected by the disease during our lifetime, and we know how important the support of Macmillan is both practically and emotionally. Thank you to everyone who supported and helped us to raise this money."
Established in 2002 by Maddicott, Dainton Self Storage is the operating brand for self-storage and moving specialist Dainton Group Services. Based in Newton Abby, England, the group also includes Dainton Portable Buildings and Dainton Removals.