Access Self Storage Harrow sets aside 50 square foot storage space to collect Easter Eggs for Kids Can Achieve

  • In 2019, Access Self Storage Harrow collected more than 200 Easter Eggs for Children’s Charity the Log Cabin 
  • Can the team and the community beat this egg record this Easter for Kids Can Achieve?

The annual Access Self Storage Harrow charity Easter Egg Appeal is now open! Anyone wishing to take part can donate a chocolate egg to local charity Kids Can Achieve by popping into Access Self Storage Harrow on Neptune Road. All chocolate eggs will be stored and given to the children supported by this great local charity in time for Easter.

Access Self Storage Ealing is also collecting Easter Eggs for their nominated local charity, Kids Can Achieve (KCA), which provides services for children and young people with learning disabilities aged five to 25, including those with physical disabilities, autism, complex communication, and behavioural needs.

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Kids Can Achieve, supporting children with learning disabilities and behavioural needs in the Harrow  community.

Emma Russell from Kids Can Achieve said: “We are so pleased to be nominated for this year’s Access Self Storage Easter appeal, these chocolate eggs will put a smile on the faces of the children and young people we support. We thank everyone who gets involved, these eggs will bring so much happiness to the children receiving them!” 

Access Self Storage Harrow manager Somaya Brown said: “ Kids Can Achieve is such an inspirational local charity we hope we can collect a whole 50 sq ft store room full of eggs for the children and families under their care. Our team has started to donate, and we’re really happy to put the kettle on and make a cup of tea for anyone bringing an egg who wants to stay for a chat.!”

Staff have already been making donations and people are invited to bring even more eggs into the Harrow Store on Neptune road any time before April 6th, when a delivery will be made to the charity in time for Easter.

In 2019, more than 2,000 chocolate eggs were collected by Access Self Storage and shared among 16 charities across the UK. 

This year 17 Access Self Storage Stores will set aside a combined 950 ft of storage space to be filled with Chocolate Easter eggs for 17 charities across the UK.

Access Self Storage Harrow

1A Neptune Rd, Harrow, HA1 4HY

Contact details

Tel: 0808 252 8926

Grant from the Peoples Postcode Lottery

We are really excited to announce Kids Can Achieve has been awarded funding from Postcode Community Trust to fund creative therapy and counselling sessions.

The funding of £10,800 is thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

This funding will support young people with learning disabilities to live healthier, happier and safer lives. It will give them access to therapeutic interventions which will help reduce stress related ill health, help understand how their disability affects them and provide support to cope with emotional problems. It will also build resilience and self-esteem, help prevent family breakdown, reduce suicide risk and address bullying.

This is a vital service for children with learning disabilities and their families, as there is nothing else like this on offer in the borough. NHS waiting lists for therapies and counselling are too long, with families not being seen until they are beyond crisis point.

Our project will offer creative therapy on a one to one basis which is a non-intrusive way of engaging young people. Creative therapy has a positive impact on health & well-being & will help unlock potential & build confidence through the use of drawing, painting, playing, sand tray work or talking.

“This grant will have a huge impact on children and young people with learning disabilities and their families living in Harrow, we have been offering creative therapies for a number of years and it has had far reaching impact with many families including stopping young people from committing suicide, preventing family break downs and improving family relationships.  We are so pleased that the Postcode Community Trust has enabled us to carry on delivering such worthwhile support to families in need”.

To access our creative therapies and to find out more visit our therapies page here

Charter House Accountants Charity of the Year

We are very pleased to announce that Charter House Accountants have chosen us as their charity of the year for 2019/2020

Charter House are a local accounts firm in Harrow, you can find out more about them here: https://www.charter-house.net/

Charter House have very kindly adopted our minibus for the year paying for all of the running costs and maintenance as well as giving it a much needed make over.

We are very excited to be working with Charter House Accountants and are so grateful for their help and support. We are looking forward to working together and to see what the year brings.

Family Fun Day 2019

Despite the rain we had a fantastic day on Sunday 22nd September at our family fun day. A big Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, donated money and prizes. We raised an amazing £1700!

We had lots of stalls and games including hook a duck, splat the rat, tombola, cakes, glitter tattoos, BBQ, pottery decorating, face painting, books, sand art and a bouncy castle kindly sponsored by Charter House Accountants.

We are looking forward to our 2020 Family Fun Day which is planned for the 5th September 2020.

Big Lottery Grant Success!

Big Lottery Grant Success!

We have been awarded a huge three year grant of over £400,000 by the Big Lottery fund. The grant will enable KCA to provide support to children with special needs in the borough in partnership with another local charity, The Centre for ADHD and Autism Support.

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The funding from the Big Lottery builds on an earlier grant awarded in
2013. The grant will fund a spectrum of support for children and young
people with special needs: drop-ins, a crèche, group work, 1-1 work,
counselling and art therapy. The project will also employ a family worker to
offer information, advice and support, while a youth transition project will
support young people aged 14-25 as they move from childhood to
adulthood.

The outgoing Chair of KCA Simon Jarrett and the newly appointed Chair
Carol Foyle said in a joint statement:

‘We are deeply grateful to The Big Lottery fund for the great faith
they have shown in KCA by awarding this grant. The work will be
absolutely vital, creating better life opportunities for the children we
work with and their families.

We are delighted to have brought this investment into Harrow and
once again have shown how well-run, dynamic local charities can
boost the lives of people who live here and the local economy.
We look forward to working with our partner The Centre for ADHD
and Autism Support, in making maximum use of this wonderful grant.
The fact that Big Lottery have boosted our funding by 50% from our
previous project is terrific testimony to the confidence they have in
KCA.

Marks & Spencer Volunteers

A team of volunteers from our local Marks & Spencer in Pinner took on the challenge to renovate the art room at our centre.  Marks & Spencer Pinner have chosen us as their charity of the year for the last 2 years and have helped fundraise and donated much needed funds.

On the 11th and 12th July a team of volunteers from M&S took on the task of revamping the art room at KCA; they got stuck in and worked hard painting and redecorating the room with calming blue colours on the walls and colourful and imaginative stickers surrounding the walls; as well as purchasing a cabinet full of art materials.

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Ilias Kostalas, Service Manager  at KCA commented that ‘the team have really worked hard and we are really happy with the result, the children will love the new art room; art is a great way for the children with learning disabilities we support to be able to express themselves and it will make such a difference to them.  We are so grateful for all the hard work and support from M&S Pinner, we cannot thank them enough.’

The team of volunteers said that ‘We are delighted to be helping out and giving something back to our community’.