Who we support in the community
We support a number of charities that are operating in the Greater Manchester area on a day to day basis. Take a look below to see the amazing work they are doing in the local community.
‘APEX’ STAFF AIM FOR SNOWDEN APEX FOR BOMB VICTIMS
17th September 2017 will see Apex staff reach a new height by climbing Mount Snowden to raise funds for victims and families affected by the Manchester Arena Bomb.
As a Manchester based company, many of us live directly in and around the local area – this was close to home for each and every one of us and we want to help those affected.
Apex will be placing the Manchester Bee flag at the top of Snowden in memory of those who sadly lost their lives.
GREAT MANCHESTER HALF MARATHON
Our colleague Marie at our Apex Cheadle branch is fundraising for an amazing cause by running the Great Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday 28th May at 9.00am. Please feel free to donate towards the wonderful cause below, or you can even come along to cheer her on.
APEX SELF STORAGE LADIES TEAM ENTER RACE FOR LIFE
A team of ladies from Apex Self Storage entered the Race For Life event in Heaton Park in Manchester in July 2016. The eleven man (or should I say Lady team) consisted of Julie Bhamjee and Lisa Dawber from Apex Ardwick, Marie Cheatle and Terri Young (both from Apex Cheadle), Catherine Beswick (Apex Glossop), Joanne Summerfield (Apex Sport City), Kirsty Rigby and Carol Bosley (both from Apex Congleton), Becky Oliver and Michelle Croxall (both from Apex Hulme) and Carrol Ashton from Apex Head Office, even four week old Isabella took part. Race for life is organised by a women’s cancer charity and takes place in venues across the UK. Each girl is sponsored individually which raises a good deal of money for the cancer awareness charity.
CHARITY BOX CHALLENGE
Staff from Apex Radcliffe and Apex Hulme took on a charity box challenge to raise money for local charities. Donna Farr (Radcliffe) challenged Michelle Quinn (Hulme) to go out into the local neighbourhood dressed in a wardrobe box to see who could collect the most signatures and selfies. Apex Self Storage donated money to two local charities, The Frost Foundation and the Hideaway Youth Project for each signature and each selfie obtained.
A fun day was had by both girls and the two charities benefitted from the proceeds. Michelle managed to get the most signatures, with over 1000 people signing.
APEX SELF STORAGE MANAGER WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Kirsty Rigby, manager of Apex Self Storage in Congleton managed to beat off competition from over 2000 self storage centres across the UK and Europe, to win a 2016 European Self Storage association Manager of the year award.
The award was presented to Kirsty at the European Self Storage annual awards ceremony in Barcelona in October, by television presenter Mike Durden Smith, Rennie Schafer (SSA UK Chairman and Alisdair from the sponsors Radical Systems, all shown in the photograph.
The award is special to Kirsty and Apex Self Storage as it shows the commitment that we put in to the business to ensure that we serve our customers to the highest degree.
APEX SELF STORAGE FEED THE HOMELESS
In January 2017, seven members of staff from Apex Self Storage joined the Booth Centre, which is a charity for the homeless in Manchester. The seven all helped to prepare food, cook, serve and clean down afterwards. The eight members who took part were – Becky Oliver (Hulme), Steve Jones (Ardwick), Michelle Quinn(Ardwick), Marie Cheatle (Cheadle), Gail Hoolighan (Radcliffe), Carol Bosley (Congleton), Gary Cheetham (Warrington). Each one spoke of being humbled to be part of such an event and have all stated that they would like to do it again.
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
Christmas 2016 saw all of the staff in Apex including the General Manager participating in the annual Christmas Jumper Day and collecting funds for the Save The Children charity. This is the third time we have taken part in this worthwhile cause and even had a fancy dress day a couple of years ago to collect for the same charity.
10K OBSTACLE COURSE RUN
Something to look out for in October, Sally Parkin from Apex Warrington and the group leaders from the 33rd Warrington West Scout Group will be taking part in the Manchester 10k Obstacle Course Run to raise money for the scout group. Apex Self Storage have sponsored their shirts so give them a wave and a cheer when you see them.
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