The Children’s Trust named Access Self Storage's Christmas Appeal beneficiary

Ruth Wilkinson

Newsquest London nominated The Children’s Trust as the beneficiary of this year’s Access Self Storage Christmas Appeal across South London stores

Some of the gifts collected in last year’s Access Self Storage Christmas charity appeal, in the picture left to right: Robert Niles (Purley Way Assistant Manager), Johdi Avent (Community Fundraiser from The Children’s Trust),  Brett Stone (Purley Way Store Manager), Seth Barakzai (Sutton Customer Service Assistant), Kelsey Newell (Kingston Customer Service Assistant) Newsquest South London Publisher group have nominated The Children’s Trust for the second year in a row as the beneficiary of this year’s Access Self Storage Christmas Charity Appeal across seven South London stores Wandsworth, Battersea, Twickenham, Sutton, Cheam, Purley Way and Croydon will join forces to collect toys for The Children’s Trust this Christmas. Over the past seven years more than 4,500 donations have been collected and over 100 charities and hospices have been helped across the UK. 350 square feet of storage space has been donated across all seven stores to receive contributions of toys from now until 16 November.  Last year, the Access Christmas Appeal for these South London stores collected more than 300 gifts for The Children’s Trust contributing to over 1,600 presents nationwide for charities across the UK.  Ruth Wilkinson Community Fundraising Assistant said:
“We are delighted that Access Self Storage branches across South London have chosen to support The Children’s Trust again through their Christmas appeal. The donations will help to raise money at our Christmas Fair on 24 November as raffle prizes and as presents in our special Santa’s grotto. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who gets involved for helping us to continue to support some of the 40,000 children and their families who are affected by brain injury each year.”
Access Self Storage Wandsworth store manager William Watson said:
“The Children’s Trust is such a great charity and we want to do everything we can to support them. Christmas is a time for giving, not just to people we know, but also to people who we have never met. We really hope that the communities across south London get involved with this campaign and we look forward to greeting everyone who visits any of our stores with donations.”
  All gifts for The Children’s Trust may be left at the reception of the following Access Self Storage branches: Wandsworth, Battersea, Twickenham, Croydon, Purley Way, Sutton and Cheam where they will be stored safely until they are delivered to The Children’s Trust before 16 November.