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Over 400 Christmas food donations collected for Harrow Foodbank

Access Self Storage marks a decade of giving back this holiday season as it wraps up its 10th-anniversary Christmas charity appeal.

The initiative, which saw the collection of over 1,500 Christmas gifts from generous local residents and customers across the UK, reached a significant milestone by delivering 428 donations of food to the Harrow Foodbank.

Since the inception of the annual Christmas campaign, the initiative has garnered an impressive total of over 20,000 gifts. This year, the contributions extended beyond traditional presents, with communities nationwide coming together to donate toys for hospitals, essential items for food banks, and gifts for animals.


In its commitment to making a meaningful impact, Access Self Storage ensures that all donated gifts will benefit either locally nominated charities or its national partner, the children’s charity Spread a Smile. The list of supported local charities includes The Children’s Adventure Farm in Manchester, Hope Charity in Northampton, Victoria Drive Community Wardrobe in Wimbledon, Kingston Hospital Trust in Kingston, Get Rid Of and Donate in West Norwood, Great Ormond Street Hospital in Kings Cross & Islington, Young At Heart in Birmingham Central, Birmingham Dogs Home in Birmingham Erdington, Cramar Cat Rescue & Sanctuary in Birmingham Selly Oak, That’s a Wrap in Isleworth, Sustainable Merton in Mitcham & Wandsworth, Doorways Derby in Derby, and Harrow Foodbank.

Over 400 Christmas food donations collected for Harrow Foodbank Harrow Online
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Jan Albert Fourie, General Manager of Operations at Access Self Storage commented, “All 59 Access Self Storage stores were involved in our 10th anniversary Christmas gifts collection this year and we are thrilled we’ve collected over 1,500 gifts to deliver across our chosen charities. Our stores work closely with their local communities, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of both our customers and local residents this year.

“Working together, our teams and their communities have made sure that those in need will be treated to a gift this year from our Christmas collection and we hope that our gifts make a difference. In this anniversary year we campaigned to collect enough donated gifts to exceed our target of over 20,000 donations since we began our Christmas appeals ten years ago, and I’m thrilled to announce, we did it! We want to thank everyone that donated.”

Over 400 Christmas food donations collected for Harrow Foodbank Harrow Online

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