• "Haven First helped me get my life back on track" - Taegan

  • "I was rescued by a team of very dedicated caring people always ready to listen and help" - Barrie

  • "I was in a dark low place and didn't know we're to turn haven gave me a chance to find me again" - John
  • "You gave me a chance when I was pretty much out of chances, you gave me hope when I was hopeless and you gave me your time and advice when I really needed it" - Gary
    "The haven is a safe place"- John

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  • "You guys are a saviour"- Gary
  • "the staff are amazing people. I was greeted by people who genuinely cared about me [...] I will always be grateful"- Angie
    "The haven is a safe place"- John
  • "My father lived in your Stevenage hostel two years ago [...] he was extremely well looked after and made good friends there"- Pheobe
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Access Self Storage Stevenage sets themselves a challenge to collect more than 200 donations this Christmas for homeless charity Stevenage Haven






Some of the 200 toiletries collected in last year’s Access Self Storage Stevenage Christmas Charity Appeal. L-R with team members Vicky Ward (housing support worker at Stevenage Haven), Ian Girvan (Store Manager) and Frankie Packard (Project Manager)


  •      Staff at Access Self Storage Stevenage have nominated Stevenage Haven to be the beneficiary of this year’s annual Christmas Appeal in the community for the 7th year running
  •      Since the campaign begin 7 years ago more than 4,500 donations have been collected through the campaign and over 100 charities and hospices have been helped nationwide
  •      A 50 square foot room at Access Self Storage Stevenage has been donated to receive any contributions from now until December 14th
  •      Access Self Storage Stevenage is rallying locals to beat last year’s total of 200 toiletries collected for the homeless


The annual Access Self Storage Christmas Charity Appeal is now open, with local residents and businesses invited to drop off chocolates, biscuits & toiletry gift packs for men and women helped by Stevenage Haven this Christmas. Donations can be left from now until December 14th at Access Self Storage Stevenage.


Stevenage Haven exists to provide shelter and support for people experiencing homelessness in Stevenage and North Hertfordshire. The charity helps these people get back on their feet and into secure shelter within their local community - and their mission is to ensure that everyone who becomes homeless has immediate access to safe accommodation, as well as the care and support needed to transform their lives for the better.


Generous locals are challenged to beat last year’s national collection, which saw more than 1,600 presents donated nationwide. So far over 4,500 gifts have been collected for charities across the UK in the history of the Access Self Storage Christmas appeals.

Barbara Howard Director of Stevenage Haven “We are so thrilled that Access Self Storage Stevenage has chosen us for another year to receive donations collected by the store. These gifts donated by our local community, really do help to put a smile on people’s faces over the Christmas period. The Christmas period is a tough time for many people not least the homeless and community support such as this is a powerful message that their community is thinking of them.”


Access Self Storage Stevenage manager Ian Girvan said: “Working annually with  Stevenage Haven we have become close to the charity and the tireless work they do. We are really looking forward to working with the community to make this our best year yet! ”


Girvan continued: “it is so heart-warming to know that people are going out of their way to think about others they don’t even know, especially at such a busy time of the year.”


All donations may be left at the reception of Access Self Storage Stevenage where they will be stored safely until they are delivered to Stevenage Haven on the 14th of December.


Store address:

Access Self Storage Stevenage

Gunnels Wood Road


SG1 2GR  


Tel: 0808 252 8402


For further information about Access Self Storage please contact Miki Haines-Sanger at Golden Goose PR; miki@goldengoosepr.com, 07900 690 574.

Access Self Storage offers the best possible service for storage, office rental, business solutions and so much more.





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