Guernsey Shoebox Charity Appeal Needs Your Help
Local charity Aid Reaching Children says it can’t thank everyone enough for all the boxes it has received so far – but still needs a number of essentials to help refugees.
“I really can’t thank everyone enough for all the boxes we’ve received and are still receiving some absolutely beautiful stuff donated,” said charity founder Linda Garnham (pictured with fellow charity workers Josh and Sarah) on its Facebook page. “We promise you that this stuff will get to the refugees that need it the most.”
The charity is still looking for other items, though, including children’s socks, blankets, shampoo, nappies and wipes.
“If you feel that you could help in any way by buying something off of our wish list so that we could finish some more boxes off we would be so grateful,” said the charity on its Facebook page.
In order to store items, Aid Reaching Children has taken a storage unit at 7dayselfstore – which we have been able to provide at a discount. The plan is for the charity to take the items to help refugees in Germany.
You can find out what essentials the charity is appealing for on its wishlist on Amazon by clicking here. Please check out their Facebook page, by clicking here.
7dayselfstore.com – the island’s newest and affordable self storage – is proud to be part of Guernsey’s community and actively supports local charities. We offer affordable self storage, with units starting from under £10 a week with no deposit and extra height ceilings.
We are based in the Pitronnerie Road industrial estate behind Target Tyres and Logicalis and between 7dayshop and Sidlocks. Call us on 01481 727151 or 07781 151777, or email: email@example.com.
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Guernsey Roads: La Vrangue Re-opens – Reach The Island’s ‘Great Value’ Self StoreUpdate: Good news on road closures! The closed section La Vrangue is now re-open – so why not come and have a look at 7dayslfstore, the island’s newest self store facility. Our extra-height units start from under £10 a week, there’s no deposit and customer service that has been recommended on the well-known Good or Bad Guernsey Business Facebook page as well as the GSY Ebuy page, where users said we offered “very good prices” and were “very helpful”.
Our addressOur self store facility is in the Pitronnerie Road industial estate in St Peter Port, behind Target Tyres and Logicalis, and next to Sidlocks. Give us a ring on 01481 727151 or 07781 151777. Or have a look at our website www.7dayselfstore.com for more information about what we offer. You can also email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Islanders Recommend 7dayselfstore – Thank You Guernsey!
We’re delighted to be recommended on Facebook by islanders – read on to see what they said! Prices from under £10 a week, no deposit & top customer care.We were really pleased to read how people recommended us when a recent user on GSY Ebuy asked fellow Facebookers for help to find storage.
Here’s a selection of the comments
We are here to help you find your ideal spaceWe are based on the Pitronnerie Road industrial estate in St Peter Port. We are behind Target Targets and next to Sidlocks. We also have plenty of parking. Give us a ring on 01481 727151 or 07781 151777. You can also check out our website www.7dayselfstore.com for more information and email us email@example.com.
More lovely comments on social mediaWe were delighted to see this super tweet from Relocations Guernsey recently, it really does mean a lot! We’ve also been recommended by a user over on the Good or Bad Guernsey Business Facebook page, with the review starting “EXCELLENT – 7 Day self store went over and above our expectations by far!”
Thank youAs a local and new Guernsey business, we aim to provide leading customer service, quality and value – and we really do appreciate everyone’s support. With your help, we have also raised hundreds of pounds for charity this year and are currently working with Guernsey charity organiser Sarah Griffith and her team at GuernseyBridge2Calais to help the refugees in Calais. We’ve donated a unit to allow them to collect and sort out donations of clothing and other essentials before they head over to France. You can find out more by clicking here
Generous Guernsey Responds To Refugee Crisis – Here’s How You Can Help
Huge response to appeal already – and you can help by dropping donations of clothing and other essentials to help refugees in Calais to 7dayselfstore in the Pitronnerie Road industrial estate in St Peter Port at set times.
We have all seen the pictures and news stories about the refugee crisis on our doorstep, and we at 7dayselfstore.com – as a locally based community-focused business – felt we should do our bit to help.
So, we have donated a unit to charity organiser Sarah Griffith and her team at GuernseyBridge2Calais for the next 8 weeks so they can collect and sort out donations.
Donation drop-off times
We have already seen a huge response to the appeal, with donations coming in thick and fast to our self store thanks to generous islanders and families dropping off amazing amount of things during the first drop-off time.
“I just don’t like to see anybody cold and wet, and in distress. It is just nice to help people,” said one person.
To assist the appeal, we have organised specific times to drop off donations between 5 and 6pm on Saturday and Sundays before Sarah and her team head off to Calais on 9 November.
There is also an additional one-off drop-off tonight (Wednesday 9 September 2015) between 5pm and 6pm.
7dayselfstore is based on the Pitronnerie Road industrial estate in St Peter Port. We are behind Target Targets and next to Sidlocks. We also have plenty of parking.
Here’s a map to show where we are:
If you need further help in finding us give us a ring on 01481 727151 or 07781 151777. You can also check our website, www.7dayselfstore.com.
What is needed?
Sarah Griffith explained that sleeping bags, tents, clean and warm clothing – such as jackets – were among the items desperately needed by refugees.
Here’s a list of other essentials and useful information (click on the image to expand):
She also thanked 7dayselfstore for working with her, saying: “I needed a store. I am thrilled, I am really grateful.” Of course, 7dayselfstore is proud to be part of this Guernsey charity effort.
You can find out more about the appeal by visiting bridge2.gg. Sarah can be contacted on phone by 07781 133502 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for everyone’s help in making a difference.
6 Awesome Things To Do In Guernsey This August Bank Holiday Weekend
Here are great ideas for what to do on the late bank holiday weekend for the whole family from outdoor cinema to caveman exploration, music and more on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August.
Outdoor cinema at Cobo
If you love movies, head down to the Sure Big Screen at Cobo. Lots of great films are being shown in the great outdoors – including movies for children, big kids and classics.
On Saturday, Planes 2: Fire & Rescue (PG) is being shown at 2.30pm followed by What We Did On Our Holiday (12A) at 5.15pm and then the Oscar-winning The Theory of Everything (12) at 7.30pm.
On Sunday, fans of Frozen (PG) will love the sing-a-long showing at 11am. Paddington the movie (PG) is up at 12.45pm. And then it’s The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) at 7.30pm.
On Bank Holiday Monday, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) will show at 2.30pm. The Wizard of Oz (PG) will be showing at 5.15pm and then the classic The Italian Job (1969) (PG) at 7.30pm.
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Okay, so this kinda cool. Have a look around Guernsey’s ancient monuments. Experts and volunteers from Guernsey museums will be on hand at each of the selected dolmens on Saturday, Sunday (no archaeologists) and Monday afternoon.
Interested, meet at La Déhus from 2pm on Saturday. On Sunday, it’s a walking tour covering Le Creux es Fai’es and Le Trépied – just meet at Lihou carpark for a 2pm start. On Monday meet at La Varde from 2pm.
Children can complete a Fete des Dolmens passport by picking up a stamp and answering questions in the 3 different locations. Pop your card into Candie or hand it to an archaeologist on the last day – you could win a Guernsey Museums goody bag. The passport will be available to download from the museums website soon. Click here for more information.
Clear out at home – and putting things into storage!!!
The long bank holiday weekend is the ideal opportunity to do all those jobs you might have not had time to do.
And if you’re having a general tidy-up or clear-out, you may find that you need somewhere to store your treasured possessions – especially with autumn just over the horizon.
That’s where 7dayselfstore.com can help. With modern, secure and 24-hour keypad access, extra-height units start from under £10 a week, plus there’s no deposit and no price rises for 12 months.
7dayselfstore is based in the Pitronnerie Road industrial estate in St Peter Port, behind Target Tyres and next to Sidlocks – just follow the Big Blue Padlock signs.
Another balcony gig at the Cobo Bay Hotel, this time with popular covers band Fleetwood Bac. Pete Frampton and friends are supporting. Music starts from 3pm on Sunday 30 August. Click here for more information.
The annual Vale Earth Fair is also on Sunday from noon to midnight. The Jungle Brothers are among the groups playing the Channel Island’s longest running music festival. For more details, click here.
Cool running and lunch outside!
It’s Seafront Sunday plus the Guernsey Waterfront Marathon in St Peter Port on Sunday 30 August– so why not enjoy the activities and cheer on the runners? The seafront is pedestrians only with market stalls and al fresco dining. For more information, click here.
Rev up for the motor spectacular as competitors race up the Val des Terres course on the way out of St Peter Port. Action starts from 9am on bank holiday Monday. Click here for more information.
7Day Self Store, Guernsey – No Price Rises For 12 Months
Unlike self storage rivals hiking prices, 7dayselfstore is fixing prices for another 12 months – so it makes sense to switch to our local Guernsey self store units.Our units start from under £10 a week and there’s no deposit – and that’s how it’s staying. So, why not switch to us from your current self storage provider to keep more of your money in your pocket. As well as low prices, 7dayselfstore.com offers key benefits that our rivals cannot match – including top customer care and even free Wi-Fi. Here’s the rundown of key benefits:
- Local Guernsey self storage units in easy to access facility
- 15 – 400ft2 extra height units available
- 24/7 keycode access
- Large off-road unloading/parking area
- Individually alarmed units and CCTV
- Flexible storage terms
- Domestic and commercial use
- Clean, modern building
- Free Wi-Fi
- Power available
- Full range of packing materials on-site
Switch to 7dayselfstore to save and keep your belongings safeGive us a call, email or pop in for a chat. We’re ready to help you find your ideal space. 7dayselfstore is on the Pitronnerie Road industrial estate, behind Target tyres and next to Sidlocks. Just follow the big blue sign and you will find there’s plenty of parking. You can ring us o 01481 727151 or 07781 151777, or email: email@example.com or contact us using the form below. Please also take a look at our website to find out more information about 7dayselfstore, which is a locally owned business that is proud to serve the island and is part of the community.
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Game, Set, Match… And Store!
If Wimbledon inspires you to play tennis, but you need somewhere to store your sports gear our affordable units can be shared with friends and colleagues.
Self store units start from under £10 a week and there’s no deposit at 7dayselfstore.com.
Give us a ring on 01481 727151 or 07781 151777 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in the Pitronnerie Road industrial estate in St Peter Port, Guernsey.
Main photo credit: “Tennis Racket and Balls” by Vladsinger at English Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Thank You! £500 raised at 7dayselfstore’s charity fun day.Hundreds of you came along and helped us raise money for CLIC Sargent Guernsey Fundraising Branch and Amherst Primary School PTA on Sunday. It was a brilliant day with loads of children and parents, friends and family enjoying the treasure hunt, bouncy castle, Herbie rides, live music, stalls and big raffle plus the cakes, burgers and hot dogs. Not even the rain could stop the fun as we were able to simply move inside. John Randall from Radio Guernsey compered the charity raffle, which included a top prize of two return flights to Southampton thanks to Blue Islands. The tally for our two chosen charities stands at £511.83 as of today!
- Blue Islands
- Les Douvres Hotel
- La Piette Hotel
- Lovelypop Creations
- Guernsey Gardens
- Channel Islands Co-operative / Local
- Mark Guillou
- Face Painting by Joni
- The Vault Catering
- Gareth Le Page – balloon modeller extraordinaire
- Matt Coggins