Will you join the dash to donate?

People across the UK are being asked to drop off quality clothes, books, toys and household goods at their local Safestore for a week-long national ‘Dash to Donate’ challenge to collect as much stock as possible for the disability charity Scope.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 4th May 2012, 5:56 am

It is the second year that Safestore, the UK’s largest self storage company, has partnered with Scope for the community initiative. Donations are being accepted at all 98 Safestore branches, from Monday to Sunday next week.

Members of the public can pick up donation bags and drop off any items at their local Safestore or Scope branch. Safestore branches will also be competing with each other to see which of its 98 outlets can fill the largest amount of storage space with donated stock.

The items will then be sold by Scope in its network of almost 250 charity shops located across the country raising vital funds to support its work with disabled people.

Anita Lemon of Safestore said: “We are delighted to again be partnering with Scope for the week-long ‘Dash to Donate’ challenge. We want as many people as possible to get involved by donating good quality items that can be sold in Scope shops. It is a very worthy cause so we hope that residents will be generous and drop off items.”

Abigail Ahern, interior designer and presenter of Channel 4’s Get Your House in Order commented: “Spring is a perfect time to de-clutter your home and help support Scope’s vital work with disabled people by donating any unwanted items you find. Scope’s charity shops rely on donations so dig deep when you’re clearing out, you’ll be amazed at how many things you find that you no longer need.”

Donated items can be taken to any Safestore branch during the appeal week and are always welcome at Scope shops. Visit www.safestore.co.uk or www.scope.org.uk/shops to find your closest Safestore or Scope branches.