Armadillo Self Storage, which operates 24 facilities across the United Kingdom, is providing free space at its Warrington, England, location to the North Cheshire branch of National Childbirth Trust (NCT), the U.K.’s largest charity for new parents. NCT will use the unit at 73 Manchester Road to store equipment for its “nearly new” sales and during its community baby groups, according to the source.
“We are incredibly grateful to Armadillo Storage for continuing to offer storage to our charity. The branch is currently run by only a couple of volunteers, and we were facing the problem of potentially having to dispose of equipment that we have used to run baby groups and ‘nearly new’ sales due to lack of storage,” said Gilly Liput, branch treasurer and a 10-year member. “We are really keen to find new volunteers to help revive the branch so we can continue to offer support to new parents. We would love to be able to run more groups to help parents meet other parents after the birth of their children, and to run more of our popular nearly new sales but we just can’t do this without more volunteers.”
Launched in 1956, NCT aids parents in the first 1,000 days, from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday. Services include classes for prenatal, twins and multiples, yoga, baby massage, and first-aid. It also organizes postnatal community groups. Each branch is operated by local parents.
Armadillo previously supported NCT North Cheshire Little Bundles, before that branch closed due to lack of volunteers, the source reported.
“Supporting local charities is really important to us at Armadillo Self Storage. NCT is a fantastic charity that supports parents in the area and, as such, we are delighted to donate storage to support this growing charity,” said Kerrie Horan, charity representative for Armadillo Warrington. “We wish them all the best and hope that, by through our donation, they are able to expand and continue to be a pillar in the community.”
Armadillo is a member of the Big Yellow Group PLC, which operates 100 self-storage locations in the United Kingdom under the Big Yellow Self Storage and Armadillo brand names, with most concentrated in Greater London and Southeast England. Its total portfolio comprises 5.7 million square feet.
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