Self Storage Company in UK Hops into the Hearts of Children in Local Hospital

Posted on Apr 25 2011 - 10:56am by Holly Robinson

Easter weekend is typically one of the holidays where people tend to gather with family and renew the bonds that make family not just family, but friends. It’s a time to enjoy the company of your loved ones and watch the faces of little kids smile as they try to decide whether they want to eat a chocolate egg or a chocolate bunny first.

In businesses like the self storage industry, where there are not generally a lot of employees, the staff is often like a small family. Since customers are usually tenants for some time, they too can end up being like an extension of the self storage family. Who is typically considered the most important members of any family?—the kids.

Kids are not just a part of us, but they are the future as well. When they are hurting it is the duty of any good family to take care of them and make them feel loved. At no time is that more important than on holidays like Easter.

That is why the good people at Access Self Storage in the United Kingdom got together to deliver a bunch of toys to the children’s ward at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

“We were delighted to support this year’s Easter Toy Appeal,” said Kevin Pratt, marketing manager of Access Storage. “Easter is a time to enjoy family and a lot of these children will not be able to spend it at home. With this toy appeal we hoped we could bring the Easter cheer to them in the hospital.”

Prior to delivering the toys on Friday, people could drop toys off at the head office for Access Self Storage. From there they were sorted and prepared for delivery to the hospital.

In total, about 100 gifts of board games, books, and stuffed animals were brought to the hospital and handed out during a visit from the Easter Bunny. There were approximately 15 children that were able to meet with the Easter Bunny in the main playroom.

Children in the Starfish Ward (as the children’s wing is known at Queen Alexandria) are there because of any of a variety of illnesses and are not well enough to go home.

“It was fantastic to see the smiles on the children’s faces. It was such a worthwhile campaign to carry out over the Easter period. ‘Having the Easter bunny there handing out toys really was a rewarding experience. ‘We hope that the gifts will continue to bring even more happiness to the children in the months to come, Pratt said.

Lorraine Morgan, ward sister for the paediatric department, was thankful for what Access Self Storage had done for the kids:

“We appreciate the support of Access Self Storage and the community for their generous donations. No child likes to be in hospital and this kind donation will provide a welcome distraction for them.”

Sources Used:

“UK’s Access Self Storage Delivers Easter Presents to Children in Hospital.” Inside Self Storage; 22 April 2011.

“Storage firm fill children’s ward with Easter toys.” The News; 25 April 2011.

Self Storage Company in UK Hops into the Hearts of Children in Local Hospital

About Holly Robinson

Holly Robinson (no, not Holly Robinson-Peete - the Autism advocate/actress/model/athlete's wife) works as a "staging expert" for a national real estate company, who has recently moved from a fast-paced metropolitan area to a slower-paced suburbia. In her spare time she keeps an online journal of the differences in these two worlds, and how she manages to keep a toe hold in each. Her topics often include "what you can live without" and "life's must-haves," - life simplification without sacrifice - which she has learned through her profession.
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