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Charity

13/04/2016
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Lookalike Leven lads lighting the way for Stanley!

Lookalike Leven lads lighting the way for Stanley! With Accrington Stanley on the up and keenly eyeing promotion to League One, a lookalike team from Teesside is showing them the way. Leven Athletic are an all-conquering under-13s squad playing in the Teesside Junior Football Alliance ─ the UK’s biggest youth football organisation. Finishing as division champions in 2014/15, they moved up to Division 4 this season, where they have just finished as runners-up to secure their second promotion on the trot. It could serve as timely inspiration for the high-flying... Read More

22/02/2016
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Scouts are prepared with tough new kit boxes

Every Scout makes a promise to keep the Scout Law, and for one Troop in Lancashire part of that pledge has been made easier thanks to online retailer PlasticBoxShop. “Part of the Scout Law is that a Scout ‘is careful of possessions and property’,” said Doris Haigh, Group Scout Leader of the 1st Earby Scouts. “We try to impress this on all the young people in every section of our Troop ─ Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. But the truth is our camping gear had got into a shocking state... Read More

05/01/2016
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New Year ‘sort out’ means busy start for storage box specialist

It was back to work with a vengeance for staff at an award-winning online retailer of plastic storage boxes. “It seems everyone wants to start the New Year with a good sort out and tidy up,” said Lisa Lyons, co-founder of PlasticBoxShop. “We always have a rush of orders starting on New Year’s Day, as people plan to get their house back in order after Christmas, but this year has been busier than ever. “For some people it’s a New Year resolution to be more organised with their storage, while... Read More

15/12/2015

Foodbank’s help from online ‘box boffins’

One of the UK’s biggest and busiest Foodbanks has invested in new super-tough storage boxes to help its volunteers do their job more efficiently. The Welcome Centre in Huddersfield has been supporting the people of South Kirklees for more than 20 years, but its operation has expanded significantly since 2000, when it became a registered charity. Based in the town centre, its aim is to support people in crisis throughout the area by providing the help or advice they need in a friendly and respectful way. A core part of... Read More

11/12/2015
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Storage box business joins flood relief effort

Online retailer PlasticBoxShop has joined the relief effort in the wake of devastating floods which hit parts of Cumbria this week. Record-breaking rainfall levels caused damage to an estimated 5,000-plus homes and businesses in Cumbria and Lancashire, leaving their owners facing a huge clean-up and salvage operation in the run-up to Christmas. In a bid to help, PlasticBoxShop sent a hundred of its 80-litre plastic storage boxes with lids to two emergency response centres in Kendal and Carlisle. From there they will be distributed to victims of the flooding, with... Read More

07/12/2015
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Man Utd donation sparks ‘charity cup’ idea

A charity’s Manchester sustainable fashion store is hoping the legendary rivalry between fans of the city’s two footballing giants will boost its work with young people. The idea for a Reds vs Blues ‘charity cup’ sell-off was born when a box full of new Man Utd football kit was donated to the Goodstock store at 6a Oxford Road. Now it is hoping Manchester City will make a similar donation to maximise the amount it can raise by seeing which club has the most generous supporters. The United kit, including a... Read More

02/12/2015

‘Memory boxes’ help combat effects of dementia

‘Memory boxes’ are proving an effective therapy for residents and a useful tool for staff and carers at a specialist dementia nursing home in Lancashire. The under bed boxes filled with keepsakes designed to rekindle special memories have been introduced for residents at Townfield and Coach House residential home, in Great Harwood, which cares for up to 24 older people suffering with dementia in various forms. Co-owner John Timmins, who runs the business with his brother Michael, explained: “We had read about the benefits of memory boxes and talked about... Read More

24/11/2015
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TV star urges city to get behind ‘change a life’ charity venture

A fashion conscious charity store’s ‘Borrow it… Fill it… Change a life’ donation drive is making a real difference to the lives of young people in and around Manchester. Now TV celebrity Jesse McClure, star of hit reality show ‘Storage Hunters’, has recorded a personal plea to Manchester to get behind the scheme and give it a pre-Christmas boost. Located at 6a Oxford Road, Goodstock is the first retail venture for vInspired, the UK’s leading youth volunteering and social action charity. All the money Goodstock raises helps 14 to 25-year-olds... Read More

13/10/2015
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Storage king kits out the kit man

A new shirt sponsorship deal brought a welcome bonus for Naz Ali, the exasperated Kit Man at iconic football club Accrington Stanley. As the new season started the League Two side announced its new shirt sponsor as PlasticBoxShop, the UK’s leading online retailer of plastic box storage solutions for the home, office or industry. Recently its brand ambassador Jesse McClure, star of hit US reality TV show ‘Storage Hunters’, visited Stanley’s Wham Stadium in answer to a plea for help from the club’s long-serving Kit Man. “Any Kit Man will... Read More

30/09/2015
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Leven lads are spitting image of Stanley

A Teeside junior football team is forging links with an iconic Football League club in Lancashire, thanks to their joint shirt sponsor. In August this year Northallerton-based company PlasticBoxShop signed as shirt sponsor for Accrington Stanley FC, one of football’s oldest names, now playing in Sky Bet League Two. But it wasn’t the first foray into team sponsorship for PlasticBoxShop – the UK’s leading online retailer of plastic storage boxes for home and business. It had sponsored local junior squad Leven Athletic – playing in the Teeside Junior Football Alliance... Read More